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Tag: Mount Saint Helens 2018

Switchbacks on the trail and in life

I like to have two or three discrete take-away points after any adventure – a short bulleted list of things I learned or what I got out of the adventure, or how I grew or changed. When we did Kilimanjaro (I can’t believe that was only 6 months ago), […]

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View from the Astoria Column

This photo totally deserves a blog post of its own!  This is the view from the observation deck of the Astoria Column. No, not that photo, though the Column itself is impressive and it sets off my rustic good looks nicely – I was actually talking about this […]

The Eagles of Long Beach

While we were in Washington State to hike at Mount Saint Helens, we spent a couple of days playing on and around Long Beach, where we got our first glimpse at the Pacific Ocean! Something else that we saw, though not for the first time, were Bald Eagles […]

The Year of the Beach

The Roaming Parkers are pretty much evenly divided between mountain people and beach people.  I don’t mind beaches but I vastly prefer mountains, and Elise will tolerate mountains but she loves the beach.  I think the kids are about evenly split too. It turns out that this miniature […]