Entries from 'hiking'

Our Last Stop – Yachats, OR

From Astoria we headed south to the Cape Perpetua area of the Oregon Coast. We made a pit stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory to see what we could see. The place was packed with fellow cheese enthusiasts and it was a zoo in there! It was cool to see all the machinery where they…

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“Goonies Never Say Die!” – Astoria, OR

Note to the reader: This was written in August while we were still traveling… enjoy! Well we’ve officially been back on the West Coast for a couple of weeks now, slowly working our way home to Southern California. It’s hard not to get antsy and want to speed home, but we are really trying to…

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Twilight on the West Coast – Olympic National Park, WA

We boarded a ferry from Victoria, BC, to Port Angeles, Washington, and made it to our campground around dinner time. We picked this particular destination for a few reasons. I won’t try and pretend I didn’t want to come to Forks, WA – home of Bella and the rest of the gang from the “Twilight”…

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Santiago Peak (Saddleback) via Holy Jim Trail

Growing up in Orange County everyone knows old Saddleback Mountain, or Saddlecrack as we refer to it. It looms off in the distance and you can see it from just about anywhere on the 5 freeway going north out of San Clemente. It is the tallest peak in Orange County and its real name is…

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Sitton Peak – Santa Ana Mountains – Ortega

As I sit here it is about 90 degrees. Luckily we got an early start heading out the Ortega Highway (74) at around 6 a.m. We arrived at the trailhead around 6:30 and set a solid pace at about 3mph following Peter. We parked across the street from the candy store and crossed to the…

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A Beautiful Place – Big Sky, MT

Once all of our guests arrived safely in Billings, we packed up and shipped out via the Moho to a cabin we’d arranged to stay in for five days in Big Sky, Montana. We rented a place called “Eagle’s Nest” in the Moonlight Basin, just across from the local ski resort. The cabin looked pretty…

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The Maine Event – Portland and Acadia, ME

  I’m a little behind on blogging. This blog takes place over Mother’s Day in Maine, and it’s now the middle of July and we are in Montana. I promise I’ll catch up one of these days! Maine. A long-time destination for Chris and me. And we finally made it! This was about as far…

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