Category Archives: Camping and Hiking Tips

Reserve Your Campsite Now

The lights in the rest rooms stayed on all night long last summer at Honeyman State Park in Oregon, my very favorite place to camp. The lights were on, but that was the only light that came through the thick … Continue reading

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A Camping Gift for Kids

If your child loves hiking and camping, or if he/she isn’t sure about hiking and camping, or if he/she has never ever hiked or camped at all, here is a great idea to get the whole family primed for hiking … Continue reading

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Camping in Montana

So after enduring heat, rain, lightning and thunder, cold meals and no coffee, you might think I wouldn’t want to camp any more this summer. Well, you’re wrong. We packed our wet tents and left North Dakota. The sun was … Continue reading

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Camping in North Dakota Last Summer

I’ve made a list of those states among the fifty United States that I have never visited, and in the rest of my life I’m going to try to visit them all. Alaska and Rhode Island have lots of appeal, … Continue reading

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Following my own advice–not!

Listen to your body! How many times have you heard that? How many times have I said it? But last month, even though my body was telling me to hold back, rest, etc., I pushed myself too hard and wound … Continue reading

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Our Annual Three Generational Camping Trip, Jesse M. Honeyman State Park

I can’t remember how many times we have camped at our favorite camp, Jesse M. Honeyman State Park in Oregon. Sitting around the campfire this year, we tried to remember our history in the park. I know we stopped by … Continue reading

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More About Urban Camping, Seattle

I should have put these pictures of a cabin at Camp Long in Seattle on the post that I posted last May, but I confess, I don’t know much about computers and I didn’t know how to add the pictures. … Continue reading

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TEN ESSENTIALS FOR BACKPACKING WITH BABIES AND SMALL CHILDREN

(I wrote the  following article for the July+August issue of WASHINGTON TRAILS, a Publication of the Washington Trails Association.) In keeping with the tradition of creating lists of ten essentials, I offer my own ten here. Preparation:  Set up your … Continue reading

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An International Menace, Firewood From Home

I used to tell campers to bring firewood from home, but I don’t do that anymore. I used  to say it would be less expensive to bring firewood than to buy it in or near camp, but that advice is … Continue reading

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How to Pee In The Woods

At many trailheads, the park or forest service or other authority has provided a toilet of some kind, because it’s a basic truth that many people feel the need to go before they start. But what if there isn’t any … Continue reading

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