Category Archives: Winter Camping and Hiking

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Walking the Aurora Bridge, a new city park, and a great urban walk

Some weeks, it gets harder and harder to find a good hike for my weekly walking group. That’s especially true in the winter, when we do urban (urbane) walks. We try to find novelty, challenge, interesting scenery, and a good … Continue reading

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Deadhorse Canyon–Tell Yourself You’re in the Mountains

When the snow began to fall in the mountains and I grudgingly evolved from mountain hiker to city walker, I  tried to find a transitional hike for the Walkie-Talkies, my weekly hiking group, to make the switch to urban hiking … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Sewage Treatment Plant

OK, I guess it’s not high on the list of very many people, and I admit I’ve never really thought a lot about what happens after I flush or run the garbage disposal, or  when the washing machine empties itself, … Continue reading

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Looking for a hiking group? Start your own.

My hiking group has been hiking together for more than 15 years. During that time, of course, many people have come and gone, but the original two are still part of the gang–my husband Don and me. In the picture, … 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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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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RV Camping, Without An RV

Tent Campers: Have you ever considered camping in an RV campground, excuse me, RV park?  Many RV parks welcome tent campers. In addition to the sites where you can set up your tent, many RV parks offer weather-proof cabins or … Continue reading

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Urban Camping, in San Francisco, Seattle, and… your town’s name here?

I read recently in the San Francisco Chronicle that a new campground has been opened in San Francisco’s Presidio. Rob Hill Campground, located on 4 acres at the top of the Presidio’s highest hill, is the only campground in the … Continue reading

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