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Hiking to Fern Falls - Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Fern Falls

There are several famous waterfalls across the United States. Niagara, Yosemite and Multnomah, just to name a few. The number of people who travel to these falls each year is astounding, and as lovely as they are, I have to question the need to travel so far to see something that can easily be found in our own back yard. If there's one resource the Pacific Northwest isn't lacking, it's water. Our geography is molded by glaciers, rivers and lakes.…

Where did fall go?

Kyle woke me early on Sunday as he headed out hunting with Dylan. It was one of those mornings where it was useless trying to fall back to sleep. Although, Juneau had no problem with that. The sun filled our living room and as I sat by the window I half expected it to still be 70 degrees outside. Our kitty, Zooey, meowed at the door so she could go out. I opened it for her and was instantly sucker-punched…

Third time’s the charm: Marie Creek

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great GatsbyDo you guys have a hike or a walk that you do over and over but never really seem to advance on? For us, that's been Marie Creek.  We have hiked this trail two other times (here and here) and got to the same spot both times. Never made it beyond the creek. Until now... I think I expected the trail to…

Road Trip: Leavenworth, Part 3

Shop and sight see... check. Party at Oktoberfest... check. Explore the beautiful mountains and river... here we go! Due to the craziness of the Leavenworth Marathon, we were unable to hike Icicle River like we initially planned, but thanks to a knowledgeable employee at Leavenworth Mountain Sports, we decided to hike Penstock Trail, just a couple miles west of town.  I am SO glad we did! We actually hiked the trail twice. That's how beautiful it was. On Saturday morning, Kyle…

A little cabin time

It's amazing how a little time away can make you feel recharged and give you a positive boost. In an ideal world, I would be telling you an amazing story about an awesome trip we went on over Labor Day weekend, but in actuality Kyle had to work on Saturday, I wanted to finish painting the house, and my parents needed me to feed their cat while they were out of town. Such is life. Luckily for us, we were…