River Time Brewing

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If you follow me on Facebook or check out my trip reports, you know this is my favorite new place to stop in Darrington, WA after hikes on the Mountain Loop or North Cascades Highway (it’s faster to drive through Darrington than Burlington).  If you ever wondered if there was a good spot to stop […]

Friday Faves 11/24/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! And it’s #OptOutside, too! Lately, I have been trying out some new blogs. These are some of my favorite that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! The Hiking Life This has to be one of the most comprehensive lists of lightweight and ultralight weight backpacks I have read in a long […]

Friday Faves 3/17/2017

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Wahoo, TGIF! Don’t forget to wear your green! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week. Enjoy them.  Then GET OUTSIDE! If this isn’t your first Friday Faves, you may be looking for my latest trip reports here.  I have now moved these to a newsletter that goes out to my […]

Chocolate Paleo Granola

What kind of “change” person are you?  Do you seek out change?  Do you avoid it as much as possible? Are you the kind of person who likes stability but secretly longs for change to happen?  Can you roll with change or resist it?  If you do a Google search for “dealing with change”, you […]

Paleo Hikers and Backpackers

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I follow a bunch of hiking and backpacking groups on Facebook and many of them inevitably start talking about food on the trail. And most of it is processed junk with little or no value other than calories. The common myth is that you can eat whatever you want while hiking because you are expending so […]

Friday Faves 11/25/16

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Wahoo, TGIF! I hope you are all finding ways to work off that Thanksgiving pie! These are some of my favorite articles and links that I checked out this week, plus my latest hike. Enjoy them.  Then #OptOutside! My Latest Hike Saturday’s hike was a bit chilly but getting outdoors never disappoints.  Old growth forest, waterfalls and snow […]

Prosciutto Date Wraps

When I first starting packing my lunches for backpacking, my standard was pepperoni or salami with hard cheese* and a cracker of some kind. However, trying to avoid nightshades has seriously reduced the ability to just pick up some pepperoni slices or salami log without some kind of pepper in it. I started looking for […]

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Sneaky Turkey Stroganoff

  This is the first of a few recipes I am trying out for this year’s backpacking season, trying to mix things up a bit and add even more veggies.  Stroganoff is one of my favorite meals.  My brothers and sisters and I ate it a lot growing up and it is super easy to […]