Looking for a Seattle area bucket list? You are welcome to share mine. It's a combination of hiking, sailing, baseball, food, finance, restaurants and reading. A fair amount of this list involves locations within 50-100 miles of Seattle,
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Twin Rivers Brewing is one of the small craft breweries on my Snohomish Beer Bucket List. Located off of highway 2 in Monroe, this is the perfect place to unwind after a hike, ski or other Stevens Pass or Alpine Lakes Wilderness activity. It’s also the perfect spot to hang out if you are getting […]
Need a beer? Wordpress doesn’t have a plug-in for that yet, but you are welcome to use my Snohomish brewery map. I’m tracking independently owned small craft brewers in Snohomish, Monroe, Woodenville, Bothell and Everett Washington… basically my stompin’ ground.
I’m happy to report that my 2018 “Learning to Sail” project has kicked off. Developing the skills to operate a sailboat is the first step to a number of items that I added to my bucket list last year. My biggest obstacle?… I don’t have access to a sailboat.
Last week we took a trip from the Seattle area to Vancouver to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and found that it is well worth the drive.
Lake Twentytwo is an easy five and a half mile round trip hike. The trailhead is located near Granite Falls (WA) off of the Mountain Loop Highway.
The Seattle area recently premiered two 2017 snow shows: Travis Rice’s Depth Perception and Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. The Barlow crew was lucky enough to catch both of them. Each film was a good way to celebrate the oncoming winter season, but the two are not created equally…
Dear Jim: I would really love to see a Dresden Files Movie or TV Reboot on HBO or Netflix. I’m a huge fan. I’ll spare you the details but a visual depiction of the Dresden Universe on my TV would really take my weekends to the next level.
Getting to the Winchester Mountain Lookout in the North Cascades, Mt. Baker area is harder on your car than it is on your legs. The drive to the top involves a seven mile, single lane dirt road with some big potholes and more than a few washout areas. That said, once you arrive at the trail head the rest of the trip is a snap.
If you didn’t know, the outdoor grillin’ cookbook project started as a joke with a friend in Maui this summer to fund an endless condominium hopping retirement. A month or so later when I built my bucket list I couldn’t resist adding the cookbook idea. I dig the bbq, so now creating my own Pacific Northwest barbecue techniques and recipe book is a thing. It’s officially on the list, no turning back now.
From Mt. Pilchuck Lookout you can see Mt. Rainier, Seattle, Everett, the Olympic Range, the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker and the North Cascades. Mix in a deep orange sunset and some strawberry cotton candy clouds and you have a landscape photographers dream.