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Ascending Saint Helens, Part 4 of 4: The gear that got me there

I sincerely hope anyone reading this is inspired to climb a mountain of their own. I hope it’s one of the beloved mountains of Washington State, but any mountain that strikes a chord in your heart will suffice. It’s not just something other people talk about. You can do it too. Just make sure you have the right training, the right gear and the right attitude and you’d be surprised how high you can climb. Continue reading »

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Ascending Saint Helens, Part 2 of 4: Rock-hopping at the jetty

After deciding to climb Mt. Saint Helens in early 2012 and committing myself by actually purchasing the permits back in February, Dad and I had been training for the climb for months as the ascent date approached. It wasn’t until August finally arrived that we fully realized the gravity of the task we were about … Continue reading »

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Ichiro Suzuki traded to the NY Yankees

Really, it was only a matter of time before this blog title had to be written. The New York Yankees have more than perfected the art of acquiring (hoarding?) the sports best players and Ichiro has been, without question, one of the all-time greatest players in Major League Baseball history. As a lifetime Seattle Mariners … Continue reading »

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Western State Hospital and Fort Steilacoom Park

Kelly was feeling under the weather one day last week, so I decided to take Parker off her hands and get him out of the house for a bit. I had wanted to make a day out of it, perhaps visiting the recreated Fort Nisqually on Point Defiance, visiting the old Fort Nisqually in DuPont … Continue reading »

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