A hot day at Schafer State Park, halfway between Olympia and Aberdeen, with the trailer fully exposed to the afternoon sun meant I was looking for somewhere to hide, so that little sign saying “Forest Trails” held promise of cooler temperatures along with a bit of adventure. A short ways down the first trail, I realized this walk would be all about the details. In the brilliant blues and greens of reality, the little details got lost so I used a filter in Lightroom to give them their moment in the sun. Enjoy!
Month: July 2016
Review: Denny Creek, WA
This is a low-key National Park campground: nothing fancy, but it covers the basics of toilets, water spigots, and a decent amount of space between sites so you and your neighbors don’t have to be besties by the end of the first day. And the whole place is heavily forested, so solar panels aren’t much use and my generator got a daily workout (30-45 minutes or so) to keep the battery topped up.
Seeing Mount St. Helens
In December of 2011, I flew over Mount Saint Helens in a small commuter jet and was lucky to get this shot. I was living on the Central Coast of California at the time, and, other than the 1980 eruption, I had no clue about the mountain. I just knew what I saw was breathtaking, both in size and in scope. A year later, I found myself flying over Mount Saint Helens on a regular basis, as I had moved to Seattle. On cloudless days, I could look down and see the path of the destruction to the west, where mud…
Breaking It Down
There is both a sense of excitement and a bit of nerves when moving from one campsite to another. I look forward to exploring the new place, but it does mean I have to pack up literally everything and that is a lot of detail right there. So if you’re interested in details and how things work (for me) when moving from Point A to Point B, you’re in luck, this blog post is for you. If not, you can stop reading now 🙂 The day before I move is a combination of planning the route via the Garmin (RV version…
Figuring Things Out
71 days since I picked up my Alto trailer and started down the road (yeah, pun intended) towards being a full-time vagabond. At the end of May, I let the apartment go and moved everything I had left into either trailer or car (mostly trailer). And yesterday, I officially gave my notice at work that August 19th is my last day. They don’t give you any fanfare, and to them, it’s just another resignation, not the big-deal retirement thing it is for me personally. So what have I learned in 71 days of doing this (minus 14 days of an…