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Big Creek 11.15.13
11/16/2013 6:46:36 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Tom and I hiked at Big Creek in Olympic National Park Yesterday. We saw just one other person all day but saw thousands of mushrooms, lots of mossy tr...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Crystal Peak 7.5.13
7/6/2013 2:33:20 PM,  12 COMMENTS

We loved Crystal Peak!!! The views of Mount Rainier are amazing! The flowers are beautiful! The hike is just the right challenge for us at almos...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Three Year Hiking Streak - Mount Townsend 6.28.13
6/29/2013 11:36:19 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Our hike to Mount Townsend completed 3 years of hiking at least once a week. It all started with us deciding we should go see Mount St Helens....  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Kelly Butte and Colquhoun Peak 6.22.13
6/23/2013 5:18:31 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I love the Kelly Butte trail for it's steep climb, cool rocks that make great photo ops, great flowers, the view from the top and the lack of people....  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Mount Rose Summit
6/23/2013 4:55:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been hiking every week but have not been doing much with Sparkpeople. It seems that life got busy. It's that time of year, I want to be outside!...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Mount Rose 4.19.13
4/20/2013 1:05:21 PM,  12 COMMENTS

We hiked at Mount Rose in the Olympics, for the first time, today. The first 1.8 miles to the JCT at Horsecamp the trail is in great shape and easy...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Little Ranger Peak 4.12.13
4/12/2013 10:51:48 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today we hiked up to Little Ranger Peak. The trail is in great shape except one big tree that blocks the trail in two places but it isn't hard to get...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Greenwater 4.7.13
4/7/2013 11:34:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It was such a rainy day that we didn't want to go hiking but we didn't want to sit home either so we went for a drive up on the forest road 70 near Gr...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Mazama Ridge at Mount Rainier 3.29.13
3/31/2013 10:25:49 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Friday we grabbed the snowshoes and headed to Paradise to finally do Mazama Ridge. The route starts out on a road that they don't plow in the win...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Hurricane Ridge 3.8.13
3/9/2013 12:32:55 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Finally, after weeks of waiting for good weather, we headed up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Once we got above the clouds it was a beau...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Staircase Rapids and Orangegate Property
3/3/2013 7:13:04 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Friday we drove up to the Olympic National Park and hiked the Staircase Rapids Trail. It took us 3 hours due to a snowy side trip=) www.facebook.com...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Swan Creek 2.22.13
2/22/2013 8:19:31 PM,  12 COMMENTS

The weather here is wet and windy and there is a storm going on in the mountains so we decided to hike locally today. Swan Creek Park here in Tacoma...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge 2.15.13
2/15/2013 10:13:21 PM,  11 COMMENTS

We had another beautiful spring like day here! We spent the day walking all over the Nisqually Wildlife Refuse. We walked 5-6 miles. There is a neat m...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Ocean Shores - Snowy Owls 2.1.13
2/2/2013 3:00:51 PM,  8 COMMENTS

We headed to Damon Point at Ocean Shores in search of the snowy owls that winter there. We saw lots of owls and lots of owl photographers. And we disc...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Multnomah Falls and More 1.26.13
2/2/2013 2:46:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

We went to Portland last Friday to visit two of our grandsons and their parents too. The boys loved the gifts we brought and we all enjoyed lunch at M...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Chambers Bay 1.25.13
1/25/2013 10:57:21 PM,  9 COMMENTS

We were expecting rain so we decided to stay close to home. We went to nearby Chambers Bay thinking we'd get the 3.25 loop done in no time but about h...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Paradise 1.18.13
1/19/2013 11:55:27 AM,  9 COMMENTS

We enjoyed another amazing day at Mount Rainier. A weird temperature inversion made it nice and warm at The Mountain while it was cold and foggy in th...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

IC
1/14/2013 11:21:08 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I've been lost in thought, dealing with a painful IC (interstitial cystitis) flare up and just struggling to accept that I have this stupid conditi...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Paradise at Mount Rainier 1.11.13
1/12/2013 10:30:03 PM,  13 COMMENTS

We love Paradise on sunny winter days so we headed there again. We saw a silver phase red fox begging along the road. I took his picture but didn'...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Skagit River Eagles 1.4.13
1/5/2013 4:17:37 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Yesterday was amazing, we headed up to the Skagit River to see the bald eagles that hang out in the area this time of year. We saw dozens of eagles,...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Panorama Point Snowshoe 1.1.13
1/2/2013 8:43:17 AM,  13 COMMENTS

We had another amazing day on Mount Rainier. The sun was shining and the wind was calm. The clouds to the south that were to the south on Friday were...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Goals for 2013
12/31/2012 9:54:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm tired of spinning my wheels and will practice more self control in the new year so I can lose some more weight. My goal is Onederland. That'...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Paradise at Mount Rainier 12.28.12
12/29/2012 3:44:38 PM,  14 COMMENTS

With predictions of dreary weather and neither of us feeling very good we were going to head to the coast for our weekly hike. I printed out directio...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Crystal Mountain Area 12.7.12
12/7/2012 11:22:24 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have a sore throat and stuffy nose so we decided to go easy today. We drove to a few places and got out and explored in the fresh snow. We got in ab...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Greenwater Lakes 11.24.12
11/25/2012 10:01:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We hiked 6.6 miles on a nice trail along the Greenwater River and took us to two lakes. It's lush green thanks to all the moisture and the river is c...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Suntop Lookout 11.16.12
11/16/2012 7:37:04 PM,  10 COMMENTS

We hiked up to Suntop Lookout today. The road goes all the way up to the lookout but is gated a mile below now because of snow. A mile each way and so...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Comet Falls 11.9.12
11/10/2012 12:39:29 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Tom and I headed up to Mount Rainier yesterday to hike the Comet Falls Trail. It was a pretty morning so we stopped and took some pics at Alder Lake o...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Rattlesnake Mountain 11.3.12
11/4/2012 12:06:38 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Tami and I kept our plan to hike Rattlesnake Mountain today even though the weather was ugly. It was cloudy and wet but it was still great to be out....  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

tired...
10/27/2012 1:34:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

i was just too darn tired to do much of anything today...ugh......  Read more

WORKNATIT

Theler Wetlands in Belfair WA 10.26.12
10/26/2012 7:00:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

It's a dreary rainy day here so we picked something short, easy and not mountainous that a friend had recommended. It's a lovely place even on an ugl...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Old School Healthy
10/26/2012 3:25:24 PM,  10 COMMENTS

So I've been dropping weight doing a little of this and a little of that. My biggest loss came from my two rounds of HCG. Something I DO NOT REGRET...  Read more

LOUISEMID

Snowy Mount Catherine 10.20.12
10/20/2012 9:31:45 PM,  11 COMMENTS

The first snow of the season hit at Snoqualmie Pass this morning and made hiking up to the top of Mount Catherine with Sparkfriend Tammy a lot of fun!...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Snoqualmie Tunnel 10.19.12
10/19/2012 7:56:33 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The Snoqualmie Tunnel has been on our list for a long time. Today we took advantage of the long tunnel to get some miles in without getting drenched....  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Tipsoo Lake and Naches Peak Loop 10.13.12
10/13/2012 9:02:31 PM,  13 COMMENTS

We just couldn't stay away from The Mountain even though the weather is too bad to even see it. The fall colors are amazing! They made the hike great...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Lake Fenwick 10.13.12
10/13/2012 10:17:48 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The wonderful long dry spell in the Seattle area has come to an end=( Knowing that rain after 82 days would make the roads a mess we decided on a sh...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Walking and Small Towns
10/7/2012 9:37:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have decided to be more active by participating in Volkswalking (volksmarching). While I was in Portland last weekend there was a Volksmarch in Gres...  Read more

GERRYS-GIRL

North Cascades Weekend
10/7/2012 9:24:54 PM,  8 COMMENTS

We headed over the lovely North Cascades Hwy Friday morning to get to the top of the highest road in WA and Slate Peak Lookout and do some hiking wher...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

The same 5 lbs
10/1/2012 5:37:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I seem to be loosing the same 5 pounds over and over and over and . . . I'm at 163 lbs this morning, I was at 163 lbs last week. I've been hoveri...  Read more

GERRYS-GIRL

Indian Henry's Cabin and Mirror Lake 9.28.12
9/29/2012 3:15:25 PM,  8 COMMENTS

The third try was the charm! We tried to make it to Indian Henry's Cabin in 1999 and last year but both times snow made it impossible to find our way....  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

Spray Park Trail at Mount Rainier 9.21.12
9/22/2012 2:20:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We headed to the NW corner of Mount Rainier National Park to hike the spray Park Trail. We were optimistic even thought we had to use our windshield w...  Read more

WENDYWITKOSKI

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