It all started with a question. “What are you guys doing this weekend?” It was my way of making morning small talk with my coworkers while seeping a green tea bag in a mug of hot water. The result of … Continue reading Wilson Creek
Isn’t this weather lovely? Less rain plus more sun equals happy smiling people in the Craker household! I took advantage of a recent sunny day by going for a run at Sequalitchew Creek Trail. This past week I’ve spent part of … Continue reading Sequalitchew Creek Trail
Two of my great loves in life are exploring and history. So when I get the chance to combine them I jump at the chance. When compiling my outdoors bucket list for 2016, one of the hikes I focused on … Continue reading Hiking and history
Two weeks ago the sky was orange. The sky was orange and the sun was a ball of red fire. Smoke drifted across the Evergreen state bringing ash and the smell of woodsmoke. Temperatures were rising and the warm days combined … Continue reading Burning Washington
When you are standing in the parking lot in the Paradise Historic District in Mt. Rainier National Park, you have many choices about where you can hike. You can go see glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, heck the top of the mountain … Continue reading Paradise found: Part II
I think any time someone is presented with a challenge, the first question that pops into their head is: Is it worth it? Is the extra effort at work worth missing out on family time? Is eating that second bowl … Continue reading Skookum Falls: Is it worth it?
Veronica and Catarina flew home to Texas for the weekend, leaving me in an empty house for the first time in two years. What is a man to do when he is suddenly a bachelor again? Go hiking, of course. … Continue reading Suntop Mountain fire lookout