“Map? We don’t need no stinkin’ map!”

Last weekend, Gwen, the pups, and I ignored the gloomy skies and headed to a coastal foothill called Mt. Erie. It was chilly at the trailhead, and although our wipers got a short workout on the 40 minute drive, it was dry. Perhaps 15 minutes along the trail the sun hit the canopy and the forecast promised to be happily wrong. Continue reading

Winter hiking in the Pacific Northwest

Bellingham’s temperature seems to hover around 44° F from November to April with the occasional snow storm or warmer sunny day.  Low pressure systems linger off shore spiraling in storms for days and sometimes weeks causing the forecast to look like: Continue reading