Posts Tagged ‘ Adventures

U-District Farmer’s Market

Yesterday I went with Kevin to the U-District Farmer’s Market. It was actually my first time going, despite living only walking distance from it for roughly 7 years. Below are some photos (as I moblog this from the ferry):

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Hiking to Otter Falls

On Saturday, Ryan, Kevin, Taylor and I hiked to Otter Falls near Middle Fork, totaling 10 miles roundtrip! The trek was certainly worth it–Otter Falls is a pretty epic “hidden gem”, if I ever saw one.

First, to give you a sense of scale, here are the falls as viewed across Lipsy Lake. Find Taylor in the lower-right corner.

And here’s me and Kevin scuttling on its steep surface:

The view looking straight up from its base:

The guys looking up towards the falls:
The guys looking up towards the falls

Needless to say, the falls were pretty amazing to witness. I would highly recommend anyone in the area to make the trip. The funny thing is that we all found out about this place through our RSS feeds, specifically through this blog post. The Internet got us outdoors, go figure.

Jamie Meets Giant Tree

Ryan recently finished uploading his photos from our last hiking trip. This is one of my favorites.

Hiking Middle Fork

As you may have seen from the moblog below, last weekend Ryan and I went camping at Middle Fork with Kevin, Sean, and Ash. We had a pretty sweet site right by the Snoqualmie River and spent two nights there where Ryan demonstrated his expert fire-making skills and we successfully evaded the Washington rain (for the most part). Most notably though, our biggest accomplishment was a 13.65-mile hike on the Middle Fork trail, which needless to say, pushed us to the limit. Below are some photos I took on my phone along the way:

Hiking Middle Fork

Middle Fork Hiking

Hiking Middle Fork

Hiking Middle Fork

introPLAY Picnic at Discovery Park


Photo by
Kevin Pittman

Today we had a picnic at Discovery Park to celebrate the end of our introLEAGUE. The weather didn’t look so hot this morning with its completely overcast skies and temperature in the low 50′s. However, by popular demand we went out anyway, in true Northwest spirit.

Once there, not only was the picnic fooding really good, but we also took a trail that led us down to the water. Also, since none of us had Frisbees or the like to play with, it forced us to get creative with the games. Like really creative. (See photo above.) That, and the sun came out at the end! Overall, it was a wonderful way to spend the Memorial Day afternoon.

Sun in Seattle (omg finally) – What’d you do?

So needless to say, the weather finally broke out of its dreary mid-40° with rain and we broke the heat record yesterday when it reached 90° out. And man was long overdue. I mean, I’m a definite northwest girl who enjoys her gray skies and misty rain; however, this fall/winter dragged like none other, say 8 months.

Like most in Seattle, I spent this weekend outside a bunch: Friday night BBQ at Aaron & Kelly’s,

Saturday picnic and geocaching at Lincoln Park,


and frozen yogurt with Irene at the Cal Andersen Park. How about you? :)

And although it’s supposed to rain next week, I’m hoping this changes of weather marks at least a turning point in seasons, one in which I can finally closet my long wool coat.