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A View of Mt. St. Helens

Summer is approaching fast. School will be out, activities dwindle down and the sun will be shining (hopefully), giving everyone a chance to slow down and take a deep breath. Ahhhh, my favorite time of year… The forest is a good place to do that, to get some good quality oxygen. Whether you are camping (maybe staying with us at …

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Camping Season in the Gorge

Camping Season in the Gorge

  I’ve come from a family with a long history of camping memories. And after all these years I can’t say any of them have been bad. Each a solid story with either a learning lesson or a good laugh. From tent camping, to RVs, to our little old cabin — this favorite pastime with friends and family helps me …

Mountain Biking

It’s National Bike Month and with the weather improving at rapid rates, what better time to jump on our two-wheeled companions?! The League of American Bicyclists says this month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and showcase the many benefits of riding. While most National Bike Month http://bikeleague.org/bikemonth events focus on road biking, we’re going …

Skamania Roots

Derived from the Cascades Chinook word sk’mániak, meaning “swift waters,” Skamania County, in Southwest Washington, was founded in 1854. The county was one of the first established counties in the State of Washington. Spreading over 1,600 square miles, Skamania County is one of the most scenic and diverse landscapes in the world. With Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mt. St. …