Category Archives: Within Reach of the Ranch

The Classic Mountain Loop Highway Hike: Robe Canyon and the Railroad Tunnels

  Robe Valley, Washington… The hidden gem of an area for outdoor recreation, Seattle’s own historic backyard playground has so much to offer with sights to see and trails to hike it’s hard to choose what to spend your time … Continue reading

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Some great photos of Mt. Pilchuck and the view from the summit

So, while meandering through Google Earth, I happened upon this tidbit of photography by an actual climber/photographer named Jim Dockery (www.jimdockery.com).  Here is the view from the summit with the lookout tower and towards our ranch. (If you knew where … Continue reading

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1890’s Gold Rush through the foothills to Monte Cristo

Picture this.  It’s the late 1890’s and the Pacific Northwest is still a wild frontier land.  There a small town of Everett, more like a fishing village and a small town or two scattered among river fronts.  Some adventursome prospectors discover a … Continue reading

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The Mt. Pilchuck Lookout right in front of us

One very unique hike that can be viewed from the front windows of our home is that of the Lookout on Mt. Pilchuck.  Yup, on a clear day, and with the assistance of a strong pair of binoculars you can … Continue reading

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Seeing Seattle: the View from the top of Green Mountain

Wow!  Check out the newest photo album "View from Green Mountain, February"!    From the back driveway to our land, we connect with a back road that heads right up to the top of Green Mountain.  On a clear day, … Continue reading

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Some nearby attractions

Check out the link to Robe Canyon Historic Park.  This is right across the Mountain Loop Highway from us.  Some of the neatest "old west" sites can be found there Including this old railroad tunnel.  You can see this photo … Continue reading

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