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Supey’s birthday 2021

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Happy birthday Supey!

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Map enthusiast

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Three readers and a cat

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From Thursday, getting prepared

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White River camping

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We ventured into the gorgeous Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest this week

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Our first hike took us to Sheep Lake, which is along the Pacific Crest Trail!

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Hazel dipped her feet into the alpine water

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Then we found a picturesque picnic spot

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This table rock became a landmark on the way up

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So we stopped here on the way back down

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Hazel counted every step of her descent: just over 5500!

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We set up camp at our new favorite site (#31)

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And headed down our private trail to the White River to cool off

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We were lucky to have a calm area in which to wade. Outside the sandbar the river was raging (Also, have you ever seen a whiter river?)

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Noodles for dinner

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The next morning: Mount Rainier’s Sunrise area

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Always stunning

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Hazel took this one

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We encountered some unexpected conditions (foreshadowing)

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Frozen Lake living up to its name

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The breathtaking calm before the snow

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We did about a quarter mile of sliding down this stuff. The grownups were 100% holding the children up. Quite an adventure!

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Yes, Landry’s in! (Back at the campsite)

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Later: tired kids roasting dogs

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Day 3: Grove of the Patriarchs

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Our trail was along the crystal-clear Ohanapecosh River

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The towering trees did not disappoint

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But the bouncy one-person-at-a-time suspension bridge was unforgettable!

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RECOMMENDED ONE PERSON ON BRIDGE AT A TIME

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Parting shot by Landry 🙂

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Skimming swimmer

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Here’s a pool-cleaning efficiency…

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Skim while you swim!

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Arboretum

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Greetings from a W tree at the University of Washington Arboretum

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We walked and picnicked with the Cains!

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Beautiful view from the Japanese Garden

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Small cousin, tall cousin

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Farewell arboretum

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Tie dye tower

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Hazel built a tall tower (and today was tie dye day at camp)

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Day campers

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Posing before camp / backing into a tree

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Off they go!

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Heat wave, day 3

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New record today: 107! Kitty is not impressed

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Tired and hot (and happpy) after a day at camp

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Really tired and really hot (plus also pleased) after the same

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Heat wave, day 2

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Sunny kids between swims

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Landry photo bombed my inner tube sombrero pic

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Today’s homegrown high: a whisker shy of 101!

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Heat wave, day 1

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Hello from Heat Wave City!

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It was a big pool day here

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Wet hugs goodbye

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It got so very hot

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Apparently too hot to open one’s eyes

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Even under duress 🙂

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Look where we topped out! More heat expected tomorrow…

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Balance biker, seal rodeo

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Getting comfy on the two wheeler

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Whee, no feet!

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Late afternoon seal rodeo