The last time I was in Spain was maybe 16 years ago….when camera’s were still using film and where my camera was stolen along with my film. We invited John Biltucci and his wife XiuYun Jiang for this short 8 day trip visiting Barcelona, Madrid and Segovia. This was their first trip to Spain…and Linna’s too.
Mailbox Peak Date: April 22, 2017 Difficulty: 9 out of 10 Distance: 5 miles round-trip Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet Time: 4 to 5 hours Location: Near North Bend, Washington Users Group: Hikers & Dogs Only Permits: Discovery Pass Trail Conditions: Dry Hiking With: Mike Curry, Matt Kerby, Craig Schilling and my dog Macho
Rick Freeman & Matt Kerby
This will be the second time this year I conquered the Mailbox.
Really? A Norway trip during the winter….just what I thought when my wife Linna wanted to visit the Lofoten area for her February birthday. We invited a couple of other friends, Mike Curry and Emelie Espling to enjoy this winter wonderland with us.
We spent two nights and a full day in Oslo before flying up to Leknes via Bodo. More than two days in Oslo would be just a waste of time.
Huntoon Point Snowshoe
Date: December 10, 2016 Difficulty: 7 out of 10 Distance: 5.2 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet Time: 4 to 5 hours Location: Very End of Highway 542; Near Mt. Baker Ski Area Users Group: Hikers & Leashed Dogs Only Permits: No Permits Required Trail Conditions: Fresh Snow (Powder) Hiking with: Linna Freeman and my wonder dog Macho
Freeman’s scaring Matt Kerby
Matt Kerby & Rick Freeman
Linna In Winter Wonderland
We chose Mt. Baker area for our first snowshoe outing this winter.
Mailbox Peak Date: October 30, 2016 Difficulty: 9 out of 10 Distance: 5 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet Time: 4 to 5 hours Location: Near North Bend, Washington Users Group: Hikers & Dogs Only Permits: Discovery Pass Trail Conditions: Dry Hiking With: My Wife Linna Wei & our Wonder Dog Macho
Rick & Linna Freeman
Linna Looking On
Linna and I decided to get Macho out for some fall weather hiking.