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...where discretion, as always, is the better part of boredom. ©

In marked contrast to the currently fashionable and oh-so-trending quagmire of Social Networking, we here at the forefront of the nascent but hopefully inevitable realm of Petulant Networking strive to be unsociable and phlegmatic, generally avoiding contentious and relevant issues, and imposing on our weary visitors no tedious recitation of our prosaic views of the sordid affairs of the world.  We just have a bunch of pictures of hikes and trips and stuff,  for those all-too-frequent times when we need to be somewhere else for a while, somewhere that allows us to escape the fringe-dwelling perch from which we peer unflinchingly, albeit somewhat obtusely, into the yawning abyss of reality.  Or some such tripe...

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Upcoming Stuff ... 

... wherein we crank up our Reality Generators and lurch off into the distance in search of new and improved adventures.

 The Much Hyped, Somewhat Annual, Highly Anticipated, Border-line Mystical Fifth Flamingo Fantasia  August 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012?  
 Mt. Rainier Circumambulation  2012
 Mt. St. Helens Circumambulation  2012
 Alaska via The Al-Can Highway  2014
 Tour du Mt. Blanc - Mt. Blanc Circumambulation   2015
 Hiking from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - Le Grande Randonnée Cinq (GR-5)  Before We Expire
 Papeete, Tahiti; Nuku Hiva, The Marquesas; Faanui, Bora Bora   Before We Expire
 The Canadian Maritime Provinces and Iceland  Before We Expire
 Hiking from Trieste to Monaco - The Via Alpina Trail  Before We Expire
 

 


The Archives ...

... wherein we fondly, or otherwise, chronicle past adventures, misadventures, and some not entirely infrequent flagrant indiscretions, plummeting prosaically to the lowest and most irritating depths of banality, and then soaring majestically to the highest and most irritating heights of circumstantiality.

Note that some of the Archive Pages below contain way too many images, and if you're connected using dial-up (!) or even slow broadband (i.e. <1.5 mbps), you can expect that only the top portion of the page will load.  Of course, this means that you won't have to look at so many images, so maybe this is not entirely bad news.  In any case, you can click here to send a complaint.

 

2017

Yellowstone National Park.  --  February 5 - February 12, 2017

Kendall Peak Saddle, Viewpoint, and Lakes  --  March 4, 2017

Escape Trailer Rally, Osoyoos, B.C. --  May 25-30, 2017

Oregon Coast  --  June 21-28, 2017

Winthrop R&B Festival and Hiking, Rock Cut Blues Festival  --  July 19-30, 2017

  Mt. Baker and Baker Lake  -- August 21-28, 2017

  Oregon Coast  -- October 11-20, 2017

  Mt. St. Helens -- October 26-31, 2017

2016

  Victoria, Whistler, Vancouver  --  April, 2016

  Japan and Thailand  --  April 19 - June 3, 2016

  Winthrop R&B Festival and Hiking  --  July 17-24, 2016

  Mt. Baker and Baker Lake  -- August 12-15, 2016

  Wallowa Mtns. and Walla Walla  --  August 26 - September 4, 2016

  Grand Canyon, Moab, Las Vegas, Death Valley  --  November 20 - December 28, 2016

2015

  Rattlesnake Ledge -- January 2, 2015

  Rattlesnake Mountain -- January 31, 2015

  California -- February 13-16, 2015

  Little Mt. Si -- April 19, 2015

  Cedar Ridge -- May 15, 2015

  Central Oregon -- September 11 - 21, 2015

  Pinnacles N.P., Joshua Tree N.P., Anza-Borrego S.P. -- November 26 - December 31, 2015

 

2014

  Northrop Canyon, Sun Lakes, Ancient Lakes -- April 24-27, 2014

  California - May 15-19, 2014  

  Portugal, Spain, Morocco -- May 29 - July 3, 2014

  Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival -- July 18-20, 2014 

  Victoria, B.C. -- August 3-4, 2014 

  Lake Margaret, Olympic Peninsula -- August 9-11, 2014

  California -- September 19-22, 2014

  California -- September 25-29, 2014

North Cascades -- October 2-5, 2014

  Columbia Gorge & North Central Oregon -- October 9-12, 2014

  California -- October 24-27, 2014

  California -- November 27 - December 2, 2014

  California -- December 24-27, 2014

2013

  Kendall Peak Saddle -- January 11, 2013

  Kendall Peak Lakes -- March 9, 2013

  Utah  --  April 19 - May 12, 2013

  Sunbanks Rhythm and Blues Festival - May 17-19, 2013 

  Suchia Island -- June 20, 2013 

  Melakwa Lake - July 7, 2013

  Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival - July 20, 2013

  Klahanie Ridge - Olympic N.P. - August 7, 2013

  Skyline Loop and Mt. Fremont Lookout - Mt. Rainier N.P. -- August 15, 2013

  Flamingo Fete -- September 7, 2013

  Leavenworth Blues Festival -- September 13-14, 2013

  Central Oregon -- December 22-27, 2013

2012

  Kendall Peak Lakes -- January 11, 2012

  Kendall Peak Saddle -- March 8, 2012

  LTII and Portland -- March 9, 2012

  Mama Helen's Taxes -- March 15, 2012

  Winthop R&B Festival -- July 19-21, 2012

  Suchia and Matia Islands  -- September 7-9, 2012

  Leavenworth Blues Festival -- September 15, 2012

  Cupertino -- September 25, 2012

  Lake 22 -- November 10, 2012

  Cupertino -- November 22, 2012

2011

  Thailand -- May 6-24, 2011

  North Cascades - Sauk Mountain, Mt. Baker, Baker River -- August 18-21, 2011

  Gold Creek -- September 4, 2011

  Mt. St. Helens -- September 16-19, 2011

Maple Pass and San Juan Islands -- October 15-16, 2011

  El Canyon Grandioso -- October 21-30, 2011

Kendall Peak Lakes -- November 24, 2011

Cabin Creek and Gold Creek  -- December 10 and 15, 2011

North Cascades - Winthrop and Twisp -- December 23-26, 2011

2010

  Central Washington -- April 15-18, 2010

  Central Washington -- May 21-23, 2010

  Five Months Working on the House and Yard Instead of Hiking -- June 1 - October 31, 2010 

  Peru and Chile -- November 4-27, 2010

2009

  Kendall Peak Lakes -- January 25, 2009

  Amabilis Mountain -- February 1, 2009 (Stupor Bowl Sunday!)

  Commonwealth Basin -- April 4, 2009

  Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA -- April 19 and 23, 2009

  Surprise Creek -- April 24, 2009

  Central Washington -- May 15-17, 2009

  Central Washington -- May 23-24, 2009

  Barclay Lake -- May 29, 2009

  Thailand -- May 31 - June 7, 2009

  Mt. St. Helens -- July 9-12, 2009   

  Stewart Island and Blind Bay -- July 24-26, 2009

  North Cascades -- August 6-8, 2009

  Colchuck Lake, Aasgard Pass, Enchantment Lakes -- August 28-31, 2009

  Mt. St. Helens -- September 17-20, 2009

  New Zealand -- November 26 - December 27, 2009

2008

 West Fork Miller River -- February 17, 2008

Kendall Peak Lakes and Kendall Knob -- February 23, 2008

Amabilis Mountain -- March 16, 2008

Kendall Peak Lakes -- April 12, 2008

Oregon Coast -- May 22-25, 2008

Quartz Creek -- June 8, 2008

Suchia Island -- June 28-29, 2008

Cooper River and Pete Lake -- July 6, 2008

Central Washington -- July 18-20, 2008

Mt. St. Helens -- July 25-27, 2008

Portland, Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood -- August 2-3, 2008

North Cascades -- August 14-17, 2008

 North Fork Teanaway River -- September 12-13, 2008

 Southwest Trip -- October 10-31, 2008

 Snow Lake -- November 16, 2008

 Oregon Coast -- November 26-29, 2008

2007

 Amabilis Mountain -- February 3, 2007

 Mama Helen's Taxes -- March 1-4, 2007

 Gold Creek and Twin Falls -- April 7, 2007

 Suchia Island -- May 12-13, 2007

 Commonwealth Basin -- May 19, 2007

 Deception Creek -- June 2, 2007

 Columbia Gorge, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla -- June 7-9, 2007

 Vancouver -- June 14-15, 2007

 Ollalie Lake, Rainbow Lake, Island Lake -- June 30, 2007

 North Fork Teanaway River -- July 6-7, 2007

 Tunnel Creek, Hope Lake, Mig Lake, Lake Josephine -- July 14, 2007

 Shaw Island -- July 28-29, 2007

 North Cascades -- August 16-18, 2007

 The "Three Sisters" Circumambulation Hike -- August 28 - September 3, 2005 2006 2007

 Matia Island - September 14-15, 2007

 North Fork Teanaway River -- October 26-27, 2007

 Snow Lake -- November 18, 2007

 Oregon Coast -- November 21-25, 2007

 Kendall Knob -- December 1, 2007

Snoqualmie Valley Trail -- December 15, 2007

 Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau -- December 22, 2007 - January 23, 2008

2006

 Thailand -- January 4 - February 6, 2006

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- March 18, 2006

 Mama Helen's Taxes -- March 23-26, 2006

 Amabilis Mountain -- April 23, 2006

 Mt. St. Helens -- June 10-11, 2006

 Shaw Island -- June 24-25, 2006

 North Cascades -- June 29 - July 2, 2006

 Dorothy, Bear, and Deer Lakes -- July 15, 2006

 Kendall Katwalk, Ridge Lake, Gravel Lake -- July 29, 2006

 North Cascades -- August 5-7, 2006

 Mount Hood Circumambulation -- August 31 - September 5, 2006

 Matia Island -- September 23-24, 2006

 Little Mt. Si -- September 30, 2006

 Surprise Lake -- October 7, 2006

 North Cascades -- October 19-21, 2006

 Big Creek, Otter Falls, Lipsy Lake -- November 18, 2006

 Victoria, B.C. -- November 25-26, 2006

 Florida, Bimini, and The Conch Republic -- November 29 - December 12, 2006

 North Cascades -- December 22-26, 2006

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- December 30, 2006

2005

 Skyline Lake -- January 2, 2005

 Nothing -- January 9, 2005

 San Diego -- January 16-22, 2005

 Cle Elum, Hex Mountain, and Annette Lake -- January 28-30, 2005

 Commonwealth Basin -- February 6, 2005

 Amabilis Mountain -- February 20, 2005

 Heybrook Lookout -- February 26, 2005

 Keekwulee and Franklin Falls -- April 2, 2005

 San Diego -- April 8-13, 2005

 Lake Serene -- April 24, 2005

 Kachess Ridge -- May 22, 2005

 Central Washington -- June 11-13, 2005

 Desolation Sound -- July 10-18, 2005

 Marten Lake -- July 31, 2005

 Keekwulee Falls, Melakwa Lake, Lower Tuscohatchie Lake, Pratt Lake -- August 7, 2005

 The Fourth Annual Flamingo Fete -- August 13, 2005

 Tonga Ridge and Sawyer Pass -- August 21, 2005

 Sequim, Klahanie Ridge and Hurricane Hill -- August 26-27, 2005

 Southwest Trip -- September 17 - October 10, 2005

 The Oregon Coast and Jimmy Buffett -- October 27-31, 2005

 Lennox Creek -- November 20, 2005

 Portland and Columbia Gorge -- November 26-28, 2005

 Mazama Ridge -- December 11, 2005

2004

 Cabin Creek -- January 11, 2004

 Amabilis Mountain -- February 1, 2004

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- February 15, 2004

 Amabilis Mountain -- March 20, 2004

 Kendall Knob -- March 28, 2004 

 Italy and Switzerland -- April 20 - May 14, 2004

 Source Lake, Snow Lake, Gem Lake -- July 17, 2004

 Matia Island -- July 31 - August 1, 2004

 The Third Annual Flamingo Gala -- Friday August 13, 2004

 Hawaii -- September 8-28, 2004

 Almost Kendall Katwalk -- November 14, 2004

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- November 21, 2004

 Vancouver, B.C. -- November 28-29, 2004

 North and Central Washington Cascades -- December 23-27, 2004

2003

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- January 5, 2003

 Sue's Trip to Thailand -- January 23 - February 10, 2003

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- February 23, 2003

 Mama Helen's Taxes -- February 28 - March 4, 2003

 Kendall Peak Lakes -- March 29, 2003

 Southwest Trip -- May 9-27, 2003

 Kendall Katwalk -- July 6, 2003

 Sucia Island -- July 12-13, 2003

 North Cascades -- July 17-19, 2003

 Spencer Spit and San Juan Island -- July 25-27, 2003

 The Second Annual Flamingo Gala -- August 8, 2003

 Mt. Rainier -- August 16, 2003

 Seven Pass Loop -- August 22-24, 2003

 Mount Hood Circumambulation -- August 31 - September 5, 2003

 Friday Harbor -- September 13-14, 2003

 Jimmy Buffett Concerts -- September 16 and 18, 2003

 San Diego, Tijuana, and Rosarito Beach -- November 18-23, 2003

 North and Central Washington Cascades -- December 24-29, 2003

2002

 Snoqualmie Pass Snowshoe Trials -- January 19, 2002

 Lake Kelcema Trail -- February 9, 2002

 Lake Wenatchee -- February 17, 2002

 Glacier Lake Trail -- March 10, 2002

 Glacier Lake Trail -- March 17, 2002

 Cabin Creek -- March 31, 2002

Southwest Trip -- May 3-19, 2002

 Vancouver Island -- June 7-9, 2002

 Jones Island -- June 21-22, 2002

 Glacier Lake -- July 7, 2002

 Goat Lake -- July 20, 2002

 Bellingham to Anacortes -- July 21, 2002

 Mt. Rainier -- July 28, 2002

 Mt. Rainier -- August 3, 2002

 Sauk Mountain -- August 10, 2002

 The First Annual Flamingo Gala -- August 16, 2002

 Lake Janus and Lake Valhalla -- August 18, 2002

 Stewart and San Juan Islands -- August 31 - September 2, 2002

 Oregon Cascades and Jimmy Buffett -- September 21-28, 2002

 Surprise and Glacier Lakes -- October 6, 2002

 Havasupai Hiking Trip -- October 19-27, 2002

 North and Central Washington Cascades -- December 6-9, 2002

 Lake Wenatchee and White River -- December 29, 2002

2001

 Princess Louisa Inlet and Vancouver -- June 2001

 Sucha Island -- July 7-8, 2001

 Oregon Cascades -- October, 2001

 Grand Canyon -- November 10-17, 2001

2000

Hawaii

 Glacier, Waterton, Banff, and Jasper

1999

 Southwest Trip

 Canadian Rockies

 North Cascades

1998

 The "Big Trip"

1997

1996

Canadian Rockies

1995

 Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee

 Southwest Trip and Crater Lake

1994

 Italy and Switzerland -- June - July, 1994 

1993

Mt. St. Helens -- Spring, 1993

 Norway, Sweden, Denmark

1992

 Deception Creek - Spring, 1992

Yosemite, Death Valley, King's Canyon, Sequoia NP

 Southwest Trip

1991

Arizona, Texas, New Mexico

Southwest Trip

 

1990

Oregon Coast 

North Cascades 

1989

Europe 

North Cascades 

1985

 Canadian Rockies 

1984

Yosemite

 San Juans and Victoria

1983

Thailand

1981

San Juan Islands

1980

Getting Married!!!

Vancouver 

1979

Vancouver

1979

Oregon Coast

Vancouver

1978

Montana

1975

Europe

1974

England

1973

 Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Greece 

1970

Europe 

 


   The Hutteball Hikers


How many times we all apparently had nothing better to do

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Haiku, Schmaiku...

As part of our on-going effort to make this web site more palatable to you literarily-inclined surfers out there, we have decided to sprinkle shards of Haiku throughout these pages, much as one would accent a slab of the finest meatloaf with blobs of spicy ketchup.  Here is a preview, which should, sadly enough,  give you an idea of what to expect:

 

Haiku, haiku, who
really needs it?  Is it just
an irritation?

Be aware that, in fact, the world's first case of Rap Haiku - "Rapku" ®  - may soon appear right here.

Oops - too late - here it is:

  Haiku, yo, haiku.
  You be that funky rap groove.
  Haiku, yo, get down!

Contributing to this seething pit of poetic parsimony, Ruth in Redmond checks in with:

  Haiku, haiku,
  it is really you?
  Back to my navel.

Note the blatant and refreshingly bold, indeed almost reckless, disregard for the 5-7-5 syllabic structure of traditional Haiku, and the apparently sarcastic and wonderfully succinct "Back to my navel.", which one assumes alludes to expressions such as "contemplating my navel", popular in the 1960's, which was typically used to make light of things deep and meaningful.  Or perhaps it was supposed to be "Back to my novel.", as if to say "I have better things to do than spending time with this Haiku business, and will now return to reading my novel".  Or, who knows, maybe Ruth is actually writing her own novel and is eager to return to the task.   Was it "naval", perhaps, referring to upcoming sailing trips?  Could we get some clarification on this, please, Ruth?

And how about that second line?  The careless reader perhaps first notices the question mark, and then blithely reads this line as "is it really you?".  But upon closer examination, the attentive reader recoils soberly, taken aback when realizing that we actually have the declarative statement "it is really you" with a surprise question mark at the end!  Well done, Ruth in Redmond.  Keep 'em on their toes...

In any case, kudos to Ruth in Redmond for being the only one of you, so far at least, to beat decorum back into the bushes and jump into this Haiku melee.  Makes the rest of you guys look pretty bad...

Let us know what you think, or maybe be really brave and submit your own Haiku which will be analyzed, critiqued, and otherwise lambasted as deemed appropriate, all at absolutely no cost to you: 


Wake up, George.

At the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association event in Washington on March 24, 2004, President Bush jokingly added mock commentary to a series of photographs taken in and around the White House.  One series of photos showed Bush in awkward positions - on his knees, looking behind curtains, and moving furniture in the Oval Office.  The President stupidly provided such inane comments as: "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere!", "Nope, no weapons over there!", and "Maybe under here?"

It's a war, not a joke.


The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. - Mark Twain


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