A Mossy Adventure

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.

–Alice Walker
Moss spiraling
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Before Covid became a big topic in our lives, our family used to go everywhere, almost every weekend. We would take adventures to the beach, to the mountains, across the state and explore really anywhere in our local area we could find. It was a rare weekend that we stayed home. When the shut down happened and we were told to stay home, we actually had a lot of fun getting to know each other again as a family, and even as a husband and wife. But I almost felt like we started becoming homebodies. We were taking less adventures and exploring fewer places.

Here we are in 2022, and we have decided that we are going to have a year of date nights, trips, and adventures as a family. We are very excited to see with this year will bring!

Gorgeous trees covered in moss
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One of the first parks we visited this year, was Whipple Creek Regional Park in Ridgefield Washington. We were invited by a friend and her family, so we joined them for a hike! They had walked it many times, which was nice for us never having been there before.

Our fun group of kiddos on the bridge across the creek
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The trails have bridges across the creek, hills that can be pretty steep but offer a good calf stretch and thigh workout, some muddy areas as it has been pretty wet lately and occasional horse poop. Apparently many take their horses here for a trail ride, and we even saw one rider with his horse!

Horse and rider on the side to let us pass!
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Once you start on the trail into the trees, it’s like you are heading into an old forest. Thick and tall trees covered in bright green moss are everywhere! The trails are wide and well marked, easily walked by children, though I would not recommend this for anyone who needs level ground. There are many bumps and small hills along the trail.

Make sure to look up!
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This really is a nature lovers photography dream. There are so many photo opportunities! I only snapped a few that caught my eye, as we were on our walk. I would love to return to take more detailed pictures!

Moss falling straight down
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We definitely plan to go back in Spring or Summer when the weather is nicer! Have you been to Whipple Creek?

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