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BOOK REVIEW: On a Magical Do-Nothing Day

Here in Portland we are back in the rainy part of the year (pretty much October through early June). I admit it becomes all too easy to just want to hang out indoors, laptop at one’s fingertips and a to-do … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Creaky Knees Guide Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments: The 75 Best Easy Hikes

As a family we’ve explored in many national parks, from Yosemite National Park in California to Yellowstone National Park in (mostly) Wyoming. And while we’ve certainly visited the flagship NPS sites in the Pacific Northwest – Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

I have yet to visit the Grand Canyon. My family and I have visited many of the familiar national parks of the west, but so far not this miles-wide chasm in Arizona. After reading the new children’s book Grand Canyon … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Where’s Rodney?

Not every child can sit still in a classroom setting all day long. Children need to move their bodies and explore their environment. A new book from the Yosemite Conservancy follows young Rodney, an elementary-grade student who just can’t remain … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains & a local event with the author

While perusing old nature books on the reference shelves at nature centers around Portland, I tend to see the 1988 guide Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Daniel Mathews. It’s out-of-print, and Multnomah County Library has just a single copy in its … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

As a parent to two children who spend a lot of time in nature with me, I am always being presented with questions about this or that thing we see along the trail, in the sky, or under the surface … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Waiting for High Tide, by Nikki McClure

Readers of this blog know that my family and I love the papercut art of Nikki McClure. Her annual calendar graces the space above my wife’s desk every year. And I recently posted on Instagram these two images, one showing … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Earlier this year, my family visited Oceanside Beach on the Oregon coast. We came across several of these little critters, burrowing down into the sand after a wave recedes. A new book tells me that they were mole crabs (Emerita … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland

NOTE: Sawyer will give a talk about his book at the Canby Public Library on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30-7:30pm. Portland’s “Professional Gentleman of Leisure” Adam Sawyer published in 2014 Hiking Waterfalls in Oregon: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: 59 Illustrated National Parks: 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

National parks played a big part in my family’s summer this year. We visited Mount Rainier NP twice, Olympic National Park, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. And to gain entry into those parks we had my son’s Every Kid In … Continue reading

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