|Signs of Beaver in Hamilton's River Park|
I've always been attracted to the small wild places. Growing up near Puget Sound I would seek out the one spot of old growth Madrona forests along the see cliffs or run deep into the old clearcuts around my town to find a lonely spot with a view of the Olympic mountains.
|A view up towards Blodgett Canyon a few minutes form our house on foot.|
In Seattle we lived near Discovery Park. It is hardly untouched but you could still find solitude and a view on some of the less traveled trails and beaches.
|And another a few days later with more snow.|
Now I am fortunate to live near the edge of one of the largest bits of Wilderness areas in the lower 48 states. We can be somewhere truly wild and remote with a days walk. I still treasure the small places though. The places you can reach after work or on a morning run. The places you can get to without needing a car.
|Blodgett canyon is a long bike or run or a 15 minute drive from our house.|
|A beaver pond up Blodgett.|