Monthly Archives: March 2016

Federation Forest State Park

Just outside of Greenwater is a small state park called Federation Forest State Park. It boast 12 miles of trails and Hobbit Village which was full of gnomes and stuff. I’ve read though that it’s been removed because people were trashing it. I never saw it so I can’t say what was there but maybe you can still find remnants of it. Anyway here’s some trail candy for the upcoming hiking season.

“Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand” – Matthew 12:25

Federation Forest State Park

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Just Missed It

There’s this street I’ve driven by a bunch of times lined by cherry trees that I’ve often thought I need to come back when the trees are blooming. Last Sunday there was a break in the rain, which we’ve had a lot of lately, so I grabbed my gear and headed out to that cherry blossom street. Unfortunately I was about a week too late. Maybe next year or even in the fall. I’ll be back…

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” – Matthew 11:28-30

Just Missed It

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Lighthouse in the Trees

Here’s another one of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse. You can climb 135 stairs to get to the top and I believe there’s a guide up there to give you some history. I was informed by a volunteer that the fresnal lens is turned on a couple times a year which might be cool to check out.

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it” – Matthew 10:39

Lighthouse in the Trees

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Deep Lake

Deep Lake is located in Nolte State Park, Washington. It’s stocked all year for those who like fishing and there’s a nice hiking trail (about 1.5 miles) that goes around the lake.

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven” – Matthew 10:32

Deep Lake

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Narrows Park

Here’s one of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the Narrows Park. I’ve been meaning to check out that park for some time and last weekend I was over in the Gig Harbor area so I made a quick stop. The weather conditions weren’t very good but I’m not in that area too often so I made the best of it. If you haven’t been that way in a while the toll is now up to $6.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” – Matthew 10:29-31

Narrows Park

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Grays Harbor Lighthouse

During our day trip to Westport a few weeks ago we made a stop by the Grays Harbor Lighthouse. The lighthouse is the tallest in Washington state and the third tallest on the west coast. The weird part about this lighthouse is that it isn’t on the shore or on an overlook like most lighthouses. I was curious as to why this is so and read that it used to be 400ft off the shore but due to the accretion (beach growth) caused by the jetty built at Grays Harbor it is now about 3,000ft offshore. So there you have it.

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” – Matthew 10:28

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

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