Friday, November 3, 2017

Water Drums - Snoqualmie Valley Trail - #SaturdaySnapshots

Although my hikes and walks often feature similar scenery, there always seems to be one "something" that sets each adventure apart from the others. Recently, our group hiked five miles on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. What made it memorable? The "rain drums" at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center.
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After our hike on that rainy, windy day, we stopped at the shelter of the education center to eat our brown-bagged lunches. We didn't expect a symphony! Rain runoff from the center's roof had been directed into tubes and splashed down onto the drums. The rhythms created a delightful musical accompaniment to our meals.

Link for More Info:  Cedar River Watershed Education Center
Click on "Water Drum Video" on that page for a six-minute talk by the artist who created the water drums.





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Friday, October 27, 2017

Carpinito Brothers Pumpkins & Corn Maze - #SaturdaySnapshots

What's Halloween without pumpkins? We saw a gazillion at Carpinito Brothers and had a great time on a beautiful autumn day.
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There's more to this pumpkin patch than
just pumpkins! My husband and
granddaughter tackled the corn maze.

We went through the hay bale maze
more than once too.
Duck racing.
Slides are more fun when you
land in a pile of hay.
Most popular activity?
Playing in the corn bin.

How are you celebrating autumn?





More Info: Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Pioneer Farm - #SaturdaySnapshots

Recently I went on a field trip to the Pioneer Farm and Ohop Indian Museum (near Eatonville, Washington) with my granddaughter's school. Even with nonstop rain, we had a great time! Here's what we saw.
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Imagine studying with children of all ages
in a one-room schoolhouse.
Native-American women told about local plants and
animals and how they were used by their ancestors:
for sleeping mats, medicine, food, clothing, tools.

A rapt audience learns about life in pioneer days -
churning milk into butter, making biscuits, spinning
wool into yarn, and hundreds of other chores. 

My granddaughter thought washing
clothes was fun. 
How do you sew without electricity?
Foot power!
A blacksmith demonstrated his art.
Not so sure about milking that giant cow!
Most fun of all? Jumping into a pile of hay.




More info: Pioneer Farm Museum

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Pratt River Connector Trail - #SaturdaySnapshots

From the Auburn Senior Activity Center brochure:

PRATT RIVER CONNECTOR TRAIL
MILES: 6
RATING: 2

WTA* volunteers have been working on this trail for 3 years to provide hikers safe access to the Pratt River Trail. The trail crosses the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River turning right to connect with the Pratt River Trail. With an elevation gain of 100 feet the hike offers a relaxing riverside ramble. There are some creek crossings to challenge balance so trekking poles are recommended. 
*Washington Trails Association

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Our hike started by crossing this beautiful bridge
over the Middle Fork - Snoqualmie River
Much of the time we could see the river and
hear it in the background.
Mountains filled the horizon.

This rock path is evidence of the hard work
done by the WTA
We walked past huge rock formations.
This one had a cave at its base.
The WT
A built the steps on the far left.
We came around a bend and stopped in awe
at this magnificent view.
At times we walked through shaded woods.
We hiked along the trail for three miles, stopped to
eat lunch, and then turned around and headed back
.

Back across the bridge, headed home.

More info: HERE




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