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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2007, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Default Horseshoes on Christmas Eve

Before heading home from Bellingham yesterday, Bugnuts and I did the Horseshoe Bend Trail in the Mt Baker Forest. This is hike #55 in the HIKING WHATCOM COUNTY book and follows the Nooksack River. It's an easy trail that starts across from the Douglas Fir Campground off the Mt Baker Highway. I'm not sure how far we went, but we were out for exactly two hours, from 1:45pm to 3:45pm.

It starts out as a very mellow level walk and then as you head up over the river, there are enough hills and switchbacks to get your heart pumping and knees creaking if you move at a good least for folks like us that don't get out very often.

This is a nice, peaceful river walk. Good for families, just like the book says. We didn't see any other people till we were nearly back at the truck, so it was great to have the trail all to ourselves for our first Christmas Eve adventure!

Glad we went out when we did, because as the evening progressed, I developed flu symptoms and have been feeling completely awful ever since..I'm living on NeoCitran...Merry Freaking Christmas!

An oogie mess, begging to be touched

trail seemed to disappear in spots
the broken stairs, first up, then down

log jumping..better known as 'trying to hoist my enormous ass over a big log blocking the trail'

Cali petting the moss
Cain Creek
Start and finish under the highway
The obligatory big face victory shot of Mum and Cali

Chaos, Panic & Disorder----my work here is done.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2007, 12:59 PM
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Nice one! Always nice to get out even for a little while to burn off some of that Xmas dinner []! Sorry to hear you've got the flu. I've been able to escape it so far ...
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Looks like a nice hike!

Get well soon Charlene.
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Hope you're feeling better fast! I stilll have an endless cold.
Nice report, good time to get out and beat the hustle and bustle.
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Nice trip, like that shot of you and Mom.

Good for you to get out, and get well soon.

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Looks like a nice little trip. "Bugnuts" is getting big!
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 04:35 PM
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Sorry about the flu. [V]
Great outing! Looks like fun! You two have a lot of adventures together. and, he IS growing...
I've seen lots of favorable trips from that area. Looks great!
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