– Ben Martens


It's obvious that I love winter. All summer long I wait for the snow to fly so I can get out the planks and start carving down the hills.

But wow, spring is a fantastic time of the year! You can start walking around without a coat and driving with the windows down. The motorcycle comes out of the garage a lot more often and the clouds start to disappear. Birds are chirping and frogs are croaking.

The plan is to spend more time this summer camping and hiking in the mountains. The five of us already have reservations for Deception Pass in July, and Tim and I have talked about doing some hiking around Ranier.

It should be a great summer!