Rosnovsky Park™ Blog

My first blog on Livejournal was established in 2003.
I've started this one in 2019, posting 67 blog posts so far.

san-juan-island-weekend

Aug 13, 2022 5 min read

San Juan Island weekend

For the first time in a while, a trip felt truly like a proper vacation. The one that doesn't require another vacation to recover from it :))
weekend-in-port-angeles-and-the-olympic-mountains

Jul 20, 2022 2 min read

Weekend in Port Angeles and the Olympic mountains

I've managed to squeeze quite a few vacation days into this weird summer, and just over a week ago my wife and I went camping at the foothills of the Olympic mountains in Western Washington.
fathers-day-2022

Jun 21, 2022 1 min read

Father’s Day 2022

This week's hike report is not a report from a hike :) Every year, we go camping over the Father's Day weekend, usually to one of the KOA campgrounds along the Pacific coast. This year we camped at the Astoria KOA.
oyster-dome-and-lily-lake-hike

Jun 5, 2022 2 min read

Oyster Dome and Lily Lake Hike

Another week, another hike. I almost forgot how rewarding it is to spend a few hours just walking through a forest, alone with my own thoughts!
meadows-greater-than-lawns

May 31, 2022 2 min read

Meadows > Lawns

When we moved into our new house, one of the first ideas I had for the backyard is turning it into a meadow. Here's what I'm doing and why I'm doing it.
boulder-river-hike

May 29, 2022 2 min read

Boulder river hike

It's official: the Hiking Season 2022 is now open! First hike of the year is in the books, time to reflect on what went wrong :)
hiking-season-failed-kickoff

May 22, 2022 3 min read

Hiking season failed kickoff

The 2022 hiking season is off to a rough start: out of two hikes we attempted as a family, one ended with an impassable road about two miles prior to the trailhead, and the second one… well, let’s just say that we had to turn back sooner than expected.
everyting-will-be-ukraine

May 15, 2022 11 min read

Все буде Україна 🇺🇦

This is unspeakable: Russia is bombing Ukraine. I'm Russian-American, and most of my family remains in Russia. I love Ukraine with all my heart, and most of my friends are Ukrainian.

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