Snohomish County Search and Rescue warns Mt. Pilchuck not an easy day hike right now

Trail above the snow line at Mt. Pilchuck.  Photo courtesy of Erin Melton (via the Washington Trails Association).

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit warns the public that current conditions on Mt. Pilchuck are difficult for those who aren’t well-trained and well-equipped.

Search and Rescue personnel and volunteers have responded to seven rescues from June 8th to July 3rd. Two of the people rescued had serious injuries.

Mill Creek Women’s Club members attend YWCA Inspire Luncheon

Members of the Mill Creek Women’s Club with author Terry McMillan at YWCA Inspire Luncheon. Photo courtesy of YWCA.

Another great YWCA Inspire Luncheon was held on Tuesday, May 16th, at the Xfinity Convention Center in Everett. The speaker, who held a private session for the twenty attending Mill Creek Women’s Club members before the luncheon began, was author Terry McMillan, who wrote, “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Waiting to Exhale,” and “I Almost Forgot You,” to name a few. 

Left Coast / Right Coast: Things we can’t live without

Mike Gold living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

There are a couple of basics that humans could not live without. Chief among them are air, water, and food. Studies have shown that a person could not live more than a couple of days without water.  Air is another matter. In fact, we can only survive for about three minutes without it. This is the main reason that I have no interest in ever scuba diving.