Sedro Frolfing

(To all of you who read the Brothers Root version of the events first, sorry for the overlap. But cross-blogination can be fun, like this counterpoint to Andrew's pic)

Summer in Anacortes means a constant flow of old friends passing through town. As a semi-full time resident*, I try to take advantage of their free time and more pressing desire to get out and enjoy what the area has to offer. The most recent case of this involved a trip up river to the NSRA Frolf Course outside of Sedro Wooley. I've been up there once before, but since the first time through a course is never ideal, I was greatly looking forward to this little excursion.

On the upside, the area of the course is gorgeous, with spectacular a backdrop of the Cascade foothills and hayfields. It is [supposedly] on the site of an old mental institution and has some old overgrown buildings to fit my creepy mental image. The course is a full 18 holes with decent terrain include varying drive lengths and a bit of vertical change. But...

On the downside, the course was overgrown to the point of being almost unplayable. The fields were covered with grass up to 7 feet tall* and the blackberries and other pricklies thankfully only claimed one disc*. In spring there is an issue with soggy ground, so when is the best time to play this course has yet to be determined. But still, tromping around with friends is always a good time.
Tuesday July 22 2008File under: misc, pics

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on Tue 22nd Jul, 2008 03:59 pm PDT Andrew said:
"ALMOST" lost Andrew? They left me to die amongst the brambles and thorns! I was given up on quicker than Saxtor's lost disc (RIP)! If I hadn't been adopted by a loving family of ticks I may have never found my way to freedom.
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on Tue 22nd Jul, 2008 04:41 pm PDT whuppinstick said:
I'm jealous man, I think I own the only disc on my island!
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on Tue 22nd Jul, 2008 08:58 pm PDT Ryan Walters said:
NRSA was the site of Northern State Hospital for the Insane from 1912-1973. The hospital maintained a large farm that provided nearly all the food for its patients -- many of the old farm and hospital buildings are still there -- and was notorious for its lobotomies. I do civil detention hearings on Tuesdays at a considerably more modern facility on the same site.
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on Wed 23rd Jul, 2008 04:20 pm PDT Saxtor said:
That was the third time I played there. It really was a lot better the previous times I was there. That said, it REALLY sucked this time.
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