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Short hike to a cool spot: Guillemot Cove stump house

Live out your Shrek or Hobbit fantasies with this easy hike to a stump house. #k5evening

SEABECK, Wash. — Disclaimer: This episode is an encore presentation of KING 5's Evening.

Be a Hobbit for a moment - hike to a stump house.

This hike's on the Kitsap Peninsula, near Seabeck, at Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve.

It's two and a half miles round trip. Downhill there, uphill back.

When you get to the wood bridge crossing the marshy meadow, you're almost there. Go through the salmon berry tunnel -- grab a snack. And right after that, you'll find the stump house.

According to the Kitsap Sun, a jailbreaker named 'Dirty Thompson' built and lived in it until authorities recaptured him.

Today, the cedar stump turned tiny home just captures imaginations.

You can go inside -- and there's nothing like looking through a window in a tree to a view of more trees.

This short hike to a cool spot is recommended for parents with kids -- or anyone who secretly wants to live in Middle Earth.

Disclaimer: This episode is an encore presentation of KING 5's Evening.

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