SEABECK, Wash. — 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 jail breaker 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.