The lower geyser basin was such an amazing place to visit

Visiting Yellowstone

By On September 12, 2014

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”… Read More


Sahale Mountain

By On September 8, 2014

Sahale: a Northwest Native American word meaning "high lofty place", "falcon", "sacred".… Read More

My dad and stepmom Diana doing what they love!

Trail angels are real

By On September 2, 2014

Over Labor Day weekend my dad and stepmom Diana were hiking down a peak in the Sierras when a boulder rolled loose and crushed Diana's foot and ankle. They were assisted by… Read More

Coming over the top of Earl Peak, wow! Stuart and the Enchantments were amazing!

Earl Peak and adventures in solo (non) backpacking

By On September 1, 2014

Playing gear Tetris on a Friday night, sleeping in my Jeep with my dog during a rainstorm.. just your normal Labor Day weekend outing!… Read More

After 12 years I finally checked the mail again, successfully scrambled to DirtyBox AND  narrowly avoided a lightning storm on the summit, fun!

Checking the mail and getting Dirty!

By On August 25, 2014

After 12 years I finally checked the mail again, successfully scrambled to Dirtybox AND narrowly avoided a lightning storm on the summit, I'd say that's a win!… Read More

Beautiful day to head up the Mountain!

High Altitude Camping

By On August 11, 2014

Earlier this year my friend Annette signed up to lead a charity climb on Rainier in July and asked if I’d be interested in playing sherpa. A high altitude camping adventure on… Read More


Catching Up

By On August 5, 2014

It’s been almost 4 months since my last blog post. So much has happened that I’m a little lost as to where to start. I guess I’ll start with the Squak Mountain… Read More


Mt. Washington

By On April 8, 2014

I took a little hike to Mount Washington near exit 38 on I-90 and it was an incredible summit with unbelievable views of Rainier, Si, and North Bend. This is my new… Read More

Yep, it's a pretty accurate assessment
Race Reports

Masochists wanted: Stewart Mountain

By On March 9, 2014

Ah, Stewart Mountain. I was fairly certain that crazy guy from Indiana Jones reached into my chest and pulled my still beating heart out. It was THAT fun!… Read More

Trying to give some perspective on the steep grade of this trail. A few feet ahead meant about 100' down, haha. It was brutal.

The Kamikazee Trail to Mt Teneriffe

By On March 1, 2014

One of these days I’m convinced I’ll go on a hike with easy trails, big obvious signs, and warming huts that offer coffee, pastries, and maybe even massage. Ok, maybe there’s not… Read More