What a fantastic crew of people we got to meet! And what a fun day! A big thanks to the entire Goldmyer crew and the folks at Valley Camp for their amazing hospitality! It was a true pleasure meeting everyone involved in this whole crazy adventure and we'll be counting the days until we go back to Goldmyer again.
I-90 / Snoqualmie Pass

Returning to Goldmyer

By On January 11, 2015

Yesterday we returned to the Middle Fork with board members of Goldmyer Hot Springs to help clear the road enough to switch out their caretakers and retrieve my Jeep.… Read More

Around 10am this washout was moving! Wow
I-90 / Snoqualmie Pass

Goldmyer Hot Springs and forces of nature

By On January 6, 2015

Sunday I ventured out to the Goldmyer Hot Springs with two friends. We had no idea we'd end up being trapped by one of the largest floods in the Snoqualmie Valley in… Read More

Looking at Sloan Peak from the summit
North Cascades

Mount Dickerman

By On December 6, 2014

It's pretty unbelievable that Tuesday was my first venture to the Mountain Loop Highway. Mount Dickerman is easily in the top 3 of most amazing view hikes I've done! My to-hike list… Read More

Such a beautiful day for running!
Central Cascades

Running the Lakeshore Trail to Stehekin

By On November 17, 2014

Earlier this year I spent Memorial Day weekend exploring Stehekin and running part of the Lakeshore Trail along Lake Chelan. We're so lucky to have such an amazing place in our backyard!… Read More

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Central Cascades

The Enchantments Death March

By On October 27, 2014

The Enchantments Death March, a one day thru-hike gaining over 6k in 18 tough, rocky, granite-filled miles is simply stunning. And mountain goat paradise.… Read More

This is AMAZING! What views we had today!
The Teanaway / Cle Elum

Hex Mountain

By On October 22, 2014

A plan B hike through the fog to Hex Mountain after a whole lot of fail trying to find another trailhead. It turned into a suprisingly beautiful outing!… Read More

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The Teanaway / Cle Elum

Navajo Peak

By On October 22, 2014

After a rainy and cold ascent of Navajo Peak in the Teanaway we were treated to clearing weather and lovely views! There be snow in the mountains!… Read More

Golden larches
North Cascades

Spectacular Fall Adventuring in the North Cascades

By On October 8, 2014

October has quickly become my favorite month for getting outdoors and I think the North Cascades put on the best fall show in the state. Huckleberries turn orange, blueberries turn red, and the spectacular… Read More

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Gear Reviews

Big Agnus Q-Core SL sleeping pad

By On September 22, 2014

Upgrading gear is fun! The Big Agnus Q-Core SL pad is a great compromise of weight, cost, and warmth.… Read More

The views from the top of the boulder field below the Beehive Peak buttress
Montana

Beehive Basin… with a surprise. Welcome to Montana!

By On September 21, 2014

Beehive Basin in Big Sky, Montana is truly spectacular! Hiking solo though I had bears on my mind...… Read More