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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

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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

The lower geyser basin was such an amazing place to visit
Travel

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

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North Cascades

Sahale Arm

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!
Miscellaneous

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!
The Teanaway / Cle Elum

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