Trip Reports

Last weekend I did a one-way 22-mile bike ride on the Cascades to Palouse State Park Trail from Renslow to the Columbia. This amazing rail trail takes you on a fantastic tour of Washington’s scrublands and railway history, though rockfall is a real concern in areas.

Read More
Read More
Articles

The desert Southwest is a magical place of extreme contrast and powerful energy. When life throws you some unexpected hits, there really isn’t a better place to find yourself again.

Read More
Read More
Gear Reviews

Ever dreamed of having down booties for your hands? Well, Outdoor Research made your dreams come true with their Transcendent Mitts, which are so packable, lightweight and warm you’ll never leave home without them!

Read More
Read More
Tips and Tricks

Lottery and permit applications for popular wilderness areas in Washington open as early as February, which makes it a great time to start planning! Here’s a guide with important dates and details for the most coveted spots in the State.

Read More
Read More
Trip Reports

A look back at some of my biggest outdoor adventures of 2018, mostly to remote Washington State fire lookouts, and some funny fire lookout bagging stats along the way. What were your big 2018 accomplishments?

Read More
Read More
Gear Reviews

I raided my gear stash to find 20 of the most useful under $20 outdoor items I’ve ever purchased and turned the results into a holiday gift guide. Happy holiday giving!

Read More
Read More
Gear Reviews

Find outdoor meal planning a challenge? Boulder-based Trail Fork creates both pre-packaged and customized outdoor meals with simple, organic ingredients. Their packaging is 100% compostable and they also donate 1% of sales back to the environment.

Read More
Read More
Articles

The Wild Olympics campaign would permanently protect more than 126,000 acres of new wilderness in the Olympic National Forest and designate 19 rivers and their tributaries as Wild And Scenic Rivers. What does the natural beauty of the Olympics mean to you?

Read More
Read More
Trip Reports

Triple digit temps, thunderstorms, fires, and horseflies…. the reason I oftentimes have a Plan E when heading out for a weekend lookout bagging adventure!

Read More
Read More
Trip Reports

Tales of surviving a remote hike in near triple digit temps and finally checking off a summit that has evaded me for four years!

Read More
Read More