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There's nothing quite like a night spent outside under the stars!
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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.

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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?

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Trip Reports

An incredible 30+ mile ultralight overnight to Miner’s Ridge Lookout, deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. This was lookout #46 for me and I enjoyed not only surprising solitude, but one of the most fantastic mountain sunrises I’ve ever seen!

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Tips and Tricks

There’s nothing quite like spending the night outdoors, just you and your pooch. Backpacking with Jake dog has a special place in my heart and we’re here to share our tips and tricks for making sure you and your dog have a fantastic backpacking experience!

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Trip Guides

With its plentiful blue skies, sunshine, and warm temps, Eastern Washington’s Coulee Country offers a fantastic spring reprieve from Western Washington’s drizzle as well as some of the state’s most amazing geological wonders! The earth’s once largest waterfall? A soapy lake similar in alkalinity to the Jupiter moons? Consider a weekend road trip to soak up the sun and explore these incredible attractions!

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Tips and Tricks

Waterproof boots are a myth. If you spend time on the trail, especially in the PNW, your feet are getting wet, plain and simple. Here are tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to manage wet feet and keep them happy!

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Trip Reports

Rich with history, The Pasayten Wilderness in Washington State spans 531,000 acres, skirts more than 50 miles of the Canadian border, and is one of the largest wilderness areas in the contiguous US. Horseshoe Basin in its northeastern corner is a high alpine tundra-like environment unlike anything else in the state. It’s been on my list to explore for far too long. Last weekend I finally ventured there and left in awe of its landscape, solitude, and wildness.

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Trip Reports

And just like that, one of my biggest dreams was over. Hiking the John Muir Trail in 2015 just wasn’t meant to be. All I can do now is remember the amazing 8 days I had on the trail. I met incredible people, saw gorgeous country, and had one of the best experiences of my life.

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Trip Reports

Over 4th of July weekend I headed to the Sierras with my dad, stepmom, and friend to get some backpacking miles AND some altitude training in preparation for this summer’s 18-day backpack. And I bagged my 2nd 14er: Mount Langley!

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to have finally checked off my first solo backpacking adventure! It was a “beary” exciting weekend of wildlife encounters, hot spring soaking, and beautiful trails!

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