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The great thing about hiking? EVERYONE can do it!
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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

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

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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!

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Trip Reports

The Blue Mountains of southeast Washington span 4,000 square miles of land and contain open ridges, big mesas, deep canyons, natural springs, loads of wildlife and surprising solitude. This wilderness is one of Washington’s best surprises!

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Trip Reports

It’s a pretty great thing when you can spend a few days celebrating your dad’s 70th birthday with tamales, apple pie, and fire lookout adventures!

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Trip Guides

Fall is one of my favorite seasons for getting outside and the North Cascades, with their iridescent green-ish/gold larches and fiery red and orange foliage, put on the best show in the state! Check out my favorite four fall hikes!

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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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Trip Reports

Need a sunny vacation, especially in the midst of a PNW winter? Pack your sunscreen and running shoes and book a flight to sunny Sedona, Arizona! A long weekend amongst its magical red rocks will leave you rebalanced, recharged, and reenergized.

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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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