trip reports

2019

September 15, 2019

Oregon Badlands Wilderness hike

While camping at Smith Rock State Park over the weekend, two friends and I explored the Oregon Badlands Wilderness on a day hike. This was our first time visiting here, and we didn’t know what to expect other than it would be hot.

August 25, 2019

North Cascades: Copper Ridge backpack

This is definitely a trip I’ll never forget. We had permits for an epic campsite on Copper Ridge with views of endless peaks (including some in Canada!), and I saw my first ever BEAR on the trail right in front of me as we hiked out.

August 12, 2019

Goat Rocks backpack

Two night backpacking trip at Goat Rocks via Snowgrass and Lily Basin trails

August 1, 2019

Olympic Mountains – High Divide backpack

Five day backpacking loop on the High Divide trail, with one night at Deer Lake, two nights at Lunch Lake in the Seven Lakes Basin, and one night at Sol Duc Park.

July 18, 2019

Spectacle Lake backpack

The Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington is one of my favorite subalpine/mountain locations. Filled with granite slabs, over 700 mountain lakes, and peak after peak, it’s subalpine glory at its finest.

July 6, 2019

day hike: Harry’s Ridge at Mount St. Helens

Hiking through the blast zone at Mount St. Helens to Harry’s Ridge on a foggy day.

July 1, 2019

Siouxon Creek backpack, times two

I took my husband on his first ever backpacking trip at Siouxon Creek.

June 23, 2019

Silver Star Mountain day hike

We started at the Grouse Vista trail for a foggy hike up to Silver Star Mountain.

May 30, 2019

Enchanted Valley… almost

The Enchanted Valley is located in the Quinault rainforest on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. This was a three night backpacking trip, with plans to camp near Pony Bridge and Pyrites Creek.

May 2, 2019

Siouxon Creek backpack

My first backpack of the year at Siouxon Creek… if you follow my posts every year, you’ll notice that this is one of my favorite places to go in the spring.