September 15, 2019
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
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
Two night backpacking trip at Goat Rocks via Snowgrass and Lily Basin trails
August 1, 2019
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
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
Hiking through the blast zone at Mount St. Helens to Harry’s Ridge on a foggy day.
July 1, 2019
I took my husband on his first ever backpacking trip at Siouxon Creek.
June 23, 2019
We started at the Grouse Vista trail for a foggy hike up to Silver Star Mountain.
May 30, 2019
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
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.