October 27, 2019
For this loop hike, I was hoping to find an alternate route to Silver Star that was less steep and rocky than the Grouse Vista trail. I found out that the Tarbell trail is not less steep or rocky, but it was interesting.
August 12, 2019
Two night backpacking trip at Goat Rocks via Snowgrass and Lily Basin trails
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 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.
September 28, 2018
Two night backpack trip in Indian Heaven Wilderness, with day hikes to Lemei Rock and the Lakes Basin
September 24, 2018
Indian Heaven Wilderness is my favorite place to hike in the fall, with huckleberries in brilliant shades of yellow and red. We were planning to hike to Blue Lake from the Thomas Lake trailhead, but the road was washed out so we started at the Indian Racetrack instead and hiked up to the Red Mountain lookout.
July 22, 2018
Three night backpacking trip to Killen Creek on Mount Adams
June 1, 2018
Siouxon Creek is my favorite low elevation rainforest for backpacking. With waterfalls, a beautiful creek, and many shades of green everywhere you look, it’s hard to beat.
October 8, 2017
I didn’t think I’d get a chance to go here this year due to a wildfire, but parts of the area reopened just in time to see this subalpine splendor in brilliant fall color.