trip reports

Southwest Washington

September 28, 2018

Indian Heaven: Deep Lake backpack

Two night backpack trip in Indian Heaven Wilderness, with day hikes to Lemei Rock and the Lakes Basin

September 24, 2018

Indian Racetrack and Red Mountain Lookout hike

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

Mount Adams / Killen Creek backpack

Three night backpacking trip to Killen Creek on Mount Adams

October 8, 2017

Indian Heaven Wilderness: Blue Lake hike

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.

August 9, 2017

Goat Rocks Wilderness backpacking

Three night backpacking trip in the Snowgrass Flats/Lily Basin area in Goat Rocks Wilderness

July 14, 2017

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

This is my sixth time backpacking at Siouxon Creek. Obviously, it’s one of my favorite places. See my previous trip reports for more info.

July 2, 2017

Silver Star Mountain

This is a great year for wildflowers on Silver Star Mountain! We took the Grouse Vista trailhead from the south side of Silver Star. The trail is steep, with large gravel and rocks for most of the way.

September 25, 2016

Indian Heaven: Deep Lake

One night backpacking trip in Indian Heaven Wilderness, with day hikes in the Lakes Basin and to Lemei Rock.

July 14, 2016

Goat Rocks / Snowgrass Flats

My first time in Goat Rocks Wilderness, but definitely not my last.

July 2, 2016

Siouxon Creek 3 night backpacking

While waiting for the alpine areas in the mountains to be snow-free, we decided to spend more time at Siouxon, staying for three nights so we would have time to do more exploration.