trip reports

Southwest Washington

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.

June 25, 2016

Silver Star Mountain via Grouse Vista hike

Grouse Vista is a southern trailhead for Silver Star Mountain. Better roads, same great views at the top.

May 7, 2016

Siouxon Creek backpacking, again!

I can’t get enough of Siouxon, so I went again with two friends. This time, our campsite was near the Wildcat Trail.

April 2, 2016

backpacking at Siouxon Creek

One of my favorite places is a hike through one of the greenest forests around, with the clear waters of Siouxon Creek next to the trail. This is a good place for early season backpacking.    

September 20, 2015

Blue Lake backpacking

Beginning at the Thomas Lake trailhead, we hiked in to Blue Lake for a one night backpacking trip.

May 24, 2015

Siouxon Creek two night backpack trip

Two nights of backpacking with Meetup friends at Siouxon Creek.

May 11, 2015

Backpacking on the Lower Lewis River

Backpacking in to the Bold Camp Shelter campsite, located next to the Lower Lewis River.

April 19, 2015

Backpacking at Siouxon Creek

My first backpacking trip!  

March 9, 2015

Siouxon Creek

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation gain: 1,100 ft. Location: Southwest Washington, Gifford Pinchot National Forest One of my favorite hikes, the Siouxon Creek trail has plenty of sights: a lush forest full of moss and ferns, a crystal-clear stream with pools of emerald green water, and several stunning waterfalls.