trip reports

Southwest Washington

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.

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.