Southwest Washington

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.

September 27, 2014

Indian Heaven: Cultus Creek to Lemei Rock

This is one of my favorite hikes for amazing fall color, with several subalpine lakes and views of surrounding mountains.

September 21, 2014

Indian Heaven: Blue Lake

Hike from Thomas Lake to Blue Lake with fall colors in beautiful meadows.

July 5, 2014

Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain is a wildflower haven in early summer. With five access points and extensive trails in the area, this hike started from the north on the Silver Star Trail #180.

June 7, 2014

Panther Creek Falls + Falls Creek Falls

A beautiful three-tired waterfall and two waterfalls in one in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Southwest Washington.

May 24, 2014

Lewis River Falls

Located between Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams in Southwest Washington, this hike along Lewis River area includes three massive waterfalls that have to be seen in person to fully appreciate their scale.