August 12, 2019
Two night backpacking trip at Goat Rocks via Snowgrass and Lily Basin trails
August 1, 2019
Five day backpacking loop on the High Divide trail, with one night at Deer Lake, two nights at Lunch Lake in the Seven Lakes Basin, and one night at Sol Duc Park.
July 18, 2019
The Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington is one of my favorite subalpine/mountain locations. Filled with granite slabs, over 700 mountain lakes, and peak after peak, it’s subalpine glory at its finest.
July 6, 2019
Hiking through the blast zone at Mount St. Helens to Harry’s Ridge on a foggy day. 8 miles with 1,200 ft gain This was my first time hiking here, and while we didn’t get to see Mount St. Helens which was hidden in the clouds, the wildflowers were still in their prime. The fog was […]
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 30, 2019
The Enchanted Valley is located in the Quinault rainforest on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. This was a three night backpacking trip, with plans to camp near Pony Bridge and Pyrites Creek.
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.
April 27, 2019
At Beacon Rock State Park, several former logging roads have been gated and turned into trails for hikers and equestrians. Beacon Rock and Hamilton Mountain are the more popular destinations here, while Hardy Ridge is far less crowded.
April 5, 2019
For the past three years in a row, I’ve headed to Smith Rock for a camping trip in March or April to prep for early backpacking season.