trip reports

October 13, 2018

Mount Hood – Burnt Lake backpack

A friend and I wanted to get in one last backpacking trip before the season ended, so we decided to spend two nights at Burnt Lake, located on the west side of Mount Hood.

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.

August 29, 2018

Wallowa Mountains backpack

Five day backpack trip in the Wallowa Mountains / Eagle Cap Wilderness, with hikes to Glacier Lake and around the Lakes Basin

August 2, 2018

Mount Rainier camping + hiking trip

I’m just back from a three night camping trip at Mount Rainier with my husband and another couple. This is our third National Park trip together. : ) We camped at Ohanapecosh and did a short day hike near our campground to see the Grove of Patriachs with old-growth trees and a super cool suspension […]

July 22, 2018

Mount Adams / Killen Creek backpack

Three night backpacking trip to Killen Creek on Mount Adams

June 28, 2018

Rialto Beach to Chilean Memorial backpack

Washington’s Olympic Coast is a wild coast – with extremely limited access to vast sections of it. About 70 miles of this incredibly scenic coastline is part of the Olympic National Park and accessible to hardy backpackers willing to time their trek at low tide to round headlands, or to use ropes to reach to overland trails.

June 23, 2018

Tomlike Mountain hike

Beginning at Wahtum Lake, we hiked to the narrow open ridge and summit of Tomlike Mountain.

June 1, 2018

Siouxon Creek backpack

Siouxon Creek is my favorite low elevation rainforest for backpacking. With waterfalls, a beautiful creek, and many shades of green everywhere you look, it’s hard to beat.

May 26, 2018

Boulder Ridge hike

This is a great conditioning hike, with a lot of elevation gain that isn’t too difficult.