hikes

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.

May 17, 2018

Redwoods National Park camping + hiking

Four day camping + hiking trip in northern California’s Redwoods National Park

May 12, 2018

Hardy Ridge hike

Hardy Ridge is located in Beacon Rock State Park in Southwest Washington. We started at the equestrian trailhead and did the loop counter-clockwise. 

May 4, 2018

Badger Creek backpack

Two night backpacking trip in Badger Creek Wilderness: We started at the Badger Creek trailhead and hiked in about 3.7 miles to set up camp.

April 20, 2018

Smith Rock Summit Trail

For the second year in a row, I headed to Smith Rock State Park with friends to camp and get out of the spring rain.