trip reports

August 12, 2019

Goat Rocks backpack

Two night backpacking trip at Goat Rocks via Snowgrass and Lily Basin trails

August 1, 2019

Olympic Mountains – High Divide backpack

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

Spectacle Lake backpack

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

day hike: Harry’s Ridge at Mount St. Helens

Hiking through the blast zone at Mount St. Helens to Harry’s Ridge on a foggy day.

July 1, 2019

Siouxon Creek backpack, times two

I took my husband on his first ever backpacking trip at Siouxon Creek.

June 23, 2019

Silver Star Mountain day hike

We started at the Grouse Vista trail for a foggy hike up to Silver Star Mountain.

May 30, 2019

Enchanted Valley… almost

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

Siouxon Creek backpack

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

Hardy Ridge hike

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

Smith Rock camping trip

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.