Hoh River to Glacier Meadows with Rich

It has been a while since I have gone on an overnight hiking trip. I keep track of these things for my own amusement, and my trip to The Enchantments last September was the latest backpacking fun I’ve had. Nine months is far too long . I feel lame not having backpacked in that time,(…)

Crater Lake National Park, Garfield Peak

Crater Lake National Park, Garfield Peak

Can’t say I’m not a blessed guy. My good friend Aaron took me on a trip down to Crater Lake National Park last Friday. It opened from the government shutdown just in time. We flew in to Eugene and had to drive to the Southern entrance because the Northern one was closed due to snow.(…)

Snoqualmie Tunnel on the Iron Horse Trail

Snoqualmie Tunnel on the Iron Horse Trail

Had the opportunity to finally check out the Snoqualmie Tunnel along the Iron Horse Trail with the Rose family. The trailhead ended up being the same parking lot for the Hyak Sno-Park that I have visited numerous times. We usually sled just across the highway from the Sno-Park (which is more for the kids), but(…)

Skyline Trail at Mt. Rainier

Skyline Trail at Mt. Rainier

Next week I’m going back to The Enchantments with a few friends. We’re spending four days up there hiking around and checking out some of the peaks – I’m really looking forward to it. Everyone arrived Friday morning and we decided to head to Mt. Rainier to putz around Paradise. We ended up doing the(…)

Hardy Ridge & Celebration Northwest

Hardy Ridge & Celebration Northwest

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been out on a hike, so I was excited when the group of us heading down to Celebration Northwest in Silverton, OR decided to get up early to get a day hike in on the way down. We picked Hardy Ridge because it looked like a long enough(…)

Twelve Mile Beach & Pictured Rocks

Twelve Mile Beach & Pictured Rocks

What could be more perfect than a trip with one’s best college girlfriends?  Nothing!  It was only made better by the fact that we went up to the U.P. and stayed at Twelve Mile Beach and got to see, swim, and climb Pictured Rocks.  Let me rewind. Me and four of my girlfriends from college(…)

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