Birds Atop Dege Peak

I’m not birditarian or anything, but these little guys were pretty cool up on top of Dege Peak. Also, the views were incredible, as are most views in the mountains when you’re hiking with Murphy.

River/Waterfall Exploration on a Hike

Last Friday I had the pleasure of hanging out with Matt who took me to a river near Eatonville that has a few waterfalls. We explored quite a bit and found some fun pools of water to swim in. Lucked out and caught a few loud lightning booms as it stormed for about 20 minutes(…)

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(…)

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