The Little Yellow Navy – Diablo and Ross Lake

In honor of Joe’s birthday we embarked on our first kayak camp trip! We’ve only been talking about doing one since college, so it was about time we did it. We launched our kayaks into Diablo Lake, and it was SO windy we practically sailed down the lake and make it to the Ross Lake …

We are 12 – Lake 22 and Granite Mountain

To wish our boys luck I carried a 12th man flag to finish the season. Lake 22 The best part was when I found out someone recognized me from twitter days later! Apparently it worked because the guys went on to win the NFC Championship in an EPIC battle. So naturally, we made another trek …

Lake Twenty-Two

Nothing welcomes summer like a good hike topped off with a dive into an alpine lake. I had full intentions of swimming at the top of this hike, though, mother nature gave me a reality check, greeting me with a half frozen but GORGEOUS lake. Lake Twenty-Two is one of my favorite hikes because at …

Table Mountain

One summer tradition I’ve developed is a trip to Table Mountain. Preferably before Artist Point is open. It’s more of an adventure that way.┬áTable Mountain is a must do if you’re in the Artist Point area. From the top you can see Mt. Baker and Shuksan Mountain and the surrounding North Cascades. And the hike …

Picture Lake

I’ve been told that Picture Lake is one of the most photographed areas in the world. It doesn’t surprise me because it’s incredibly easy to get to. Located almost at the end of SR 542 (Mount Baker Highway), this lake is surrounded by the beautiful North Cascades. The main feature is Mt. Shuksan, but is …

Twin Lakes/Winchester Mountain – Round 1

As a continuation of my birthday celebration week in August 2008, my good friend Joe and I decided to embark on a new adventure. My friend Graham had told me about a place called Twin Lakes and a beautiful hike from the campsite. Being a newbie to the outdoors, I let Joe plan the trip …

Park Butte

What better way to celebrate a month abroad than seeing my friends play music, followed up with a day hike in the North Cascades? Jet lag doesn’t exist for me! But I do admit, after traveling 26 hours, heading straight to Bellingham to see Hot Bodies in Motion and Allen Stone, staying up late catching …

Winchester Mountain – Round 2

Probably one of my most favorite places to camp/hike. I love to take people who are new to the PNW here because in the summer it’s so easy to get to and while the hike is a little steep, it’s short, and the views are to die for. I can’t say enough of this place. …

Rockport State Park

What started as a great day for some decent snow hiking (packed the snow shoes just in case) at Baker Lake…Zach and I were thwarted by inches of deep slush and the lack of a truck. We both didn’t really feel like getting stuck in the slush/snow later in the day when we were still …