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 …

Teanaway River Valley – Round 1

A wonderful weekend away with some of my favorite people. Car camping at it’s best. Full days of adventure followed with amazing food…what could possibly go wrong?    Crap. Now where do we go?       Like me!

The Brothers

I was itching to get out, Zach was looking for a hiking partner. Though I’m not sure why he dragged me along since he found some other guys to make the climb to The Brothers with him. I didn’t summit since it was a little bit of a technical climb and I don’t have any …

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 …

Oyster Dome

Can’t get enough of the Oyster Dome. An absolute must for anyone visiting Bellingham, WA. It’s a challenging day hike, although nothing an average person can’t do with a little persistence, and the views are the best. It was a staple activity while I was living there and I’ve taken many people visiting town there. I’ve …

Big Quilcene – Lower River Trail

Joe and I were looking for a day adventure. Unfortunately our attempt to Mount Townsend was foiled when the amount of snow on the road kept us from reaching the trail head. We reluctantly turned around and settled for the Lower Big Quilcene River Trail. We had already lost a lot of time so we …

Franklin Falls

This is hardly a hike, but a nice place to take your dog for a walk and getting wet for the day. Two miles roundtrip, near I-90 in Snoqualmie. But I love waterfalls, Zach needs to check off every hike in his book, and here we are at Franklin Falls. Like me!

Rattlesnake Ridge

Just 45 minutes from Seattle, next to Mount Si, Rattlesnake Ridge is probably the next most popular trail. It’s crowded, but there’s a nice view at the top. I prefer my views without the highway or homes, but it’s the outdoors so still enjoyable. Like me!

Snowcamping in Blewett Pass

My first snow camping trip with my favorites. The guys fashioned a contraption to carry wood up using a belt and sled. This was hilarious to watch as we started to hit the trail.   Eventually we made it and set up camp. The weather was perfect and sunny. The snow was powdery and fresh! …

Fall Camping – Rialto Beach

Nothing like being in complete denial that summer in the PNW is over and making your way over to the Olympic Peninsula for some good coastal camping. Lucky for us we completely lucked out on weather. By far the best weather I’ve had camping out there. I love camping at Rialto because you can backpack …

Welcoming Spring: Deer Lake and La Push Day Adventure

Matt and I were getting really antsy for hiking season. We heard we were supposed to have decent weather so we decided to adventure with his friend Andrew over to the Olympics. It was a really long day trip but worth every second. What we weren’t prepared for was the amount of snow we would …

Skyline Lake

One winter day the boys and I decided we needed an adventure. So off we went to Stevens Pass to Skyline Lake. It was only a couple miles and started off relatively steep for snowshoeing, but it was a good workout. There was quite a bit of snow so the Lake just looked like a …

Lake Ozette/Cape Lava Round 1

My first backpacking trip! I tagged along with Chris and his enviromental class to a trip brug to Lake Ozette. We went on a botony tour with a local native which was really fun. Then we My parted ways with the class and took off on my first backpacking trip. We took it cheap NFL …

The Olympic Peninsula in a weekend

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