It’s been great going out every weekend the way I have. I lived more outside than I did my own house in a manner of speaking. It was a strange and awesome. Every weekend was a different story with a new backyard. But my house needs a little love too… well, a lot of love. … More Next Weekend: Alta Mountain?
This trip is brought to you by cold wet socks. This weekend I went with a group of unknown people out to the great Goat Rocks in Washington. The forecast called for beautiful sunny skies and relatively nice temperatures. But true to its nature, Washington disagreed and decided we didn’t need that. As you can … More Goat Rocks, WA
I’m potentially heading off to the Goat Rocks in this lovely state. This is all dependent on whether or not this whole group activity pans out, so we’ll see. I’m breaking a previous rule I made for myself to not spoil any section of the PCT for myself, but I can’t pass up the opportunity. … More This Weekend: Goat Rocks
I deliver on my promises. This weekend I went to go get a view of Mount Baker from Baker Lake. My prior predictions of it being a straightforward or even boring trip were pretty wrong. I had company this time: joined by my dog and the man who taught me all I know about backpacking … More Baker Lake
Whenever I get back from a trip, I go straight to my computer to: A. Blab about it here. B. Check out what’s next. C. Avoid post-trip cleanup. So what’s next? Well I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get to see Mount Saint Helens this trip (ironically enough, exactly one year ago I … More This Weekend: Baker Lake
Backpacking took a bit of a standstill this time around. I had some volcanic scenery to take in. Around February I learned that there’s a tunnel system lurking below our notorious mountain where lava once flowed. It’s the third longest lava tube in the United States at 2.6 miles. It features an easy section for … More Mount Saint Helens: Ape Cave
Small update time! I had a goal to write an article a day here, and that goal remains. I ran into some camera issues trying to review some gear, so I’ve been working on finding a solution to that. I prefer to write, but sometimes a live visual is just a little more prudent. Trying … More Blame the Real World