I’ve really chilled out on how I edit videos recently in favor of a more quiet kinda dealeo. The excitement of all this long hiking stuff changed a bit for me, and I found myself enjoying hearing the wind or birds or just crunchy footsteps a bit more compared to a musical montage. But I … More A tribute to Washington
Today I went to check the mail. In the local hiking circles, Mailbox Peak is somewhat of a legend. Over two miles you gain 4,000 feet of elevation through some pretty rough terrain (There are two trails: The new one and the old one. I took the old one today as the new one had … More Mailbox Peak, WA
Well guys, I did it. And I have so much stuff to share, I spent a couple hours getting everything together here. Don’t worry, I’ll be light on words this time, I know I can go on and on about “Muh scenic beauty and the beautiful outdoors”. I woke up super early (8:00 AM) and … More Mount Si, Washington
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
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