Summer is always a great time for exploration and adventure. Unfortunately, many people have the same idea and that leads to crowded destinations. I’ve been spending a lot of time near Mount Ranier but usually the least crowded places are the ones furthest away, so I decided to look further.
Nature is always full of surprises. The day started with heavy overcast skies and the forecast didn’t look great either. The previous day was totally rained out so we didn’t have high hopes for the second day. We got up early and planned to do a morning hike at Obstruction
This year marks the 38th anniversary of the last major eruption of Mount St. Helens. 38 years since the northern face of Mount St. Helens was blown apart, much of the surrounding valley is still recovering as nature slowly reclaims the scorched earth created by the eruption. Last week I
The curiously-named Lake Twentytwo is the center of an oasis of alpine wetland nestled on the northern shoulder of Mount Pilchuck. The hike to the lake combines the best of mountain rainforests, old-growth, wetlands, and mountain views, yet it is readily accessible. In winter the route lends itself to snowshoeing.
Camera gear is a never ending journey of purchase after purchase.. or so I thought. That’s how it used to be for me – however it seems like the gear bug in me has finally departed. This year I’ve only made a few small additions to my kit here and
Glacier Basin and Emmons Moraine are both easy/moderate trails that start near the White River Campground at Mount Ranier National Park. The trail begins at the far end of the White River Campground. Limited parking is available in the ‘climber / picnic’ parking lot as well as along the side
I’m in Seattle! Since my last post I’ve packed my bags and flew across all the great states to Seattle. For the time being I’ll have to say good bye to New Jersey and call Washington my new home. It’s been a hectic past month, finding a new home, moving
It’s been a while since my last update so I just wanted to share a little update. It’s been quite hectic and busy lately, with the launch of Stone Age, work on my new project (to be shared later), and of course the peak of Fall. I’ve been trying to