I Had a Dream, I Lived It

Dave and I completed our John Muir Trail thru-hike in August 2014. Since then I have been working diligently on recounting the amazing experience in writing, and I am excited to announce that… Continue reading

Skyscraper Mountain

On my drive to Sunrise the nature teases me with a beautiful view of Mount Rainier. Soft clouds rise from the valley and the sun filters through them. It’s a picture perfect morning.… Continue reading

South Sister Cloud Show

“I really hope we can go backpacking this weekend,” I say as I flip through weather forecast for four or five destinations we had on mind. The prognosis is not good. Summer seems… Continue reading

Tuck & Robin & Granite Mountain

It’s the last weekend of August, technically still summer but high in the Cascade Mountains the meadows are already dressed in the color of autumn and the morning air is crisp and it… Continue reading

Jade Lake

When you choose to backpack to Jade Lake, expect the view to be hard earned. There are three possible access points. The shortest hike, about 21 miles RT, would be from Tucquala Meadows… Continue reading

Mt. Daniel Attempt

Last year the snow came early. It was Labor Day weekend and we were camping at Peggy’s Pond expecting to attempt summit of Mt. Daniel the next morning. But before the morning had… Continue reading

COURTNEY PEAK

Lake Chelan Wilderness – rugged, wild and beautiful but due to the long drive from Seattle seldomly visited. Approximately 194 miles of trail traverse the region. They stretch from deep valleys and reach… Continue reading

Hukvaldy

Hukvaldy. Picturesque village nested beneath Beskydy Mountains in the foothills of Palkovice Hills. The village is connected to Leos Janacek, famous Czech composer, theorist and teacher who was born here on July 3,… Continue reading

Loowit Trail – Day 3 – Ape Canyon to June Lake

Our last day on Loowit Trail was short but the most adventurous of them all. We left camp early treading the well established path towards Ape Canyon in the cool air of the… Continue reading

LOOWIT TRAIL – DAY 2 – TOUTLE RIVER TO APE CANYON

The drop to Toutle River cost us quite a bit of elevation. We were to gain most of it back during the very first couple hours of day 2. The trail was gentle… Continue reading