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

LOOWIT TRAIL – DAY 1 – JUNE LAKE TO TOUTLE RIVER

In the hills of the South Cascades Mt. St. Helens reigns over an amazing landscape of lush deep forests, verdant meadows, and streams gurgling down the valleys. The land is filled with the… Continue reading

BANDERA MOUNTAIN

Most people associate Bandera Mountain with day hiking during hot summer month when the upper slopes burst with wildflowers but this 5240 ft tall peak offers quite spectacular campsites as well. Just not… Continue reading

Cedar Creek Grist Mill

The distinct wooden structure of this water powered mill sits on the steep, rocky bank of Cedar Creek since 1876. It was built by John Woodham and his two sons who offered grain… Continue reading

Goose Rock

A short but somewhat steep hike from the south parking lot of Deception Pass bridge will take you to Goose Rock, the highest point on Whidbey Island, WA.  At 484 feet, Goose Rock… Continue reading

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Situated in the Northwest corner of the United States San Juan Island is a breathtaking gem of deep forests surrounded by shining sea. The time seems to go slower here as you stroll… Continue reading

Vesper Peak

Four and half miles of bliss to a summit with incredible views. OK, maybe the bliss is just an invention of my imagination now since I’m down the mountain and my feet don’t… Continue reading