Tag Archive: adventure

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

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

JMT – Day 19 – Meadow at mile 184 to Wallace Creek

August 21, 2014 The pines above our tent insulated us from the cold of the night. While those camping at the edge of the meadow experienced night chill and morning frost, our site… Continue reading

JMT – Day 13 – Evolution Lake to Knob at Mile 132

August 15, 2014 Following the meandering shoreline of Evolution Lake, the trail takes us further into the basin. It’s slow going here. Not because of the tread under our feet or because of… Continue reading

JMT – Day 12 – Piutte Pass Junction to Evolution Lake

August 14, 2014 If the right opportunity presents itself, I can scream my lungs out. Right opportunity such as a snake curled on the side of the trail waiting for me to get… Continue reading

JMT – Day 11 – Marie Lake to Piutte Pass Junction

August 13, 2014   It feels good to enjoy the sunrise without the usual morning rush. We have a relatively easy day on our schedule and we already bit part of it off… Continue reading

JMT – Days 8 + 9 – Silver Pass Lake to VVR

August 10 – August 11, 2014   We’re having a slow, lazy morning while waiting for the sun to dry our tent. It should be an easy day today with lots of downhill… Continue reading

JMT – Day 6 – Red’s Meadow to Purple Lake

August 8, 2014   We’re leaving Red’s Meadow at 8:00 a.m. It’s the latest start we had so far, but after hotcakes from the Cafe, our energy is soaring and for the first… Continue reading