Tag Archive: mountains

Union Peak

Even here in Washington State the sun peeks out through the clouds once in awhile, and occasionally we get lucky and the sunny day aligns with a weekend. There are many places to… 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

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

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

Blanca Lake

33 switchbacks through a second growth forest lead to a ridge and a sub alpine meadow and then the trail drops to a glacier fed lake. This is how in a very short… Continue reading

JMT – Day 20 – Wallace Creek to Mt. Whitney Summit

August 22, 2014 It’s here. The last day on the JMT. The summit of Mt. Whitney is less than 15 miles away, a distance easily cover in a course of one day. My… Continue reading

JMT – Day 7 – Purple Lake to Silver Pass Lake

August 9, 2014 I have always loved the peacefulness of a morning in the wilderness. The way everybody stops to witness the rise of the new day, full of possibilities and wonder. We… Continue reading

JMT – Day 2 – LYV to Lower Cathedral Lake

August 4, 2014 Everything is damp, including my spirit, and my fingers are freezing. The sky is once again gray. This is not what I imagined waking up to on the first morning… Continue reading

JMT – Seattle to Lee Vining

August 1, 2014 The thought of another thru hike was lingering on our minds for quite a while. Ever since we completed the 93 miles Wonderland Loop in August of 2012 we had our… Continue reading

Ruth Mountain Climb

June 6, 2014 – June 7, 2014 The forecast seems promising, and I’m craving some North Cascades views. Ideas are flowing. In the end we decide for Ruth Mountain. Neither of us climbed… Continue reading