Tag Archive: volcano

Snow Camping in Paradise

Winter is over, I realized as I bent down to photograph a blooming Trillium during one of my most recent ventures. Trilliums here in the Pacific Northwest signal more sunshine. Longer days. Beginning… Continue reading

8/7/17 – Breakfast Buffet

Day 105 Miles: 2,088.97 to 2,099.53 Total miles hiked: 1,458.49 It was about 6 p.m. last night when we met several southbounders not more than 5 miles past Timberline Lodge. We asked them… 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

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

Crater Lake Loop

Crater Lake, a gem of the Cascades, is nested in a caldera of Mount Mazama, dormant stratovolcano which was a part of the Oregon’s segment of the Cascade Volcanic Arc. During it’s last… Continue reading

Mt. Rainier Climb

7/4/2013 – 7/7/2013 The weather is good, the conditions are good, we have decent amount of time on hands. A perfect combination of elements for our Mt. Rainier attempt. This is the second… Continue reading