Tag Archive: WA

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

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

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

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

Hidden Lake Peak, 9/15-2012 – 9/16/2012

WOW would be an understatement for the sight of stars covering the sky as far as the eye could see as we stepped out of the lookout after a delicious dinner consisting of… Continue reading

WONDERLAND TRAIL, Day 9, North Pyuallup – Mowich Lake, 8/12/2012

It was hard to break camp that morning knowing this was the last day of our adventure. We had a 15-mile day ahead of us, so we did not procrastinate, and before the… Continue reading

WONDERLAND TRAIL , Day 8, Devil’s Dream – North Pyuallup, 8/11/2012

It’s always fun to explore a new area, and this day was all about it. We entered the part of the park we never been to, not on the Wonderland Trail, neither any… Continue reading