Tag Archive: wilderness

7/31/17 – Sister’s Wilderness, hiking at its finest

Day 99 Miles: 1,956.32 to 1,980.08 + 0.53 to Lava Campground Total miles hiked: 1,383.73 Our task for today was to walk through Sisters Wilderness. Volcanos everywhere. Lupine covered meadows. Hundreds of butterflies.… Continue reading

7/9/17 – One Thousand Miles

Day 77 Miles: 1,571.28 to 1,591.47 Total miles hiked: 1,007.61 The highlight of today was Russian Wilderness. We had quite some climb to get there and when we first started I did not… 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

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

Mt. Daniel Attempt

Last year the snow came early. It was Labor Day weekend and we were camping at Peggy’s Pond expecting to attempt summit of Mt. Daniel the next morning. But before the morning had… 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

Goat Lake Loop with a Side Trip to Old Snowy

Goat Rocks Wilderness is a 105,600-acre alpine paradise in the southwestern part of the Cascade Mountain Range. An ancient volcano once towered over the landscape reaching the height of over 12,000 ft that… Continue reading