Tag Archive: winter

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

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

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

Burroughs Mountain Loop

From the countless variety of day hikes Mount Rainier NP has to offer Burroughs Mountain is one of my favorites. Most people pay it a visit in the summertime when the drive to… 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

Park Butte Lookout

During the height of their time in the 1930’s there were around 5000 fire lookouts constructed in the US, perched atop tall rugged and often not easily accessible mountain tops. Washington State alone… 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

Mount Dickerman

The peak we decided to climb today is officially named Dickerman Mountain but it is more commonly referred to as Mount Dickerman. Nowadays even guidebooks often stray from the official designation. The mountain… Continue reading