The Backup Backup Plan: Timberline Trail

With five days off Kyle and I knew we wanted to do something epic over the 4th of July weekend. And I had been planning just the thing for months: a traverse of Washington’s own Sawtooth Range, located above Lake Chelan. The traverse involved eight different scrambles to summits, cross country travel, miles of trail […]

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It’s a Rainier Kind of Year

This summer has been full of Mt Rainier.  We climbed it and hiked around it, so there was really nothing left for me to do except go and work there. I am three-weeks into an Emergency Hire position out of Carbon River that will last until October.  Really, I am just continuing to round out my […]

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How to shit in the woods…

I cannot believe I have never written a post about poop… Like how… what… I am just indignant with myself right now.  Well, let me just say, anyone that knows me knows that pooping is one of my favorite subjects.  I believe that I am not alone in this.  There is that rare and skittish […]

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Kyle and the Riverlope do Zion

**At the beginning of October Kyle started riding his bike to work.  Just a few weeks ago Kyle and I went on a week-long trip to Zion national park and, among other things, completed a sixteen mile thru-hike of The Narrows.  The week after we got back we started climbing again.  This week Kyle had […]

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Oyster Dome

Monday was one of those rare nice Pacific Northwest spring days.  We’ve had a pretty wet spring, Kyle keeps getting angry when the skies open up after a nice day and pour again.  But that’s how spring is here, raining one second, sunny the next.  So that’s why days like Monday are special days.  It […]

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Why is Walking so Addicting?

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the AT, because it’s that time of the year when everyone we know is having their one year anniversary of starting their hike.  Everyone is posting Facebook statuses about how they started their love affair with the AT a year ago today, using extremely emotive language, […]

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The Gap

I haven’t written in quite a few days because I am just feeling so…. liminal.  Kyle and I are about to move to Seattle, start “real” jobs, buckle down and join society again, bide our time until the next adventure… it’s all very hard to swallow.  I find myself on the PCTA’s homepage a lot, […]

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The Grandest of Canyons

I am missing the desert today and I know I recently did a post of our last trip into the Grand Canyon but I thought I would share some more wonderful pictures and encourage all of you to seek solitude, deep in the cool stone walls by the Colorado.

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AMAZING HIKES

This is still one of Kyle’s and my favorite hikes ever. It is Sedona, AZ’s infamous West Fork hike, which involves about two miles of crowded hiking by the river and then you step off the trail and into the water for the next seven miles, after which you can set up camp and stay […]

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