Spring Adventure Series: BOEALPS

One of the reasons I have written so little as of late (this is a lame excuse but I am going to use it anyway) is because of the mountaineering course that Kyle and I taught again this spring with BOEALPS. For anyone who is wondering what that conglomeration of capitol letters is: BOEALPS is […]

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Palouse to Cascade Falls State Park: The Sand Route

Day three:Ellensburg KOA to the Columbia River south of Vantage 40.30 miles Our morning-selves turned out to be just as indecisive as our nighttime-selves. Even though we woke up around 6am it was already hot outside. We decided to take the road – we had put a poll up on IG and everyone agreed, we […]

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Palouse to Cascade Falls State Park Trail: Gravel Grinding

Day two: Lake Easton State Park to the Ellensburg KOA40.95 miles On the morning of day two I woke up to a lot less pain in my knee but I could still feel it. Upon stretching and probing it I discovered a massive bulge. I was horrified! Had I pulled a muscle? Did I have […]

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Palouse to Cascade Falls State Park Trail: Firsts

Hi. How are you? It’s been forever. In fact it has been so long that inbetween when I last wrote and now Kyle and I picked up a whole new sport. “Holy heck,” you are probably thinking. But honestly I am not sure Kyle and I picking up a new sport is actually the best […]

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The Best of 2018: Our Outdoor Adventures Recapped!

It has become somewhat of a tradition for me to do a “Best Of” post on the blog, one that I am happy to continue despite the fact that this year I really SUCKED at writing blog posts. So you might see some adventures in this post that I haven’t gotten around to writing about […]

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Adventures of the trash family

Look, I’m not trying to pretend I’m someone that I’m not so let me level with you – I would never have chosen to go off-roading if my dad hadn’t been along for the ride. With such a camping, hiking, rafting, outdoor adventure focused trip planned I knew I needed to throw something into the […]

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When it rains it pours

When you plan a trip months ahead of time you have no way of knowing what the weather will be. And so when the trip comes and the forecast is looking less than ideal you have no choice but to grit your teeth and bear it. That is exactly what we did for our family […]

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Wonderland Trail: Day 5

Day 5 20.3 miles Indian Bar Campground to Longmire Parking Lot We had agreed to wake up early on our last day so we could get back to Longmire in time to get some food outside the park. Regardless of that agreement, it still wasn’t easy to get out of the tent when the cool […]

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Wonderland Trail: Day 4

Day 4 14.7 miles Sunrise Walk-in Campground to Indan Bar Campground Another dry morning. The sun was shining and we didn’t have to get out of our tent until 7am! However, Kyle and I are terrible at sleeping in and at staying in our tent while the sun is out. For the sake of Molly […]

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