Wonderland Trail Day 1: Longmire to Mowich

Turns out there isn’t anyone else at Longmire at 3:30am. I sat under the dim parking lot lights waiting for Kyle to get back from the bathroom. He was nauseous. Kyle is almost always nauseous for early morning adventures. It’s like his body is resenting being drug out of bed before the sun is up. […]

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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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Cascade Pass to Stehekin Day Three: Retracing Our Steps

That’s the thing about an out and back – you have to go back. And you have to go back the same way you came. Which can be kind of nice because you know what lies ahead. And also hard because you know what lies ahead. But despite how sore I had been on Saturday […]

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Cascade Pass to Stehekin Day Two: Small Town Vibes

To call Stehekin a small town is probably being generous. It is basically a tiny land locked island, complete with all the complications of being an island. It’s hard to get anything there, if you have to go to the doctor “down lake” you have to spend the night in a hotel, all the cars […]

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Cascade Pass to Stehekin Day One: Happy Solstice

You know it’s going to be a good adventure when you see a bear on the drive to the trail head. Friday donned misty and overcast and Molly and I got up bright and early to drive up to Cascade Pass. The plan: run/hike over the pass to Stehekin to visit my wonderful friends Marieke […]

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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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