If you need to ask you’ll never know

“Is that the mystery of Mystery Canyon?” I wondered, crouched and frozen on a steep, insecure shale slope, “That it sucks?” We had only just dropped off the rim of the canyon and into Death Gully (that’s right, it was called Death Gully) so we could still turn around if we wanted to. Were we […]

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What do canyons and glaciers have in common? Everything.

Everything here is perfectly still. Most of the turns and hollows are cast into shadow, but here and there features and patches of sand are lit up with a soft light. It feels ancient and seems to come from nowhere, even though I know it must come from above. Winding my way through the canyon […]

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Not that kind of Subway silly

We are heading back the other direction, dry suits drenched and hanging off of us, and I can tell Sarah and Carl are both a bit miffed. I am giving myself a silent lashing – if you are going to check the GPS Lindsey ACTUALLY check the GPS. Don’t just glance at it and see […]

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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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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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I do

Okay, this is breaking a little bit from our typically very outdoorsy theme, but I just wanted to butt into our own adventures to tell you that Kyle and I have officially embarked upon a different kind of adventure: marriage. On July 29th we stood in the middle of a giant circle of our friends […]

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Mountaineer vs Worrywart: The Dilemma of Being an Adventure Couple

My mom, who will most definitely read this, is something of a worrywart. Which makes sense, I had to get it from somewhere, right? Yesterday I’m chatting with her on the phone and she inserts, “I’m really worried about your trip to Mexico.” Of course I knew she was really worried about our trip to […]

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