Snow Camping 101

Look, winter is a rough time of the year for many of us adventurers. Even with the new addition of resort skiing to our repertoire we still find ourselves languishing without frequent bouts of tent time. But I am here to tell you that a winter backpacking trip is NOT outside of your world of […]

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Team Snowshoe

February has been a crazy month. I started a new job, we’ve been putting in some time prepping for our wedding this summer, and the weather has been abysmal. It has been tough to get outside. With the start of Boealps assured weekly adventures are in our future, but future adventures don’t exactly satisfy current […]

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Mazama Ridge, Mt Rainier

The day after we went to Artist Point Kyle and his friend Phil and his friend Ryan drove down to Mt Rainier to snowshoe Mazama Ridge.  I couldn’t go because I was working a double that day.  Sigh.  However, they brought back these beautiful pictures for me to post and said that although it was […]

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Artist Point

On New Years day Kyle and I decided to finally brave the six hour round trip to the North Cascades to snowshoe out to Artist Point, rumored to be one of the most beautiful views around.  Turns out a million and one other people had the same idea so it was kind of a busy […]

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Fresh Powder

FINALLY the Northwest got some fresh snow.  Last Friday Abigail, my mom, my mom’s friend Anita, and I headed up to Paradise in order to snowshoe out to reflection lake.  When we got to the lower lodge we were greeted by a closed gate and the information that they wouldn’t be opening the road to […]

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Jungle to Jungle

From the concrete jungle to one that breaths, these are the kind of recent adventures that keep me sane. When Kyle and I were still down in Olympia we managed to escape to the bay for a few wonderful hours of kayaking with friends.  The water was mirror like, glassy in a way that deceived […]

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How Things Are Shaping Up

Two months out from the hike we decided we had better implement some sort of a exercise routine.  Attempts to exercise seem to go two different ways.  Way one involves a plan to exercise after Kyle gets off work, but then, when he gets home he’s pretty tired so instead we lounge in bed and […]

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