The Best of 2015: Our Outdoor Adventures

As 2015 comes to a close I wanted to take some time to look back at all the adventures we have had and pick some favorites.  Here is what I have come up with.  P.S. Each category is linked to a blog post written about the adventure or piece of gear, if you are interested […]

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Guest Post: Nelson’s insights to the Wonderland Trail and Beyond

By Nelson Alexander 6 and a half days, 93 miles, 22,000 feet of elevation gain: let’s just say the numbers were against us. We were 3 siblings and 1 Beyoncé (Lindsey’s word for Kyle, because she can’t say fiancée), attempting to circumambulate the tallest mountain in Washington state. Actually, I was mostly worried for myself.  Lindsey and […]

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Wonderland Trail: Part Two

“BEES!” screamed Kyle, “RUN, RUN, RUN!”  I turned around in time to see Cameron doing what looked like a high knee jig before Nelson pushed me from behind. We all sprinted up the trail, the boys yelling profanities and flailing their trekking poles.  When we finally stopped I was amazed at my own luck, all […]

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Wonderland Trail: Part One

Two weeks ago Kyle, my brothers Nelson and Cameron, and I completed the Wonderland Trail in six and a half days.  Since we have now been to the top of Mt Rainier it seems fitting that we took a week out of our lives to walk around it and see it from every side.  Or […]

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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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