I wrote Part I shortly after my first major hike just under 3 months post ACL surgery and Part II is about 8 months post surgery in a full circle moment back at Granite...
With the massive Bolt Creek Fire near Index closing Hwy 2 we were optimistic to head up southeast GPW. But driving through the smoke... // 24 miles . 5000 ft gain . 8110 high
I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d scramble Black Peak an innumerable number of times. It’s hard to beat this climb from the varied... // 6700 ft gain . 8975 ft peak . 13.6 miles
Boston Peak sees only about 10 parties on its summit each year. I didn’t believe it until... // 12 mi . 6100 ft gain . 8894 ft high
This marks the third time up and down the heinous boulder fields for me. Personally I love boulder fields, but this one has always punched thoroughly each time... // 9 miles . 6700 ft gain . 8868 ft high
I was first intrigued with Three Fingers Mountain when I drove past Darrington from a short day hike. Looking up, White Horse Mountain caught my attention, but I actually... // 21 miles . 6100 ft gain . 6780 ft high
Jade and Marmot Lakes didn’t get on my radar until much more recently. As someone who chases alpine objectives more than pure backpacking destinations... // 25 miles . 6000 ft gain . 6680 ft high
Teanaways are always the perfect place to go when it’s early season and other destinations are a bit snowed in still. This year, snow lingered even more than before... // 9 miles . 3800 ft gain . 6700 ft high
It’s not too often I go into hikes and climbs with a low chance of reaching the destination. As someone who likes to be outside for... // 9.5 mi . 3600 ft gain . 5450 ft high
In a world where backcountry skiing has become popular, I wanted to share my story. Backcountry skiing is one of many sports ridiculed in inaccessibility from all aspects, yet it still allures lifelong...
If you've stuck around long enough, you may have picked up on the fact that I really do love horses! I might not go so far to say...
Every time we move into a new Gregorian calendar year, I find myself reflecting. Sometimes it comes unsolicited. I find reflection valuable throughout the year and try to not make it only at times like year ends and year beginnings.…
This is definitely a photo essay. I'm a bit all written out in terms of trip reports, but this loop-di-loop deserves a space ... // 19.5 mi . 5000 ft gain . 8375 ft high
To write or not to write a trip report? That is always a big question. And this is the third time I’ve been to the Chiwaukum within... // 14 mi . 5000 ft gain . 6530 ft high
Let the larch marches begin. I didn't intend for this to be a march. It was supposed to be short and sweet... But I think our hearts... // 14 miles . 6900 ft gain . 7121 ft high
I don’t remember how I stumbled upon this campsite, but I’d be lying if Instagram didn’t have a small component of it. I had visited the area another... // 14 miles . 3700 ft gain . 5130 ft high
I think I was moaning a little too much about not having an “epic adventure”. My friends, however, got me stoked on doing a high route... // 43 miles . 15600 ft gain . 6950 ft high
It was around noon when we pulled into the parking lot of the West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead. Looking up, we could see... // 27 miles . 6700 ft gain . 6200 ft high
Glamping at Goldmyer Hot Springs. Naturally, I don’t take things easy and somehow always find a way to... // 22 miles . 1200 ft gain . 2100 ft high
I recently had the pleasure of photographing the first Women of Color mountaineering course on Mt Baker as a collaboration between Trail Mixed and Climbers of Color... // 14 miles . 7500 ft gain . 10778 ft high