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things to do in the “off-season” // how to hike in the rain
things to do in the “off-season” // how to hike in the rain

Year round hiking in the Pacific Northwest. Sound crazy? Perhaps so. But when you’re in love with the outdoors, it’s hard to let weather get its way. If you’ve lived here through a winter season, you’ll know that seasonal depression is real whether or not you like to deny it. Everyone has different ways to cope and here are my favorite ways to pass the winter time and incorporating the outdoors...

Best Hikes Around Seattle
Best Hikes Around Seattle

For visitors and locals, here's some of my favorite hikes near Seattle ranging from easy to strenuous, and everything from peaks to lakes

the ultimate beginner’s guide to backcountry skiing | washington
the ultimate beginner’s guide to backcountry skiing | washington

I recently was involved in some meet ups and found that there’s a lot of potential for education about backcountry basics, so I hope this post can serve as a good starting point and reference for anyone looking to get into backcountry whether or not you know how to ski...

backcountry skiing: tips and tricks
backcountry skiing: tips and tricks

My first backcountry guide got too long, so if you’ve already gone on a tour or two, this is the perfect guide for you! It’s all the tips and tricks for a better time backcountry so you can better enjoy the downhill...

Winter Hiking
Winter Hiking

Blindly going into a winter hike is one of the worst things to do. In the summer, there’s more daylight, more people hiking, and overall safer conditions. That’s why I wrote this post – to help keep people aware and safe, but by no means does following this guide prevent all scenarios...

a larch guide | 20+ crowd-free washington hikes
a larch guide | 20+ crowd-free washington hikes

Having trouble finding quieter larch hikes with just as much beauty? Learn how to discover new larch hikes in the Cascades!

Washington Hike-To-Scramble Progressions
Washington Hike-To-Scramble Progressions

Want to get into scrambling but don't know where to start? This is the perfect guide to learn about scrambling with step by step trails to progress into more difficult scrambling (non-technical rock climbing)

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acl recovery | granite mountain
acl recovery | granite mountain

November 22, 2022 | pnw

November 22, 2022 | pnw

November 22, 2022 | pnw
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...

hunting for larches | golden lakes loop backpacking
hunting for larches | golden lakes loop backpacking

October 4, 2022 | pnw

October 4, 2022 | pnw

October 4, 2022 | pnw
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

round two | black peak overnight
round two | black peak overnight

September 29, 2022 | pnw

September 29, 2022 | pnw

September 29, 2022 | pnw
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

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Cherlyn Eliza Photography
Cherlyn Eliza Photography

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