acl recovery | granite mountain
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
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
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
checking ’em off | switchback + martin peaks
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
technicolor larch dream | chiwaukum loop
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
long lost lollipop larch loop | chiwaukum via lake ida
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
jog with dog | courtney peak via buttermilk and oval creeks
Jogging with a dog. Bugaboo has been the best dog I've ran/hiked with thus far and I couldn't believe I got to go on a larch march with him... // 17 mi. 5100 ft gain . 8390 ft high
a color explosion | chiwaukum (lake ethel backpack)
Let it be known, my love for color. Specifically autumn colors in the mountains! It's always been a dream of mine to go... // 17 miles . 5500 ft gain . 6100 ft high
yellow trees | stiletto-copper loop
Have you ever heard of the Larch March or #larchmadness? It's kind of this thing that gets hyped up in these parts of Washington and even in other regions like the Rockies... // 13 miles . 4500 ft gain .…
a larch guide | 20+ crowd-free washington hikes
Larches, oh larches! Early October is often known as larch madness in Washington. If you're someone who likes to hike and who likes aesthetics and staying with the trends, you've probably have heard of the famous larches, trees that turn…
inter-season alps | cortina d’ampezzo
The Italian Dolomites are seriously some of the best mountain ranges out there (that I've visited thus far). The Cascade Range will always catch my heart, but the dolomites are incredibly breathtaking. It might not have been the wisest...
plan, play, photograph | rainier
To be quite frank, this was my first big phototshoot. Well, I had done a few projects here and there, but this was my first legit photoshoot and I am confident to say...
a gorge-ous green | verdon gorge
When you think of France, do you simply think of Paris? What about the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera)? Or fields of lavender in Provence? But have you heard of Gorges du Verdon in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence?...