October 18, 2015No Comments

Backpacking the Enchantments – Snow Zone and Summiting Little Annapurna

Backpacking the Enchantments during larch season and summiting Little Annapurna, Washington

On our previous, and first trip to the Enchantments, we visited during the beginning of the summer and stayed in the Stuart zone. This year we were able to get a better location and Jen scored a permit for the Snow zone during the fall season. Our visit was timed to coincide with the changing of colors that the larches undergo as fall gives way to winter.  And in addition to viewing of the larches, there were a couple summits we wanted to check off our list, Little Annapurna and Dragontail Peak.

So join us, and our Florida friend, as we embark on another multi-night backpacking adventure in lovely Washington state!

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July 29, 2015No Comments

Hiking Washington – Kendall Katwalk

Hiking Kendall Katwalk and Kendall Peak along the Pacific Crest Trail, Washington
There is a little know secret hiding along the trail of one of the more popular trails. And all it's going to take is a bit of scrambling to make your way to the top.

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July 20, 2015No Comments

Backpacking the High Divide Loop – Washington

Backpacking the High Divide and Camping in the Seven Lakes Basin, Olympic National Park, Washington
With the 4th of July holiday quickly approaching, I decided it was time to set up the season's first backpacking trip. And with the extremely warm weather, I decided to focus my efforts into the Olympic National Park. So after a bit of researching, and back and forth with various options, I ended up choosing the Seven Lakes Basin, aka High Divide Loop.

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September 23, 2014No Comments

Backpacking Shi Shi Beach Washington

Backpacking Shi Shi Beach, Washington
Summer was quickly coming to a close, and I had yet to take any coastal backpacking trips. So with a sunny weekend on the forecast, we packed up the car, and made way for Shi Shi Beach.
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February 10, 20145 Comments

Backpacking the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA – From Salmon La Sac to Lake Waptus

Backpacking the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA – From Salmon La Sac to Lake Waptus

With a slight break in the weather, I decided I would head off to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and do a bit of backpacking.

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January 26, 20142 Comments

Ocean Shores, Washington

Ocean Shores, Washington

With a break in the grey weather, it was the perfect time to pack up the camera and head out to the ocean for the afternoon.

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October 9, 2013No Comments

Hiking Washington – Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene

Hiking Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene, Washington

Another favorite among locals is the Lake Serene, Bridal Veil Falls trek. Located in the Central Cascades this hike boasts a combination of powerful waterfalls, steep inclines and alpine lake views.

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September 30, 2013No Comments

Hiking Washington – Lake Blanca, Wild Sky Wilderness

Hiking Washington, Lake Blanca, Wild Sky Wilderness

Nestled deep in the Wild Sky Wilderness, Lake Blanca rests as an emerald jewel hidden behind a staircase of switchbacks.

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September 20, 2013No Comments

Hiking Washington – Mount Saint Helen’s Blast Zone, South Coldwater Trail

Hiking the Mount Saint Helen's Blast Zone – South Coldwater Trail

Located along the the Mount Saint Helens blast zone, the South Coldwater Trail takes you from wildflower meadows to ridge-lines and ends with a stunning view of Mount Saint Helens.

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September 3, 2013No Comments

Hiking Washington – Hamilton Mountain

Hiking Hamilton Mountain along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington
With waterfalls, ridge lines, cliffs, alpine views, and wildflowers, Hamilton Mountain has it all.
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August 26, 2013No Comments

Hiking Washington – Dog Mountain

Hiking Dog Mountain along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington

If you're looking for wildflowers, a great workout, and a view of the Columbia River Gorge, then Dog Mountain is a must. Just keep in mind you won't be the only one. So try to make it to the trailhead before 8am.
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August 12, 2013No Comments

Springtime on San Juan Island, Washington

Springtime on San Juan Island, Washington

My previous, and first camping trip on San Juan Island, was in the cold harsh winter. Even as such, I had a great time and wanted to go back as soon as I could. So with the weather a little bit warmer, I took some time off from work and reserved another spot at the San Juan County Park.

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August 8, 20131 Comment

Foxes of San Juan Island, Washington

Foxes of San Juan Island, Washington

Spring vacation was quickly approaching and this time I decided to do a little bit of camping on San Juan Island. During my island explorations, I came into contact with foxes on multiple occasions. Here are the photos of those encounters.

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April 22, 20137 Comments

Backpacking La Push, WA – From Third Beach to Toleak Point

Backpacking La Push, WA – From Third Beach to Toleak Point

Easter weekend was quickly approaching and I had yet to plan anything. Taking a look at the weather revealed that once again we would have two days of pure sunshine. Last weekend I did some camping on San Juan Island. So this time I wanted to kick things up a notch and do some backpacking along the coast at La Push in the Olympic National Park.

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April 9, 2013No Comments

Wintertime on San Juan Island, Washington

Wintertime on San Juan Island, Washington

Winters in the Pacific Northwest tend to drag on at times. It's not the cold or the rain. It's the constant grey skies that start to wear on you. So when I saw a weekend forecast that called for blue skies and warm weather, I decided it was time to make an early trip to the San Juan Islands.

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January 21, 20131 Comment

Hiking Washington – Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Falls and Lake Deer in the Olympic National Park, Washington

Smack-dab in the middle of a Pacific Northwest winter, I came up with a stellar idea. Let's go camping in the Olympics! Even with my over the top enthusiasm, I couldn't find anyone else to agree with this plan. Sure, the weather might be a bit much, but that wasn't going to stop me...nooo sir!

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January 7, 20132 Comments

Hiking Washington – Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment State Park, Washington

Back from a Christmas break in Florida, I decided I would do something different this New Years and go camping in a couple State Parks. First up on my list was Cape Disappointment State Park in Southern Washington.

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November 19, 2012No Comments

Hiking Washington – Wallace Falls State Park

Wallace Falls State Park, Washington
It's creeping into the rainy season here in Seattle. And that means I'm either going to hide in my studio and work on releasing my older projects, or get off my butt and get out there and learn to shoot for the conditions. After talking with several friends, It was evident that I needed to go check out Wallace Falls State Park. So with moderate rain on the forecast, I packed up early Saturday morning and headed out into the grey.

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November 13, 20122 Comments

Hiking Washington – Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park, Washington
Just south of Anacortes, between Fidalgo and Whidbey Island, you'll find Deception Pass State Park. I've never been up towards this part of Washington, so with the rare chance of a sunny day in the winter, I loaded up the car, left Seattle and started driving North.

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