“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
-Henry David Thoreau
Over a foot of snow now at our local mountain pass. Time to carry #Microspikes
in the hydration pack again and seek out the quiet and white. We are so fortunate in this area to have innumerable miles of trail at our doorstep and mile upon mile of trail buried beneath powder just a short commute away. 🌲 My friend Lars, seen here, is also pictured in this month’s issue of Trail Runner Magazine, along with my story and pictures from a fastpacking trip last October in the Pasayten Wilderness. 🌲 On another note, stoked to be back with the Sony a7Rii (after a brief flirtation with Nikon) for lots of visual storytelling this coming winter season. #trailrunnermag #pasaytenwilderness #pasayten #mtsi #mailboxpeak #trailrunning #mountainrunning #a7rii #sonyimages #discovernature
I’ve been day-dreaming about this little slice of perfection all day long... Pasayten Wilderness, Washington.
There's snow up in them hills
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
The perfect night is an understatement. Clear skies, shooting stars, northern lights (not shown), snow, mountains, and just a small breeze. It may have been <20 degrees, but it was a night to remember. The best solo stargazing night!
Another view of sunrise just past Harts Pass. Larches, snow, sunrise.
16 degree sunrise over Harts Pass this morning, with about six inches of snow on the ground. PCT follows along the left. Hope all hikers have made it through already. Highway 20 closed. #snow #winter #fall #sunrise #iphone8plus
Quaking Aspen in the Pasayten Wilderness taken on 10/3. 🍂 📸: Kenneth Tripp
Larches are in full force. Packing in as much as possible before fall turns to winter in the mountains.
golden morning views from slate peak
The most epic ridge-walk of the trip with Tatie Peak right in front. It also happens to be one of the highest elevations on the hike at just over 2100m.
Fresh fall air, nice break in between packing my life away.