Sometimes the best weather is what is around you. On this hike to Gothic Basin, the clouds and rain didn’t stop me from enjoying a beautiful landscape. While hiking we saw only a couple other groups on the trail.
Sometimes a place doesn't have to be hard to get to in order to be worth it.
Four flat miles will get you to Pete Lake, a great destination for a family or first time backpacker.
Heres Miles hanging out in some morning rays. On our way back to the trailhead at the Libby lake trail this weekend.
Libby lake. I promise I will be back some day.
Summit views from Hoodoo Peak (Bulger #64
) this weekend with Miles.
Another shot of miles and I from our trip up Gardner.
Miles on Gardner Mountain's summit. North Gardner in the background.
New videos coming soon! Here is a shot from a hike with @janeebarr
as we explore a beautiful waterfall in Bellingham
Happy Waterfall Wednesday! I can’t think of a better way to spend my summer than to take the path less traveled to see something beautiful.
There is no place like home. And no place than I would rather live than Washington. This state is full of beautiful places to hike. While my sister @turk.kate
scored an overnight pass in the Enchantments (which I am very jealous of), there are places all over Washington that are just as breathtaking.
Miles n' I at the Diablo Lake Overlook.
This climb wasn't for graduating credit. It wasn't the highest or the furthest I've gone for a summit. I have blisters brewing in the photo and scratches all over my knees. But at the same time its a special photo - it reminds me why I love the Mountaineers (and meeting fellow Mounties on the summit). I love getting to know the new basic students. I love taking that deep breath before something frightening and stepping out. I love climbing with good, trustworthy people. I love it - suffer and all. #ourpnw #tacmounties
Some views from the top of Gardner Mountain, looking Northwest towards North Gardner.
Amazing trip this weekend was a success. 10 miles up wolf creek and 6000+ ft of gain. We summitted Gardner Mountain. Original plan was to summit North Gardner as well but we were pretty spent when we got up to the first summit, so we called it a trip and headed back down to camp. Missed our turn on the way down and took a sketchy waterfall chute back down to the meadow where we camped. Bulger #9
I need more nights like these.
Discovery Park the other day on a walk with Miles.
Spot the baby invasive species! As a former Biology major I'm pretty interested in the Olympic Mountains and the introduction of Mountain Goats - it's been a big change for the ecosystem since someone thought it would be a good idea to let them loose in the 1920's.
Top of the Roman Wall, about to crest into summit. We were the first team up the Easton route that morning. I was calm with the howling of the wind and blowing ice crystals kissing my face, I only hope the entrance to heaven will be this sweet.
We got our new bandana today! Fits and looks so good on Miles!
Climbing Baker again this weekend. This was a shot in “Mordor-ish” looking weather back from a climb in 2016. It actually turned out to be a fairly clear summit that day, but foggy and wet below. Think we will have pretty amazing clear skies this weekend!
Views from on top Mt Washington.
Summitted Mt. Washington today! 3 hrs car to car. Great view of some lakes from up top.
The top of a waterfall. @janeebarr
and I were hiking along Hertz trail in Bellingham when we saw a waterfall tucked away in the trees. There was a small trail that led seemed to lead to it, so we decided to follow it. She was in her @chacofootwear
sandals and I was wearing my @teva
sandals. We ended up scrambling up this hill to check out the waterfall. We found ourselves holding on to roots to maneuver along the trail. Once we reached the top of the falls, we found these small waterfalls falling into pools like a natural stepladder. This is the view from the top of the large waterfall. As the water becomes air-born as falls into a pool below.
Didn't stay long so we never got a chance to get our pose together for the lake (black lake) last weekend but I did get this one of miles!
Couple shots from Black lake in the pasayten wilderness last weekend. Intended to stay overnight here but camping was a little full so we just made it a day hike.