Activities, Camping, Hiking, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Laramie Peak

Laramie Peak “is, at this day, covered with snow, which glitters in the sunshine like a diamond in the dark,” emigrant Dan Gelwicks writes in his diary - May 28, 1849. Treating emigrants to a view of its 10,275 foot summit for over a week as they made their way from western Nebraska into Wyoming,… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Laramie Peak

Camping, Hiking, United States, Washington

Learning to Fail on Mount Adams

"No one can call themselves an experienced mountaineer unless they have turned back unsuccessfully from some of their summit attempts. Climbing is a game of knowing when to press on and when to bail, and these choices can mean the difference between great success and needless death. It is a misnomer, of course, to call… Continue reading Learning to Fail on Mount Adams

Colorado, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

Colorado Hiked: Chasm Lake

If there's one thing I've done in the last six months, it has been exploring Rocky Mountain National Park and area surrounding Estes Park more than I ever had. With the impending start to summer and timed entry reservation season at RMNP, I decided to squeeze in one last adventure before the hoards of tourists… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Chasm Lake

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Hiking, Microadventures, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Nebraska, United States, Wyoming

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Memorial Day weekend was approaching, and initially I had planned a trip through the Black Hills to knock out some National Park Service units in South Dakota and to hike the high point of that state. But after eleven days in Washington earlier in the month and just a busy overall month, I just lost… Continue reading Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Hiking, United States, Washington

Washington Hiked: Mount Rose

Lemonade out of lemons... or because my brain is wonky, lemons out of lemonade as I kept saying. With weather that had moved in, the Mount Saint Helens climb was called off (I mean, it dropped like 38" of snow... we weren't being wimpy, we were being smart!). Eric and Jen debated which mountain we… Continue reading Washington Hiked: Mount Rose