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

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

Camping, Hiking, Oregon, United States, Washington, Waterfalls

MLK Adventure Weekend

Take the chance, buy the plane tickets, wake up in strange places! A chance "follow" on Instagram led to reconnecting with a long lost friend and proceeding to plan all the adventures. With an upcoming long weekend, I nabbed flights to Portland, Oregon on sale, tossed on the brand new mountaineering boots and stuffed clothes… Continue reading MLK Adventure Weekend

Activities, Cape Disappointment State Park, Lewis and Clark National Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States, Washington, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport

Our final day, and we were sad. The weather decided to match our mood, and it was pouring rain as we stepped out of our cozy room at Ocean Shores Resort. Such melancholy šŸ˜¦ We would have a few hours of driving to reach our first destination of the day, Cape Disappointment. We set out… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport

Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Olympic National Park, United States, Washington, Waterfalls, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 3: Marymere Falls, Ruby Beach, Kalaloch Beach, and Ocean Shores

When there are just too many photos for one post... Continuing where we left off in Part 2... Marymere Falls! Janice expertly squeezed our wide body sports car into one of the last spots in the crowded parking lot at the Storm King Ranger Station, and we set off for a three mile hike among… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 3: Marymere Falls, Ruby Beach, Kalaloch Beach, and Ocean Shores