Hiking, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Washington

Mount Saint Helens – Third Time’s a Charm!

Oh man, where do I even start on this one?! (It is going to be long, so get comfy!) To say it was a long time coming with a lot of weird anxiety around it would be an understatement. Leading up to it I was 0 for 2 on attempts in 2022... heck, never even… Continue reading Mount Saint Helens – Third Time’s a Charm!

Backpacking, Camping, Colorado, Hiking, United States

Lake Isabelle Winter Overnight

Type 1 Fun: Fun all the time, during and after.Type 2 Fun: Miserable during it, but not that bad on reflection, and maybe indeed a little fun. Type 3 Fun: Never fun, both during and after reflection when it is all over. I am trying to decide if my overnight adventure to Lake Isabelle was… Continue reading Lake Isabelle Winter Overnight

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