Jade LakeDates hiked: Labor Day Weekend 2020 (Sept 5-7)Exact stats are unclear but ~ 26.3 mi // 5,712 ft gainConditions: … Continue reading Marmot, Jade, and Pea Soup Lake: Alpine Gems
High Divide / Seven Lakes Basin19 mi // 4,000 ft gainDates Hiked: Aug 21 – 23, 2020Conditions: No snow, minimal … Continue reading Seven Lakes Basin: Pristine & Serene
Esmeralda BasinStats: 7.0 mi RT, 1750 ft gainConditions: Almost no snow, no bugs, uncrowded, wildflowers in progressPermit: Northwest Forest Pass … Continue reading Esmeralda Basin: Wildflowers Blooming
My first big hike of the year set the bar high for the rest of the season. We caught glimpses … Continue reading Norse Peak: Summit to Ourselves
Let me start by saying that my love for central Oregon knows no bounds. Between Mt. Bachelor, Smith Rock, Mt … Continue reading Todd Lake: An Unplanned Adventure
I hadn’t been out hiking in weeks and was looking for a quick trail fix this weekend. Did Skyline Lake … Continue reading Skyline Lake: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
I don’t subscribe to #NewYearNewMe resolutions but I do enjoy reflecting around the turn of the year. And something about … Continue reading 2018 Hit List: Gems of the PNW
Friendsgiving 2018: New Mexico When we arrived in New Mexico, one of the first things I noticed was the distinctive … Continue reading New Mexico: Land of Enchantment