Take A Hike With Me: Wonderland Trail – Mount Rainier National Park

In 2015 my wife and I embarked on a trip to Mount Rainier in the Cascade range of Washington State. We had been to Rainier (aka Tahoma, The Mountain) many times before. My wife had worked at Paradise Inn at 21 years old, and she had traveled back for various adventures on the Mountain in … More Take A Hike With Me: Wonderland Trail – Mount Rainier National Park

Take A Hike With Me Through The Gospel Hump Wilderness Of Idaho: Into Shepp Ranch And Back

     A year or so ago I began planning an out and back hike to visit my good pals who just took over as the new caretakers/head guides, of one of the iconic Salmon River wilderness ranches, Shepp Ranch Outfitters. The private ranch is located at the confluence of the Salmon river, and Crooked creek, … More Take A Hike With Me Through The Gospel Hump Wilderness Of Idaho: Into Shepp Ranch And Back

On the edge of “Hell”: Rapid River Wild and Scenic River and Trail

The nationally designated wild and scenic Rapid river flows out of one of Idaho, U.S.A’s most impressive wilderness mountain ranges, the Seven Devils. Once the edge of the Pacific ocean these ancient mountains now sit high above the Pacific Northwest river country they surround. The highest peaks tower nearly 10,000 feet above the depths of … More On the edge of “Hell”: Rapid River Wild and Scenic River and Trail

“Monochrome Madness”

Leanne, at Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY has a series she runs called “Monochrome Madness”, where she asks anyone to send her monochrome images of their choosing, falling within certain theme parameters she sets each edition. The current parameter is “Straight” (The last one was “Curves”). I submitted the picture below for the current “Straight” edition. I captured it … More “Monochrome Madness”

Crossing The South Mowich River – Mount Rainier National Park

On day three, of our hike around Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail, we were greeted with some cold, fast moving water from the South Mowich river. With large packs, a few hundred yards to cross, and 8 miles, plus two thousand feet elevation gain to still hike, our nerves were on alert. The glacial rivers of … More Crossing The South Mowich River – Mount Rainier National Park