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

Follow Me To The Summit: South Loon Peak ~ Salmon River Mountains

The Salmon River Mountains in Central Idaho, U.S.A., was once described by early surveyors of the United States Geological Society, as a,”…convoluted, monstrosity…” Roughly 120 miles East to West, and 110 miles South to North, the Salmon River Range fills nearly the entirety of Central Idaho. One of the largest un-damned, wild rivers in the … More Follow Me To The Summit: South Loon Peak ~ Salmon River Mountains

A Sunrise, a Sunset

A recent back-packing excursion to the summit of South Loon, one of tallest peaks in the Lick Creek sub-range of the Salmon River Mountains, just outside of McCall, Idaho delivered a one-two punch of remarkable summer skies. In the first picture we are looking towards the South Fork Salmon river, North Americas, third deepest river … More A Sunrise, a Sunset