14 August 2015
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The Loneliest Ridge and Valley Trails in the Olympics

Image hiking for 22.5 miles—all but one of those miles on maintained trails—in one of the country’s most popular national parks—and encountering only 2 people—and that was at the beginning of the trip. My intrepid Olympic exploring friend Evan and I just finished an incredible one day journey across some of the park’s loneliest terrain—and […]


2 August 2015
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I Got Caught in a Burning Ring of Fire

With this year’s extreme fire danger–it is not only important that you adhere to all sound fire prevention measures–but that you are also fire aware. We usually don’t think much about being caught in a fire–but the danger is very real. Washington Trails Magazine editor Eli Boschetto just recently had a harrowing experience being caught […]


22 July 2015
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A Royal Difference in snow cover

So that’s what the small tarn in the upper Royal Basin looks like–and wow is it beautiful! Last week I returned to the Royal Basin in Olympic National Park. It had been 9 years since I had hiked to this rugged beautiful hanging valley in the northeast corner of the Olympics. In 2006 I made […]