Enchantments Backpacking Trip

Heading to the Enchantments in the North Cascades this weekend!  I am very excited about this trip.  Here is the email from the trip leader summarizing:

Hello folks,

We are nearing our EPIC hike/camp up to the Enchantments. I’ve been looking forward to this hike for a few years and actually won permits this year. I was 111th selected out of over 1500 applicants!read more “Enchantments Backpacking Trip”

High Divide Backpacking Trip

I took my little brother Josh backpacking for 4 days to the Olympic National Park this last weekend to hike the High Divide Loop trail. The High Divide Loop trail is gorgeous and a lot of fun, and if you ever get an opportunity you should try it out. At 18.7 miles and a fair bit of elevation gain, the High Divide is a moderately difficult hike depending on how many days you do it in. Josh and I stayed at Sol Duc Falls the first night (.8 miles in), Lunch Lake the second night, and at Sol Duc Park our final night. Pictures and video of the trip are below.

Josh and I made the video below at the trailhead before we left:

Video of the Sol Duc Falls camping area.

We stopped off at Deer Lake to eat some snacks:

Pictures of Lunch Lake on the High Divide Loop:

Lunch Lake
Lunch Lake

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Hiking/Camping/Mountaineering Gear

I just made the biggest non-housing, non-food expenditure I have made inthree years today.  I fully equipped myself with $533 of gear that I can use for hiking, camping, backpacking and mountaineering.  I mention these activities separately because I expect to be doing a lot of traveling soon and will need equipment for both car camping and for climbing mountains.  … read more “Hiking/Camping/Mountaineering Gear”

Climbing Mt. Rainier via Camp Schurman

I left my camera with my videos & pictures at my grandparents house, so you will have to wait on those till next week when I pick them up.  All the pictures below are from Adam & Steve and a couple are public domain pics of Mount Rainier.

I climbed Mt. Rainier this weekend via the Camp Schurman route.  … read more “Climbing Mt. Rainier via Camp Schurman”