Ancient Lakes

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! Tricia and I found an interesting hike in eastern Washington this week…

Food We Had in Kauai Ranked

I obviously wasn’t gonna miss a golden opportunity of food adventure on this island. Here are the food we had in Kauai ranked.

Hiking Na Pali Coast: exploring the valley and 11 miles outbound

Our friends from Vancouver decided to hike out today even though they had permits to stay another night. They figured that the hike in- split into two days- was tough enough that they wanted a cushion day just in case the weather turns on them. We debated on that plan and decided…

Mt. Baker: a Quiet Volcanic Beast to the North

When I decided to move to Seattle seven years ago, many friends talked admiringly about the beautiful geography around here: Puget Sound and Olympic National Park to the west, Lake Washington and North Cascades to the east, Mt. Rainier to the south, Vancouver to the north. But where is Mt Baker?

Hidden Lake: Black Water in a White Granite Pool

Imagine a pool of black water on the peak of a white granite mountain. This beautiful place is in the heart of Washington State on the edge of North Cascades. Follow us on this amazing hike.

A Snowy Wonderland Up Mt Dickerman

Among the jagged peaks of North Cascades in Washington State, the northwest corner of United States, there is one hike that has consistently ranked in the top three for us. It is called Mt. Dickerman. This hike is only accessible three seasons a year because the access road, Mountain Loop Highway, closes in the winter….

Land of Witches, Gnomes and Satyrs: The Enchantments

In the heart of North Cascades Ranges, there is a place that is enchanted by witches and gnomes in mossy forests, jagged granite boulders, glacial melt tarns, stunted larches, and curious mountain goats. This place is aptly named the Enchantments.