Peru, South America, world travel

Hiking Cordillera Huayhuash without a Guide – Part 1: A Challenging Trek

Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced “why wash”) Circuit is one of the most gorgeous treks in the world. For years I had pictured myself in front of these turquoise glacial melt lakes and jagged snow capped peaks soaring...

North America, North Cascades, Pacific Northwest Outdoors

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?

North America, North Cascades, Pacific Northwest Outdoors

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.… Continue reading A Snowy Wonderland Up Mt Dickerman

central cascades, North America, Pacific Northwest Outdoors

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.