An Opportunity to Finish the Sidney Peaks Trail and A Most Interesting and Surprising Encounter

Abby and I had hiked half the Sidney Peaks Trail last September but were turned back by a flock of sheep grazing. Abbs is a herding dog so a flock of sheep is… Continue reading

Back in the Mountains of Utah in Time for Fall

We concluded our summer trip with our visit with Tom’s daughter and granddaughter in southern California, arriving back home in Utah the second week in September – just in time for fall. Though… Continue reading

Passing through the Redwoods, a Wedding in Yosemite, and a Visit with Tom’s Daughter and Granddaughter

We left the Oregon coast a few days before we were scheduled to be at Yosemite for Tom’s niece Katie’s wedding in order to stop in the Redwoods. Though Tom and I have… Continue reading

Abby’s Photoshoot. Or, Beachwalking and Relaxation on the Southern Oregon Coast

I was really looking forward to returning to the Oregon Coast on our way south and the three days and four nights we spent there definitely lived up to my expectations. We spent… Continue reading

McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, Willamette National Forest

Though we loved our spot in Deschutes National Forest and there were still many a tril we would have liked to hike there we began making our way to the coast and ultimately… Continue reading

A Couple Relaxing Days in Deschutes National Forest

We left Walla Walla after our 2 weeks of Habitat building a bit tired and ready to get out of the heat. We made it as far as Redmond, Oregon by afternoon and… Continue reading

Tri-County Habitat for Humanity, Walla Walla, Washington

Our 2 week build in Walla Walla was a wonderful experience. To begin, we were working on a house with an awesome partner family: Dakota, Aleesha, and their 3-year old twins Karsyn and… Continue reading

Hike to Colchuck Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Some Visits in the Seattle Area

Colchuck Lake was a hike recommended to us by some locals we hit up for trail recommendations; as is usually the case when you ask people who spend time enjoying the outdoors, the… Continue reading

Rainy Days in the Cascades

Our third day in the Northern Cascades was not only rainy but completely fogged in and so we decided to cut our losses and head down the mountain early and to do touristy… Continue reading

A Couple Hikes in the Washington Northern Cascades: Cutthroat Lake and Easy Pass

After crossing back into the US we began journeying west over the northern Cascade Mountains in Washington through Okanogan National Forest. In search of a hike we stopped at the trailhead for Cutthroat… Continue reading