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Dodging Storms at Pete Lake

Dodging Storms at Pete Lake

Our mild winter and warm spring has left us dreaming of summer camping trips. We want to do more quick overnighter trips this summer, because they don’t require any time off and, while they can’t replace longer camping trips, they can be a quick fix and are certainly more memorable than weekends at home. For a bunch of reasons, we haven’t been able to go on any camping trips yet this year, but are looking forward to weekends we can.

One such quick trip that we went on last August was to the spectacular Pete Lake on the other side of the Cascades, near Roslyn, Washington. It was glorious, remote, and just barely far enough away that it was more worth it to camp than just hike. It was also a super easy and quick 4.5 mile hike in, with only 400 feet elevation gain.

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April 21, 2015 5 comments Read More
Backpacking the Foss River Valley

Backpacking the Foss River Valley

This August, after trying for weeks and weeks to plan a trip with our friend and coworker, Roman, we finally nailed down a weekend. We set off after work on Friday for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, just outside of Skykomish, WA and when we arrived at the trailhead at about 8:45, it was already dark in the forest. It took us a long time to find the trailhead from the road. The mountain road forked numerous times, and the map was hard to read, and Roman may or may not have led us astray once or twice. But, we all made it in one piece, donned our headlamps, and hiked off into the darkness.

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December 29, 2013 1 comment Read More
Camping Gear

Camping Gear

Seeing as how this year is going to be a year filled with tons of hiking and backpacking and camping, I thought it might be appropriate to go over the gear we’ve acquired since we took our first trip to Second Beach last year. Check out all of the details in the rest of this post.

January 4, 2013 0 comments Read More