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Ghost Tales and History at Cape Disappointment

Cape Disappointment State Park on Washington's southwest coast can keep you busy for days! It's home to endless beaches, a fantastic interpretive center, two lighthouses, and Civil War era batteries and bunkers. You can even jump into nearby Long Beach for ghost tales!…

January 2, 2020
Trip Reports

Backpacking the Pasayten’s Hidden Lakes

In 2017 the Hidden Lakes area of the central Pasayten was badly burned by fire. 3 days backpacking here made me realize there is immense beauty in devastation and that nature is extraordinarily resilient. …

November 19, 2019

Musings of a Serial Soloist

I jokingly refer to myself as a serial soloist and think "don't hike alone" is terrible advice. I think the better advice is "never underestimate nature."…

September 24, 2019
Trip Reports

Visiting the Yakama Reservation

Recently I was able to visit the Yakama Indian Reservation as part of a fire lookout work party. I met some incredible people and saw a gorgeous land that few are privileged to see. …

June 26, 2019