Deception Pass State Park

Melissa had the weekend off so I had to opt for a low accent hike and semi-scenic. I had never been on North Whidbey Island so we headed out this morning. Not the hike for those seeking solitude… But a nice beach walk was included and really it was 80 on a May weekend… There…

Lake Serene Attempt

Well conditions weren’t great this hike. We crossed one snow field that was “iffy” at best and got halted where three other hikers on there way got stopped. This avalanche waiting to happen wasn’t going to get blazed without roping up and we didn’t bring that gear with us. 19,500 ft of elevation gain so…

2013 Hiking Progress

With this morning’s ascent up Squak Mountain I’ve reached 33% of my mileage goal for the year and we’re 25% through the year. Elevation and number of hikes are flying by in comparison… Guess my goals were lopsided. I shared the trail with runners and unleashed dogs in masses. It was only about 1,600 ft…

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