Posts tagged "Hiking"

Things I’ve learned – Finding your people

The last year has been a rough one, I'm not going to lie. Job, relationships of all types, general health and happiness...all seemed to be a huge struggle. A rut is what I was in, as one might say. A stupid, huge, unhappy RUT. Since the start of this year, something has shifted. I'm not sure what has happened. I don't know if Neptune's moon cycles have changed, the stars aligned or if someone rubbed...

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Camp Mission – Bean Peak

I got lost in a parking garage. I got lost in a parking garage after a client meeting and all I could think was...'Wait, you found your friends on top of a mountain with no trail and minimal directions by following foot prints in the snow....WHY ARE YOU LOST IN A STUPID PARKING GARAGE!?' I realized City Dweller side of me takes over occasionally and argues with the Adventurist side....

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Getting started – hiking

More and more I see the topic of hiking being something rather easy and possibly obvious to talk about, but time and time again I see people on the trail horribly underprepared for the hike that they are on (wait, wait, wait....did I just see that gal wearing Keds?....KEDS!?). But, it also seems like a good topic to talk about for a lot of people this time of year. Seattleites...

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Top 10 things I always bring with me

Whether it's hiking, backpacking, snowboarding or climbing I have a staple set of gear that I always pack with me. Most of these things are can't live without items. And a couple are for safety purposes as well. Some of these things may be rather obvious but, if you ever find yourself wondering....'what should I pack?' hopefully starting here will help. So, without further adieu (and in no particular order)...  ...

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Camp Mission – Yellow Aster Butte & Tomyhoi

Here around the PNW,  the weather determines the ebb and flow of things. Where we go and what we do depends on whether mother nature decides to shine her sweet sun or bring torrential downpours. As it was, she decided that sweet sun would be served up for this particular weekend, and still winds to boot. There was also a promise of potentially seeing the Northern Lights roll across the...

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Camp Mission – Twin Lakes, Winchester Peak & High Pass

Sometimes, we just need to get out, get away from the city and pack as much of the Washington wilderness into our weekend as we can. This weekend was tackled with that mentality. Friday evening, we took off and decided to drive all the way up to the Twin Lakes area and set up camp that night. I was with two of our friends while my boyfriend had headed up...

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