Kelley Creek – Johnson Ridge traverse

Last week I "thru-hiked" from the Kelley Creek/Martin Creek trailhead up to Johnson Mountain, and then out to the Johnson Ridge trailhead. From there I biked back to my starting point, creating a fun bike/foot loop. I'm really loving this type of route these days! Traveling across the landscape using multiple forms of human-powered transport. Connecting routes/trails …

The Way Through

Some trips are beautiful in their simplicity. This was not one of those trips. Initially, it sounds simple: walk from Stehekin to Cascade Pass. That's it. Approx 25 miles and a little over 5k of gain with side trips. But anyone who is familiar with the North Cascades knows that it's not quite that simple. …