Circle Peak

The blog has been a bit quiet lately, for several reasons. First, although my instinct is to quickly fire off a trip report about my Alaska adventure while it's still relevant and fresh, I want my account of that trip to be more than just a trip report. As a recipient of the Kyle Dempster …

Olympic Discovery Trail

For Mother's Day this year, Tom and Rowan and I drove out to the Olympic Coast and enjoyed an amazing day in the sunshine, playing on the beach and relaxing at Quileute Oceanside Resort. Then, on Monday morning, they slept in while I woke up early and biked from La Push to Kingston via the …

Good Timing

Some people think that everything happens for a reason. I’m not sure I believe there is that much order in the universe, but it does seem like breaking my ankle last September ultimately led me back to biking, and to my upcoming Alaska bikerafting adventure (more on that soon). I broke my ankle during a …

Heybrook Loop

It might seem like I've been all bike bike boat bike bike lately, but I do still adventure on foot! Unfortunately my ankle (broken last fall) still isn't 100%, so my pedestrian routes have been fairly, well, pedestrian. 😉 But last week I made a little loop connecting Heybrook Ridge and Heybrook Lookout, without ever …

Coulee Country

One of my favorite things about Washington is the diversity of the landscape. People who don't live here might assume it's all big green trees and moss and rain - and in Western Washington, for parts of the year, this is the case. But all you have to do is drive 1-2 hours east over …

Granite Creek loop

It's been awhile since I've written any trip reports, and that's primarily because the broken ankle was preventing me from taking many trips... but yesterday, I was able to get out for a 6.5 mile wog (walk/jog) along Granite Creek, in the newly "remodeled" Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area, and I figured it …