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Jwalant (3rd from the left) with porters taking relief supplies to Samir village. Photo by Samir Jung Thapa, Clikman Photography.

Climbing for a Cause: The Northwest Connection to Relief Efforts in Nepal

The Pacific Northwest has always had a strong connection with Nepal and the climbing and trekking industry that benefits both economies. Local legends like Jim[Read More…]

by June 23, 2015 0 comments Community
Winter conditions make route finding difficult on the PCT (Photo from

Daring Duo Set Winter Thru-Hiking Record of the Pacific Crest Trail

As if thru-hiking the mountainous Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada wasn’t enough in the best of weather conditions, Justin “Trauma” Lichter and Shawn[Read More…]

by March 10, 2015 0 comments Community
Photo by Tatiana Bulyonkova

On the Hunt: Fall Mushroom Hunting in the Northwest

The rain has come. Most of us grimace and grit our teeth at the first few showers of the year, preparing to hunker down inside our[Read More…]

by October 27, 2014 0 comments Food, Skills
Many of Hilleberg tents are designed for all-season use – photo courtesy Petra Hilleberg

Petra Hilleberg – The Quintessential Northwest Executive and Maker of the Essential Northwest Tent

The world of recreational tents is extremely competitive with many outdoor powerhouses seeking to dominate the market, so how does a small family owned business[Read More…]

by October 16, 2014 0 comments Community

Exploration Northwest – Going Back In Time

Below is a bit from the episode that followed a group who traversed the Bailey Range way back when. Take a trip back in time and remember how it was done in the “olden days.” The nostalgia in this clip is pretty amazing and underscores the basic things we all love about backpacking.

by March 28, 2012 0 comments Community
Chinook Pass Hike

Chinook Pass Hike

It always amazes me how much beauty the Pacific Northwest can hold. Just a couple hours outside the bustling city and you can enjoy unrivaled views. Chinook Pass is a great place for families or people looking for a beautiful place to escape

by September 26, 2013 Comments are Disabled Trails
Photographing Shi Shi Beach

Photographing Shi Shi Beach

My short affair in 2011 with Shi Shi beach was an amazing experience that was not only extremely rewarding but left me wanting more. The overnight trip was the start of a 10-day photographic journey around the Pacific Northwest with locations including Olympic National Park, the Columbia River Gorge and Palouse Falls.

by August 29, 2013 0 comments Trails
Kelty Lakota 65 Backpack Review

Kelty Lakota 65 Backpack Review

I’ve been using the Lakota 65 to haul my climbing gear and have caught myself marveling at how I ever managed without features like easy side access and the built-in rain cover. Not having to pack around a black garbage bag to throw over my pack just incase it rains, which here in the Pacific Northwest is more likely than not, of course has its perks but it is the bag’s overall comfort and efficient design that impressed me most.

by August 28, 2013 0 comments Gear
Early Spring Washington Hikes

Early Spring Washington Hikes

I am apt to cringe when someone asks about my favorite photography sites in the Pacific Northwest. How can I choose when there are so many? Though it’s still winter, I am already eagerly anticipating my favorite spring hikes in Washington.

by March 25, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Planning Your Escape Route

Planning Your Escape Route

For the last several days I have been working with my Search and Rescue (SAR) team on a forest fire in the Pacific Northwest. The team has helped to coordinate the potential evacuation of a small community and has worked with Forest Service staff to assist stranded hikers. Getting these hikers out safely has been a priority. Many hiking groups were met by local Ranger District staff well away from the fire to plan their exit. Others self extracted.

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Community, Skills