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Archive for August, 2013

Washington: An Education in Ecosystems

I love Washington … always have. How could you not love a state with such diverse ecosystems? We have been lucky enough to come to Washington 3 different times this more »

Visiting Film Locations

I’m going to switch gears from backpacking to pure road tripping in this post. In our travels during the last few weeks, we’ve stumbled onto a few cinematic hot spots. more »

When in Oregon …

… you have to stop and smell the roses, literally and figuratively. The last couple of days have been splendid. We have been staying at University of Portland’s Holy Cross Court, more »

Adventures in Idaho

We just spent the last week exploring Idaho. For those of you thinking Idaho is not so cool of a state, think again. It is way cool. This state is more »


It seems like we have been jetting all over west these days. We went from Mt. Rainier (climbing) to Salt Lake City (Outdoor Retailer Trade Show) to Denver (Civilmony Celebration) more »

It’s not easy to get to the top of the world

I’ve always said it is about the journey, not the destination, and this is certainly true for my experience on Mount Rainier!  As you all probably know by now, J more »