Monthly Archives: December 2013

Navigating the moment of truth: Mountain goats at Flapjack Lakes

On October 16, 2010, a mountain goat stood guard at the top of a rocky, open ridge in the north end of Olympic National Park. The mountain goat had just plunged his long black horns into a man’s thigh and … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Daniel

I updated my Recent Work page with a story about climbing Mount Daniel, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. My former employer, the Daily Record in Ellensburg, contacted me on Friday night. They needed a story by Monday for their quarterly … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Beach Hiking

I was only a few feet from the parking lot when I saw a hunched figure nearing the end of his journey. He was carrying a big backpack. It looked big enough to carry all the gear for the trek … Continue reading

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A Scream in the Dark

Fear brings about more fear. I love watching horror movies, but I think they give fodder to imagination and make it easier to fear the unknown. Maybe that’s why I’m writing about fear again so soon after my last post … Continue reading

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