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Wagonwheel Lake and Copper Mountain

The “very steep” sign at the Wagonwheel Lake trailhead intrigued me last time I was at the Staircase ranger station in the Olympics. I heard the lake isn’t very impressive. I didn’t need to be impressed, but I did want … Continue reading

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Juniper Peak: Where is everyone?

I stood at the edge of the Goat Rocks Wilderness looking at an upright mammal 100 feet away. It appeared to be a large, half-naked woman with her wrinkly butt facing me. Or was it? I squinted, and thought maybe … Continue reading

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Leftover photos part 3

Rocks south of Point of the Arches, Shi Shi Beach. Sawtooth Ridge, Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Eldorado from Cascade Pass.   Corteo and Black Peaks from Maple Pass. Mountain goat at Lake Ingalls. Priest Lake, Idaho, from the Shedroof Divide trail … Continue reading

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Leftover photos part 2

  The Palouse from Kamiak Butte County Park. I’m reminded of this Ed Abbey quote: “This is the most beautiful place on earth. There are many such places.” More Palouse, this time from Iller Creek Conservation Area, just miles from … Continue reading

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Leftover photos

I saw the layout of my book, Hiking Washington, last week and I’m really excited about it! Here’s some photos that didn’t make it in:  

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Modern liftie: A season under the bullwheel

“So you wrote a hiking guidebook, what’s next?” I asked myself. “Go to work at a publishing house in Manhattan? Guide the wealthy on outdoor excursions?” Instead, I was accepted for a coveted artist-in-residence program at the Summit at Snoqualmie … Continue reading

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April ski trips

Kendall Knob, March 31: On the last day of March I skied up Kendall Knob after work. For a goofy clearcut knob of a mountain, it’s a fun ski tour. I enjoyed views at the top of the clearcut before … Continue reading

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