2017/11/18 – Commonwealth Basin II / 聯邦盆地之二

Photos from this trip can be found here. Snoqualmie Pass was under a blanket of clouds with flurries when pup and I arrived at the empty Summit West parking lot. While getting ready, I contemplated heading to Salmon La Sac area for possible better weather. But since I needed to be back home in the early … More 2017/11/18 – Commonwealth Basin II / 聯邦盆地之二

2017/11/11 – Sentinel Mountain III / 哨兵山之三

Photos from this trip can be found here. A relatively quick plan B trip to other side of the mountains for better weather. But even the Columbia Plateau couldn’t escape the stubborn, permeating low clouds. Although I’d much prefer seeing something in lower elevation than nothing from a summit. For people who might not be familiar … More 2017/11/11 – Sentinel Mountain III / 哨兵山之三

2017/11/4 – Deception Pass State Park V (Loop) / 詭計關口州立公園之五 (環線)

Photos from this trip can be found here. Fresh snow over mountain passes and the less than ideal Cascade weather had pup and I visiting one of our go-to destinations in the Puget Sound. To make today’s drive worthwhile, we connected all sections of the park we had previously visited with a loop hike. One other … More 2017/11/4 – Deception Pass State Park V (Loop) / 詭計關口州立公園之五 (環線)

2017/10/29 – Gunnshy Peak / 提防峯

Photos from this trip can be found here. Taking advantage of the largely snow free southern aspect on the mountains, yellow pup and I tackled this harder-to-reach destination in Wild Sky Wilderness day after our leisure outing on Index Creek Trail. Other than gorgeous views high up, the insanely steep start was what I remembered the most … More 2017/10/29 – Gunnshy Peak / 提防峯

2017/10/28 – Index Creek Trail / 索引溪小道

Photos from this trip can be found here. Black pup indicated that he wasn’t yet ready for prime time, so I forewent our original plan and took him on another conditioner. The one-lane Baring Bridge over South Fork Skykomish had just been reopened two weeks ago, after having undergone emergency repairs since June of this year. … More 2017/10/28 – Index Creek Trail / 索引溪小道

2017/10/22 – Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Backcountry V / 銀杏石化森林州立公園野外之五

Photos from this trip can be found here. Rain all weekend long in the Cascades gave the excuse to do our first fall hike out east. We returned to Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Backcountry a little over a year later, a conditioning outing for the black pup since his last trip with us in May of … More 2017/10/22 – Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Backcountry V / 銀杏石化森林州立公園野外之五