Trips taken with my Labrador Retrievers.
After waking up to the Easter morning sunshine, I found myself scrolling through my phone for a new hike.
Overnight the Central Cascades weather forecast went from mostly sunny to mostly cloudy.
The weather looked equally bad everywhere. So the pup and I made another attempt to dodge the rain out east.
In anticipation of today's high precipitation rate over the mountains, the pup and I headed out east.
Big Chief Mountain has been on the back burner due to its proximity to the Stevens Pass Ski Resort.
Climbers sometimes referred to this obscure high point as Hellfire Peak.
In preparation for tomorrow's Big Climb event, yellow pup and I headed out on another long-day adventure.
Today the plan was to go through a handful of old trips. But instead, I found myself start packing for another outing.
I'd driven through the hairpin turn on Highway 2 numerous times but never turned onto the road by Tunnel Creek.
This was our first trip back to the Olympic Peninsula since the hike on Mount Rose in November of 2015.
A place like Silo Mountain that involved a long walk was perfect for hiding from the mass.
K9 was a surprise find when my friend and I spotted it from Windy Mountain back in January.
Mailbox Peak had become super popular over the years since our first trip from a decade ago.
It's that time of the year when I start looking for hikes in the rain shadow for views and sunshine.
For hikes as straightforward as Lyman Hill, pup and I tend to get ourselves into a pickle.
Our first trip to Low Mountain was seven years ago.