Trail bound circa 2008

One Hike A Week circa 2010!

Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, John, aka One Hike A Week, is an avid hiker, scrambler, backpacker, and mountaineer throughout the Cascade regions. With his two energetic Labrador Retrievers, one can sometimes spot the trio meandering from one hiking destination to the next.


Of Black American and Taiwanese Seediq descent, John spent his early childhood in the remote Sheh-Shan Range in central Taiwan. He began to show an affinity with mountains after his first hike in 2008 with his long-time climbing partner, Mr. Cooper.


A member of The Mountaineers and a long-time former member of Choral Arts Northwest, some of John’s interests include music, linguistics, photography, and baking.

the backstory

The idea behind One Hike A Week came about in May 2010 while on Mount Washington. By then, the pups and I were hiking nearly every other week. So coming up with a name for the blog was a no-brainer. Uncertain of the new website's goal, I began capturing my adventures with my dogs through pure rambles and rants.

Hiking once a week was never about personal conquests. It was merely an excuse to explore new places in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With the help of my two companions, day hiking quickly turned into scrambles. Then later, I developed bigger goals by tackling climbing lists.

Soon, other outdoor enthusiasts began to notice the website and reached out for route information. So that's when I realized the blog had become more significant. It later became a useful and valuable resource for other like-minded weekend warriors.

It's been 12 years since the conception of And today, I continue to chronicle my weekly endeavors with and without the pups: rain or shine.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Debbie Asakawa

    John: I have no idea how I stumbled onto your website but I’m so happy I did. I’m a 65-year-old white woman (who leads a large hiking group out of Portland) and I find your message and photos inspiring! We started hiking in the N Cascades a few years ago and look forward to exploring more of the area. I know that chronicling your adventures requires a tremendous amount of work on your part but please know that it is MUCH APPRECIATED!!

    1. onehikeaweek

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving kind words! Glad to hear you’re out there exploring what our beautiful states have to offer.

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