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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. Together with his two energetic, friendly Labrador Retrievers, the trio can sometimes be spotted meandering from one hiking destination to the next.

Of Black American and Taiwanese Indigenous 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.

An active 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 of 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 goal for the new website, I began capturing my adventures with the pups 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 four-legged companions, day hiking quickly turned into scrambles. Then later, I developed bigger goals by tackling climbing lists.

Soon, scrambles led to mountaineering. Then other outdoor enthusiasts began to notice the website and reach out for route information. So that's when I realized the blog had grown into something more significant. It later became a useful and valuable resource for other like-minded weekend warriors.

It's been nearly a decade since the conception of onehikeaweek.com. And today, I continue to chronicle my weekly endeavor with and without the pups. Come rain or come shine.

~ John
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