Outdoor Resources

It takes a village.


Important Stuff

A shortlist of items that can make or break your outdoor experience.

Doggy Emergency

Prepare for the unthinkable.

Doggy Emergency

Emergency dog-carrying harness.
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Beginner Backpacking

Overnight to multi-days.

Beginner Backpacking

Your basic backpacking checklist.
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Trip reporters

Here is the tiny corner of my blog to recognize people who have contributed to many of my successful outings since day one.

These folks have graciously shared their findings with detailed write-ups through the years. They may not know that they've played a big part in my climbing journey, but I continue to value these unsung heroes' behind-the-scenes efforts.


An excellent resource of obscure climbs with in-depth reports and unique photos.


A Seattle Mountaineers' veteran climb leader, Brett's pens detailed reports.


A tenacious mountaineer with reliable reports of obscure destinations.


An active outdoor enthusiast with detailed and reliable reports.


A hiking veteran, Jim's countless trip reports have inspired me since the early days.


Presumably, a womxn whose reports of obscure and remote places are a hidden gem.


I look to Rich's reports when visitors of obscure scrambles are few.


A peakbagger who enjoys unnamed points as well as the classic ones.


In a world of male narratives, Milda tells the refreshing side of the story.


A hiking and climbing veteran specializing in Middle Fork Snoqualmie River area.


Adam has penned many detailed route descriptions on SummitPost and NWHikers.


Eric's immense knowledge of the Pacific Northwest landscape continues to wow me.


I write my own narratives.


I share the outdoors.


Go and tell it on the mountain.

Basic Gear Lists

Let's be real--climbing is expensive. Plus, climbing gear is often a determinant of one's involvement in the activity beyond the beaten path. I continue to remind myself that it's a privilege to have the means to do what I enjoy in the outdoors.

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Pups Gear List

Our canine companions need love too! Before I started carrying their food, I relied on the Ruffwear multi-day packs. They're so sturdy that I still have one of their packs I purchased on our first backpacking trip in 2011!

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