Mt. Phelps Bagged

My Mount Phelps trip was a rousing success! Pictures are here. I biked from SE Seattle to almost the end of the North Fork Snoqualmie Road pretty much per the Google bike directions. This route worked well except for the jaunt through Snoqualmie Ridge; the trail connecting the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail to Snoqualmie Ridge is quite… Continue reading Mt. Phelps Bagged

Mt. Phelps or Bust

I am currently on my way to climb Mt. Phelps, using only human power to get there from home. Mt. Phelps (incorrectly named “McClain Peaks” on Google and USGS maps) is a prominent dome-shaped peak clearly visible east of Seattle. I have had my eye on this peak for a while and it took some… Continue reading Mt. Phelps or Bust

Sierra Pictures

I know it’s been almost a year since I went on a 10-day hike on the South Sierra High Route, but I finally sorted through the many pictures that the three of us took and posted the highlights in a gallery. See the gallery here Someday, if I find time to sort through my notes… Continue reading Sierra Pictures

Elza on the Slopes

It’s never to early to start learning to Ski! Over this winter we took Elza up to Stevens Pass a couple of times to go Alpine skiing. We gave her some 80cm skis, a pair of small ski boots, and a harness, then took her up to the top of the hill and gave her… Continue reading Elza on the Slopes

Successful Ride to Idaho

I successfully rode about 250 miles from Blewett Pass to Coeur d’Alene, ID. The route I took wasn’t exactly the one that I originally planned. Unfortunately the Google directions took me through some gnarly and questionable back roads, so I ended up mainly sticking to Highway 2. Here’s the three-day account: Wednesday In the morning,… Continue reading Successful Ride to Idaho

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Idaho or Bust

I am currently headed east towards Sandpoint, ID with my bike and BOB trailer. It’s a little early to ride over the mountains, so I coerced some friends into dropping me off near Blewett pass. From there I’ll head north and then east, following backroads through the channeled scablands of Eastern Washington. The plan is… Continue reading Idaho or Bust

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