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Snowshoeing Snoqualmie

By / January 28, 2014

Ever since I posted about my midnight snowshoe I’ve been looking forward to my next outing.  That next outing finally occurred January 19 on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail north of Snoqualmie Pass.  Our original plan was to go up Commonwealth Basin or another hike in the area if we found a better one.  We made […]


30 Hours of Adventure: The Last 15

By / January 23, 2014

After less than 5 hours of sleep we woke up bright and early to make it to the 7:30 ferry on time, which also meant it wouldn’t start getting light out until we were on the boat.  The adventures, bonfire, and stories from the day before were still fresh in our minds and we would […]


30 Hours of Adventure: The First 15

By / January 20, 2014

My first weekend back in the Pacific Northwest turned out to be a doozy, including exploring a state park, an island, and hike in the Cascades… all in the span of a little over a day. One of my friends from WWU now lives on Lopez Island, out in the San Juans.  She had been […]


A New Year

By / January 11, 2014

This post is about a week late in arriving, but it’s finally here now.  2013 was a great year with a number of major life events unfolding for me. Some are as follows… Graduating from Western Washington University Working at the US/Canada border ports of entry with the Border Policy Research Institute Publishing reports and […]


Hiking Nevada: Day Two

By / January 7, 2014

My dad’s birthday is two days after Christmas, which means every year on this date my sister and I are subject to his whim.  Usually it entails taking us on a family hike, so it’s a good thing we both love hiking as much as we do (otherwise things could get awkward).  Seeing as my […]


Hiking Nevada: Day One

By / January 3, 2014

When people ask me where I’m from I say “Reno” before I say “Nevada”.  If I say Nevada first they automatically assume Las Vegas, and I don’t blame them, after all Las Vegas does encompass about 70% of Nevada’s population.  However, Reno and Las Vegas are nothing alike.  I like to joke that it takes […]