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Olympic Memories

By / February 28, 2014

As I’m sure all of you know, the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia recently came to an end.  Like most people on Earth I was unable to visit these games, and have yet to visit an Olympic city while the games are being held.  However, for each of the two previous Olympics I […]


Coal Creek: Playing with colour

By / February 24, 2014

So it finally became winter here in Seattle, meaning rain.  Lots of it.  Since my regional explorations began in November we’ve had a few cold spells, but it was much drier than normal for the season.  This made hiking in the mountains more feasible than previous years as we never had to trudge though mud […]


The tallest peak: New Zealand

By / February 18, 2014

Next up on my tallest peak series is Aoraki/Mount Cook.  I visited New Zealand’s highest point back in November 2011 while studying at Victoria University of Wellington and have been longing to catch a glimpse of the mountain again ever since.  Aoraki/Mount Cook is the tallest of 18 NZ peaks over 10000ft tall and sits at the […]


Rattlesnake Ridge

By / February 16, 2014

Once again I’m two weeks behind the times.  The last hike we took was to Rattlesnake Ridge and was my longest yet this season, coming in at 12 miles roundtrip.  We actually meant to do this hike a month or two earlier, but turned the wrong way at the exit and ended up hiking up Mount […]


Lake Serene

By / February 8, 2014

My first January hike was a solo 7.2 miler to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls in the Cascades (map).  Everyone who I normally hike with had previous engagements, so I took the opportunity to set out on my own and explore somewhere I’d never been.  The first two miles of the hike is rather […]


Photo of the Month: January 2014

By / February 1, 2014

I’m starting a new monthly series this year!  On the first of each month I’m going to post my favourite photo from the month previous.  It’s EXTREMELY hard for me to narrow it down to just one image, but I guess that’s what the life of a photographer really is, taking tonnes of pictures only […]