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A Bitterroot Backpack

By / June 28, 2014

As I alluded to previously, last weekend we took Friday off and headed east to Montana.  The main reason for the visit was the wedding reception for my best friend from Reno and his new wife.  She is originally from the Bitterroot Valley, so what better excuse to get out, visit, and do some hiking […]


Missing Mount Bessemer

By / June 19, 2014

After getting my first glimpse of the Middle Fork Valley from Mount Teneriffe last week I decided we had to explore deeper this weekend.  We also wanted another 10+ mile hike fairly close to home, so we chose the 13 mile Mount Bessemer Road trail. The weather wasn’t looking great, but we decided to head out […]


Day 5: Historic Shetland

By / June 15, 2014

It’s been awhile since my Scotland posts due to work, but we are finally back in the islands again. Our second day on the mainland unintentionally focused on the long the history of settlement in the area. Once again we mainly stayed on the western peninsula, with a slight venture into the central section (map […]


Up Mount Teneriffe

By / June 9, 2014

My first hike back in the Pacific Northwest since holiday was a doozy.  One of my friends and I chose Mount Teneriffe, thinking it was between 10 and 12 miles long.  However, neither of us bothered to read the WTA page for the hike beforehand, and it turned out to be 14 miles with almost […]


Photo of the Month: May 2014

By / June 1, 2014

Sorry for the delay this month, getting back from vacation cause a huge backup of things to do, so I won’t waste any more time. There are many pictures to choose from in May it’s not even funny. I have almost exactly 1000 pictures from my two weeks in Europe, with about 100 more from […]