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Photo of the Month: September 2014

By Ian Faulds / October 18, 2014

Sorry for the long delay. I’m working on getting more storage space as posting photos for a year straight take up a tonne of room. Without any further ado here are my top picks from the month of September. About time eh? Let me know what you think!


Chipmunks and a New Lens

By Ian Faulds / September 21, 2014

Last week I read a report of the best fire lookout hikes in Washington and settled on Granite Peak for Saturday’s excursion. At the summit a family of chipmunks decided to join us for a snack and got quite friendly after some coaxing. This provided the perfect opportunity to test out the brand new 50mm […]


Dip in Melakwa Lake

By Ian Faulds / September 10, 2014

For months we have been trying to swim at an alpine lake but the waters have always been too cold. The summer months are quickly speeding by and we are rapidly running out of time to get that swim in before the cold fall rains arrive, so we figured for our first hike of September […]


Photo of the Month: August 2014

By Ian Faulds / September 3, 2014

August sure flew by didn’t it? This month included multiple hikes, a few soccer games, and a trip to the Olympic peninsula. Here are my top five photos from those adventures.


Olympic Expedition

By Ian Faulds / August 29, 2014

Recently some work friends invited me on a weekend trip out to the Olympic Peninsula. While it would have been smarter for me to stay in town and try to find a new place to live (we won’t get into that story here) I chose to hit the westward road (and ferry) for an adventure. […]


A NatureBridge Wedding

By Ian Faulds / August 23, 2014

Last weekend some work friends and I took a trip out to Olympic National Park. The primary reason of the trip was to look at a potential wedding venue on the shores of Lake Crescent. The venue we toured is called NatureBridge, an outdoor camp group with affiliated facilities in a number of national parks. […]


Mt. Defiance Round Two

By / August 17, 2014

Two weeks ago we decided to take another shot at summiting Mount Defiance. The last time we attempted the hike in mid May (much to early in the season) and the trail was completely snow-covered.  In fact we only made it as far as Mason Lake, and even part of that was actually off the official trail. […]


The Oregon Whirlwind

By / August 6, 2014

The last weekend of July we took a three day trip to Central Oregon to visit my dad and his fiance. Bend/Redmond is the perfect meeting point between Seattle and Reno, almost exactly halfway between the two cities. We left Seattle around 2pm and sat in traffic for hours (as you do in Seattle), eventually […]


Photo of the Month: July 2014

By / August 2, 2014

Another month has sped by and it’s time to pick my favourite photo.  This time around I’m providing my top five. Hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them!


Date at Snow Lake

By / July 20, 2014

Last Saturday I took a date up to Snoqualmie Pass for a shorter six mile hike to Snow Lake.  The trail is well maintained and is one of the most popular hikes along the I-90 corridor through the Cascades, which also meant a tonne of people out for a jaunt in the mountains. The trail […]

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