Tiger Mountain Trail – Poo Poo Point Trail Loop

11 Miles 2500 Feet Elevation Gain 30 lb backpack  Yesterday, I felt recovered enough from The Sick to go on a hike.  I’ve been on some easy walks around Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood to test the waters, and I felt ready.  I was originally planning a more ambitious hike, but after checking the avalanche forecast…

The Sick

I start my PCT hike in exactly three weeks! Yesterday I completed a 15-mile day hike with 4000 feet of elevation gain and a 30lb backpack – the culmination of a rigorous 3-month training plan. My feet felt like they had wings as I effortlessly sprinted past other hikers on the trail. Ok that’s not…

You Better Belize it

In early March, I traveled to Belize for a romantic getaway with my main squeeze, Daniel.  We won’t get to see eachother very much while I’m hiking the PCT, so we decided to spend some quality time together before I left for my hike.  We took a tiny plane from the international airport in Belize…

All Shook Up at The Ruck

In February, I attended the ALDHA-West Ruck in Cascade Locks, Oregon. ALDHA-West (which stands for the “American Long Distance Hiking Association West”) promotes and educates folks about hiking long trails.  The Ruck is a gathering of hiking enthusiasts who socialize and discuss topics of interest to long-distance hikers. The event also provides an opportunity to…

Angel’s Rest-Devil’s Rest Loop

11 Miles 3100 Feet Elevation Gain On Friday, February 24, I drove 3 hours south to the Columbia River Gorge for a conference.  I wanted to check out the local scenery, so I did some research and decided to hike the Angel’s Rest-Devil’s Rest Loop. Angel’s Rest is a popular there-and-back 5-mile hike to an…