Forest fires almost kiboshed the trip, but inspired thinking led to an inspiring backcountry adventure at Mount Rainier.
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mt. St. Helens, will have you questioning what you thought you knew about the most powerful natural disaster in US history.
It’s high summer, the temps are in the mid-90s, and you’re heading to eastern Washington. Might as well take a hike.
After a summer filled with forest fire smoke, we headed to Olympic National Park to try to escape the heat.
“You’ve got to do the Chief,” she said, leaning across the table intently. Perhaps I should have taken her enthusiasm as a warning?