Alaska. The word evokes images of mountains and sea on a scale unknown in the lower 48. It was high time for a return visit.
With rain in the forecast, our day hike to Carbon Glacier turns into an opportunity to watch the seasons tick over from summer to fall in the blink of an eye.
Forest fires almost kiboshed the trip, but inspired thinking led to an inspiring backcountry adventure at Mount Rainier.
After a summer filled with forest fire smoke, we headed to Olympic National Park to try to escape the heat.
Marmots, mountain goats, and bears — oh my! Testing gear and stamina on an overnight trip to Berkeley Park at Mount Rainier National Park.