Backpacking Trip: Mount Hood Timberline Loop

Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon, climbing up from sea level up to 11,250ft. She’s one of the Pacific Northwest’s (potentially active) volcanos and home to the iconic hotel featured in Stephen King’s The Shining,  Timberline Lodge. In the winters, folks ski Mount Hood via Timberline or Meadows, but in the summer months, Mount Hood National Forest…

Addie’s Day 6.18.16

If you know me, you know my love for dogs especially my dogs, Cabo (black lab, 5) and Addie (Westie, 14). We’ve always said Cabo made our house a home and Addie made us a family. Addie got terminally sick last week and passed away every so peacefully in my arms over the weekend. It…

Broke down (way) outside of Battleground

Over the weekend, Weez, Cabo, and I had grand plans to go backpacking outside of Battleground, Washington. 2 hours into the drive on a backcountry/dirt trail/forest road, a rock pin-balled underneath my car, leaving us with a broken engine, stranded in the middle of nowhere. Good times. We figured we might as well document the…