Adventures NW


Into the Tombstones : A Journey to the Arctic

I first herad about Tombstone Territorial Park in northern Canada a few years ago...

 

Paddling into Canada : A pilgrimage to Hozomeen

The surface of Diablo Lake is a turquoise mirror...

 

An abundance of grit and manly vim : The story of the Press Expedition of Exploration

The lure of discovering and exploring unknown lands has been with us humans since we emerged from our caves to wonder what lay over the horizon...

 

Preservation vs. Recreation : Tense times in the Glacier Peak wilderness

Ah, wilderness! The open country, uncrossed by roads...

 

North Cascades Institute : from concept to 25 years

Many years ago, back when the world was young...

 

The Zen of Walking : along Sahale Arm, North Cascades National Park

The surface of Diablo Lake is a turquoise mirror...

 

Gateway to the Pickets : Easy Ridge

Generally speaking, the Pickets are the exclusive realm of mountaineers who are willing to subject themselves...

 

The Northern San Juans : A place apart

24 miles. That’s how far away the little beach on Patos Island is from downtown Bellingham...

 

Ski to Sea : Remembering the Mount Baker Marathon

In most places, summer starts on June 21st...

 

Touching the Sky : Lookouts of the North Cascades

I met Fred T. Darvill twice. Fred was a champion of the North Cascades, the author of the Sierra Club’s “Little Blue” book...

 

Impresions : A Journey to the Sea

We reach the edge of the sea in the late afternoon...

 

Autumn in the North Cascades : time for change

From high meadows blanketed in vibrant magenta and orange to riverside groves of crimson maple...

 

The Enchantments of Autumn : a sojurn in search of mountains and myth

One hears a lot of talk regarding “must see” mountain destinations...

 

Dreaming among the whales on glassy water : Barkley Sound's Broken Group Islands

For people everywhere who take pleasure in dipping paddle into sea, the Pacific Northwest is nothing short of Mecca.

 

Meditations beside the Baker River

Springtime settles over the valley of the Baker River like a luminous mossy dream...