Goat Rocks Wilderness: Winding Trails, Amazing Views and Mountains

Spring and time to start planning this year’s hiking adventures. One of my all time favorites from last summer and destined to be on the calendar for this year is a backpacking trip to Goat Lake, 13 miles of magnificence in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.  May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome and dangerous, leading …

Conservation, Skiing and a Sense of Wonder

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” Mountains and snow, the perfect combination for the ultimate outdoor play adventure. Skiing is a shared family passion although  roles have changed over the years. I’m now the one …

Mt. Adams: How To Bobsled Without A Bobsled.

A gust of cold wind  pulls me from a deep sleep. I fumble for my wool hat & tug it over my ears, securing my sleeping bag more snugly around my neck. My bivy bag is partly protected by a  12 inch high wall of pumice that a previous tenant has thoughtfully constructed and I discover if I lie on my back I …

Yellowstone in Winter

What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than to stay in a yurt in the heart of Yellowstone in the middle of winter! Nothing like a wilderness x-country ski trip in sub-freezing temperatures to distract from the number of decades we’re checking off in life. Everything slips into perspective after skiing ten miles a …