Seventeen Years and Counting

Mia and I are celebrating seventeen years of marriage this weekend. It has been quite the adventure from our first date until now and so many things could never have been imagined back then (like living in freaking Oregon). We took off with Codi for the Indian Heaven Wilderness and what is becoming a yearly…

COVID-19 Wk 16: Hiking Again

For the past several years I have set a goal to hike with Codi at least 100 miles a year. While riding my bike(s) is generally my main objective, Mia and I try to hike at least once a month if at all possible. We were off to a decent start in 2020 with almost…

Indian Heaven: Thomas to Blue Lake

Imagine 20,000 acres of pristine wilderness, toss in over 150+ lakes and quite literally thousands of wild huckleberry bushes and you get the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  All three of us had been here before and then Codi and I on another quick backpacking trip. As the Pacific Northwest gets a brief respite from the heat,…

Camping with the dog

I didn’t spend enough time sleeping in the woods lately, so Codi and I took off for one last adventure before Mia returned from a trip back to NH.  Codi has seen plenty of car camping, house rentals and a couple hotels since we got him two years ago.  Until this point though he hadn’t…

Wapiki Lake Hike

Once again the Washington Cascades score big.  Every time we head up into Washington to hike or ride I am totally blown away with how great it is.  Don’t get me wrong, the Oregon Cascades are spectacular, but like I have said numerous times, there is just something about the Washington Cascades that I totally…