Category Archives: Backpacking

Trip reports, hike descriptions, planning resources, links and maps for destinations primarily in the Pacific Northwest.

New (Future) WLT Itinerary

Hypothetical future Wonderland Trail 7.5 day itinerary Continue reading

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Day Hike: Wildwood Trail Thru-Hike

Proposed single day ~33 mile thru-hike of the Wildwood Trail; ideally around the solstice!? Continue reading

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Timberline Lodge to Eagle Creek Fastpack

Two day fastpack from Timberline Lodge to Eagle Creek via PCT, Ruckel Creek Trail Continue reading

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Backcountry Snowshoeing

So, Happy girl and I went on a very nice 4 hour snowshoe excursion today.  Instead of going on normal snowshoe trails, I chose a summer trail from the map (Frog lake area to Twin lakes) and went totally backcountry … Continue reading

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Glacier Peak Loop

A Little Something For the Effort The sp*mming continues! Seeing as Ploss is still jonesing for a truly bone crushing death march, I offer the following Olympic alternative: the Glacier Peak Loop. This 98-mile odyssey through Washington’s North Cascades Glacier Peak Wilderness … Continue reading

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Elwha – Quinault Cross-Olympics Traverse/North Quinault – Skyline Trail Loop combo

McLovin offers Backpacking Olympics addendum 1: the McLovin-cobbled +/- 87 mile Elwha – Quinault Cross-Olympics Traverse/North Quinault – Skyline Trail Loop combo. Continue reading

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