Category Archives: Backpacking

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

Backpacking Olympics

Proposed hike of the Northeastern Olympics Loop, Olympic National Park Continue reading

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King of the Gorge Hikes

You thought Ruckle was tough? Mt. Defiance is the uber of the gorge hikes. 4800 ft in 6 miles. Continue reading

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Section Hike: Wonderland Trail from Nickel Creek to Longmire

14.5 mile clockwise section hike of the Wonderland Trail from Nickel Creek Camp to Longmire: September 19th, 2008. Continue reading

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Section Hike: Wonderland Trail from White River to Nickel Creek

22 mile clockwise section hike of the Wonderland Trail from White River Campground to Nickel Creek Camp: September 18th, 2008. Continue reading

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“The mosquitos are fine, but the bear at Indian Bar will really f**k you up!”

It probably wasn’t Linus Torvalds and a mute sherpa companion, but they were rather concerned about the mosquitoes at Indian Bar… Continue reading

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RUCKELy-Hickley-Hiounk

Without my “partners” at my side, I packed up my gear for the ultimate pre-WLT backpacking test, Ruckel Creek Trail out-n-back. According to my watch, I started at 600ft from the parking lot adjacent to the Eagle Creek Fish Hatchery, … Continue reading

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