“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
– C.S. Lewis
Last year we slept in the back of our ’91 jeep on Friday night to hike early the next day more times than I can count. I spent 62 days outside hiking. We hiked from sunrise to sunset on some trails that took us to unforgettable new places. Here’s a few photo memories!
January & February 2016: Artist Point snowshoeing, Edmonds sunset, Treehouse Point, Bowman Bay, Mount Si, and Skyline Ridge ❄️
March 2016: Ancient Lakes backpacking, Stevens Pass skiing, Skyline Lake
April 2016: Snowshoeing at MRNP with PNW Outdoor Women, Lake 22 with mountainside apple crisp on Natalie’s birthday, & Tunnel Falls overnight with Parker & Wang
May 2016: Whatcom Falls, Columbia Gorge waterfalls, Marmot Pass, Mount Dickerman, Royal Basin, & Parker starts the PCT in southern California
June 2016: Overnight at Mount Pilchuck, Heybrook Lookout, Icicle Ridge, road trip to Winthrop over Highway 20, Skyline Divide, & Snoqualmie Mountain
July 2016: Enchantments backpacking trip, Mount Rainier with Jonny & Kellie, Gem Lake, Lewis & Wing Lake, & Lincoln Rock camping,
August 2016: Meeting Parker & friends on the PCT at MRNP, Sahale Glacier Camp, Monument 78, Enchantments with Jane, summiting Little Annapurna, & Mount Pugh
September: Vesper Peak, Jade Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Mount Pilchuck, & Table Mountain
October 2016: Lake Ingalls with golden larches, Blue Lake, & Yosemite National Park
November 2016: Skyline Lake for sunrise, Mount Si with Holly, Mountain Loop Highway adventures with Kailey, & sunrise at Glacier Peak High school
December 2016: Mount Rainier skyline loop with blueberry pancakes, Franklin Falls, Wallace Falls, Mount Si, Oyster Dome, & Talapus Lake with PNW Outdoor Women!
Next week we start the Mountaineers basic climbing class! I’m thrilled and terrified. We’ll be learning a lot and going out into some potentially extreme situations. I’m thankful Tyler and I will be in the class together. Here’s to another year of adventure!!