Take a Hike | Lake Wenatchee Trail

Whenever we visit a city or place we’ve been before, I like to plan at least one day where we go explore something new. When we visited Leavenworth, Washington last week for a little R&R with some friends, I was excited to take a couple hours to wander around Lake Wenatchee for the first time. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Leavenworth, it’s a quaint little Bavarian-themed town settled between the Wenatchee Mountains and Stuart Range. Leavenworth is…

Take a Hike | Scotchman Peaks

Scotchman Peaks is an iconic trail located just outside of Clark Fork, Idaho. The steep, 4-mile hike up into the Cabinet Mountains is a staple for locals and visitors. This hike has been on my to-do list for several years, and was thrilled at the chance to take in the views. The last weekend in September, we decided to take a spontaneous one-night trip up to Sandpoint with the hopes of summiting Scotchman the following day. We camped at Green…

Backpacking to Fault Lake

July was a crazy month starting out in Greece and then heading straight to the Clearwater for Megan and Dylan's wedding after coming home. Just one week later I rode from Seattle to Portland in one day for the STP with some friends. Then we finished off the month with a slew of BBQs (the way we ought to). But it was time for some peace and quite, and a little bro time. My brother, Kendrich, also had a busy…

Pulaski Tunnel Trail in Wallace, Idaho | Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Pulaski Tunnel Trail

A hike back to 1910Last week Kyle, Juneau and I set out to go hike outside of Wallace. As we drove over the pass heading east, the already dark, smoky sky continued to become more dense, filling our car with the smell of smoke. About halfway to Kellogg we made the call to turn around and go back home - not wanting to expose ourselves to more smoke than absolutely necessary. This isn’t the first time our area has been…

Shadow Falls located in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest | Stuck in North Idaho

Take a Hike | Shadow Falls

Nestled just off the forest service roads of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest, Shadow Falls is easily one of the most popular spectacles along the Coeur d'Alene River. Back in May 2015, we attempted to hike to Shadow Falls for a story I was working on (you can read about that trip here). While driving along the river, we encountered snowy conditions that only worsened once we turned onto Trail 513. My little Subie could barely handle the conditions, and…