Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Mount St. Helens Distance – 15 -16 km / 10 miles (scrambling and route finding skills required) Elevation Gain – 1,421 meters / 4,663 feet Trailhead Location – Gifford Pinchot National Forest Climbers’ Bivouac Logistics – Permit required to hike, parking pass required to park…

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs 3.0 miles / 4.8 km round trip little to no elevation gain until you are on the slickrock. Perhaps it means I am selfish, but I love having beautiful places all to myself. Places like The Wave are incredibly enticing to…

Angel’s Landing {Zion National Park}

Angel’s Landing {Zion National Park}

There are some places in the world that are simply worth returning to time and time again. Zion National Park is a place that you should go to more than once in your life. And I am not the kind of woman who likes to…

Shi Shi Beach {Olympic National Park}

Shi Shi Beach {Olympic National Park}

It is always interesting to go places that most people don’t go – there is more that is unspoiled and you aren’t tripping over scads of tourists. There is nothing quite like being pulled upstream into the flow of tourist pouring off a bus and…

Tower and Delicate Arches {Arches National Park}

Tower and Delicate Arches {Arches National Park}

We arrived at Arches National Park mid-morning after running an epic race up slick rock and down the side of a mountain. Moab was a complete zoo due to about 12 events happening in town at the same time and one of them being a…