Lake Agnes Hike

What do you get when you combine freezing temps, blue skies, silky white snow, and alpine lakes in the Canadian Rockies? A fantastic and rejuvenating day of hiking. Starting out at The Fairmont Chateau┬áLake Louise, we grabbed a cup of hot coffee to watch the sun rise over the frozen lake and illuminate the surroundingContinue reading “Lake Agnes Hike”

A Snowy Hike up Granite Mountain

With the year’s first snow accumulation crunching under our feet and melting quickly in the October sun, I climbed, slipped and shimmied to the top of Granite Mountain for amazing views of Mt. Rainier and the Cascade Mountains with my Everest Base Camp hiking buddies. Taking advantage of the sunny weather this fall in theContinue reading “A Snowy Hike up Granite Mountain”

Winter Views of Crater Lake

This weekend, I spent three days at Crater Lake. Graced with glorious weather, I enjoyed snowshoeing along the rim, sledding and going out for my first night photography sessions. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip:   First time to Crater Lake? Go on the free, guided snowshoe tour at theContinue reading “Winter Views of Crater Lake”

Top 10 Northwest Snowshoe Areas

When the snow starts to fall and you just can’t stand being cooped up any longer, head out hiking. Grab a friend, some poles and a pair of snowshoes and try one of these fun snowshoe trails around the Pacific Northwest. You might just bump into me this winter! Oregon Tumalo Mountain, Bend A 4-mileContinue reading “Top 10 Northwest Snowshoe Areas”

Mirror Lake Snowshoe Hike

Over the creek and through the woods to Mirror Lake we go. To ring in the 2013, this year I strapped on my snowshoes and headed up into the Cascades for some reflection time in the shadow of Mt. Hood at Mirror Lake. Crunching through the packed snow, I followed the trail as it weavedContinue reading “Mirror Lake Snowshoe Hike”

Snowshoe Hike at Salt Creek Falls

With each step a high-decibel crunch erupted against the crusted white snow, drowning out the winter silence in the central Oregon Cascades like a rolling freight train – but our laughter sounded louder. This past weekend I headed east along highway 58 into the Cascades from Eugene to spend the day playing in the snow.Continue reading “Snowshoe Hike at Salt Creek Falls”