Phone or Camera – photography poll

Warning: Many large pictures. I’m trying to decide if I should carry a phone or camera on my next hike.   I’m not a photographer, and I’m not going to try and polish pictures once they’re taken – so getting it right the first time is key.   Since art’s pretty subjective, I thought I’d put some…

Wonderland Trail – Sunrise via Burroughs Mountain

Day 11 of my Wonderland Trial hike, from Glacier Basin down to Sunrise via Burroughs Mountain.   Last day, time to go home. Another no-hurry day, although I was on a schedule.   A friend from the PCT was meeting me at Sunrise around 10am, and I had about 5.5 miles to go, including up and over…

Wonderland Trail – Glacier Basin via White River Campground

Day 10 of my Wonderland Trail hike, from Sunrise Camp to Glacier Basin via White River Campground.   Final full day of hiking! Goodbye Summerland Woke up and puttered around, not wanting to leave.   Today was going to be super easy, almost all downhill or flat, with a bit of up at the end.   Finishing meant…

Wonderland Trail – Sunrise Camp via Indian Bar

Day 9 of my Wonderland Trail hike, Sunrise Camp via Cowlitz Divide and Indian Bar. Pic heavy post, but that’s why you’re here right? Up into the haze “Cowlitz Divide is dry”, they said.   “It’s 6.5 miles from Nickel Creek to Indian Bar”, they said.   “Ok, I’ll fill my water bottle”, I said.   It’s not…

Wonderland Trail – Nickel Creek via Reflection Lakes

Day 8 of my Wonderland Trail trip, from Paradise Creek past Reflection Lakes and Box Canyon to Nickel Creek camp. miasma – noun.  a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor. I woke up dry, under a dry tarp.   I should have skipped it.   But an ounce of prevention, etc. etc.   The first part of the…