Hiking Maple Pass Loop | North Cascades

Hiking Maple Pass Loop | North Cascades

Maple Pass Loop| Written by Brian Callender | Photography by Julie Boyd  Hiking Maple Pass: Hike Details Starting Elevation: 4,857 ft. Distance: 7.5 miles (hiking counter-clockwise) Elevation Gain: 2,200 Hike Type: Day-Hike Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult Food Storage: No bear boxes are provided Restrooms: Pit toilet at 

Hiking the Chain Lakes Loop | Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NF

Hiking the Chain Lakes Loop | Mount Baker-Snoqualmie NF

Chain Lakes Loop| Written by Brian Callender | Photography by Julie Boyd Chain Lakes Loop: Hike Details Starting Elevation: 4,250 ft. Distance: 7.2 miles (hiking clockwise) Elevation Gain: 1,837 Hike Type: Day-Hike Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult Food Storage: We didn’t come across any bear boxes, but this is a 

Hiking to Colchuck Lake | Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Hiking to Colchuck Lake | Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Written by Brian Callender | Photography by Julie Boyd The Alpine Lakes Wilderness is a hiker’s paradise located in the state of Washington, about 2.5 hours east of Seattle. It is a place that has particularly hit my radar of late as I began to 

Trip Report | Visit Mount Rainier National Park

Trip Report | Visit Mount Rainier National Park

Visit Visit Mount Rainier| Written by Brian Callender | Photography by Julie Boyd When best laid plans fall through, improvisation is the spice of life. For a couple months leading up to our first wedding anniversary, Julie and I had been working through ideas of 

A Late Fall Weekend Road Trip Through Washington

A Late Fall Weekend Road Trip Through Washington

Written by Brian Callender | Photography by Julie Boyd Traveling while working full-time jobs means you take advantage of every opportunity to get out and explore. We love the long, multi-week vacations as much as anyone, but without question our sweet spots are weekend getaways. These