My stolen guitar came home to me, twice! Although I haven’t played it all that much in the last 10 years, one of my most sentimental and dear possessions is my Seagull S6 Mahogany acoustic-electric guitar. I bought this guitar in … Continue reading The Prodigal Guitar
Earlier this week I finally got to get up backpacking in the south Cascade’s Goat Rocks Wilderness, and it was incredible! I had hoped to make this trip last year towards the end of July with my friend Danni, but … Continue reading Backpacking in the Goat Rocks Wilderness
Today I got to harvest my first jar of honey! The Sweet Jaimes have really packed on a lot of honey in the past two weeks with the blackberry honey flow. One of the frames of honey was super over-built … Continue reading First Jar of Sweet Jaime Honey!
The last of the blackberry flowers are fading, and I didn’t see many bees visiting the berry patch on my run by them today. I guess that means the blackberry honey flow is almost over. The Jaimes really took advantage … Continue reading Honey and zombees!
Lake Valhalla is a beauty! My friend Lori and I hiked in and spent one lovely night swinging in our hammocks with the Valkyries. After reading reports of how awful the Smithbrook road is, we opted to park at Stevens … Continue reading Lake Valhalla Backpacking
I spent last weekend solo backpacking Rampart and Rachel Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness east of Snoqualmie Pass. Here’s my trip report from WTA.org. Complete photo set at Flickr! Rampart Lakes At 5100 feet, Rampart Lakes, though a beautiful overnight … Continue reading Backpacking Rampart & Rachel Lakes
So last night was a hot night in Seattle, and around 10:15 PM (just after it got dark) I noticed three bees had flown into my bedroom though my open balcony doors and were buzzing around the light. Being a … Continue reading ZomBees…? Seriously?
So apparently today was National Running Day; who knew? Not I, though that does explain why there were so many more people than usual on the Howe Street Stairs today. At no point in my life would I ever have … Continue reading I guess I’m a runner…
For my first visit to the Teanaway region, my friend Owen and I hiked to Lake Ann via Esmeralda Basis, and wow, I may have just found one of my new favorite areas to hike in Washington. Everything about this … Continue reading Hiking Lake Ann & Esmeralda Basin