Sawtooth Ridge

WTA Trip ReportTouchet Corral TrailheadBeautiful day for a snowshoe trip. I parked at the Touchet Corral trailhead, just north of Bluewood Ski Area. North Fork Touchet River Road was iced but plowed and my AWD was able to make it to the parking area just fine.Halfway up!Absolute magicI…

Wallula Gap

WTA Trip ReportBeautiful day to wander the Wallula trails. The trails are not marked in the most obvious manner, but the main trails are in great condition and looked recently maintained. I was able to traverse from this trailhead to Two Sisters, but I wouldn’t recommend it if you…

Burundi

My brother, my dad, and I traveled to Burundi to install a solar system at a rural teaching hospital. The whole experience was technicolor, and I was challenged to my core. As an "umuzungu", everything I thought I understood about the inequities of life was given a visceral dimension and…

St Helens

WTA Trip ReportThe Lost Boys set out to climb St Helens this April. We all grew up in the same small town, hadn't hung out in years, and planned our first mountain all winter via group text.We got one of the last sets of permits before the year filled…