Category Archives: Hiking

Smithbrook Sled Shred

We headed back to a very familiar winter playground for our family.  Smithbrook Road in the central Washington Cascade mountains.  Here are a bunch of photos we wanted to share: Note:  The little smile 🙂 Left to right – Travis, … Continue reading

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Umtanum VanSlam

Ok, first of all, is it Umptanum or Umtanum?  Well both spellings seem to be used interchangeably.  So you can decide which one you like and go with it. With the Dudes out of school for spring break and the … Continue reading

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Mt. Pilchuck

The first rays of light in the morning revealed a thick blanket of fog covering the entire valley.  Even though I couldn’t see it, I knew Mt. Pilchuck was still sitting on the edge of the Cascade mountains, right where … Continue reading

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Crescent Beach

Here he is.  Duke (#danger) is five years old. We just got back from another VanSlam camping trip.  This time to Crescent Beach along the Straight of Juan de Fuca, in Washington State.  Our adventure was filled with riding waves, … Continue reading

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Leef Peeping VanSlam

For anyone even remotely interested in photography, the beginning of autumn in the Cascade mountains means the start of a glorious feast for the eyes.  The rich warm saturated colors, the cobalt blue skies, and the cool nights, signal its … Continue reading

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Evergreen Mountain Lookout

A beautiful fall day, 5000 feet up in the Wild Sky Wilderness.  Washington’s Cascade mountains put on a wonderful show.  Here are a few photos and a video highlight reel.                 The hike … Continue reading

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Trout Lake

Just 60 short miles from my back door.  That’s where I was as I stepped into the wilderness today.  A little over an hour on the motorbike, and about 1/2 mile of hiking trail had me immersed in the Alpine … Continue reading

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