Trails for everyone, forever
WTA's Communications Director. I like to wander and take time to appreciate the little curiosities like mushrooms, clouds and insects. Eventually, I hope to explore the remote Salmo-Priest Wilderness of Eastern Washington on a backpacking trip.
Third Place Offbeat Outdoors, 2010 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest. Spring sunrise over the Snohomish River at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, WA.
Third Place Hikers in Action, 2010 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest. Hiker touching the water at Blanca Lake.
Second Place Offbeat Outdoors, 2010 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest. Yellow fungi with seedling growing out of it.
First Place Offbeat Outdoors, 2010 Northwest Exposure photo contest. Al (Allegro) was a 3 year old, 25 lb. Pembroke Welsh Corgi, although his legs are about 6" long, this hike is no challenge for a corgi, bred for herding cattle on small farms in Wales.
Third Place Families on Trail, 2010 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest. A young hiker takes to the trail at Mount Rainier National Park.
Second Place Families on Trail, 2010 Northwest Exposure photo contest: "This picture was taken at La Push, Second Beach. My two boys enjoyed a sun break playing in the water before we did the short hike back to the trail head. They got so dirty that we didn't bother putting their shoes back on and just threw them into the backpacks. While we were walking I got the camera out to take a picture of my son's super cute sandy feet while he was in the backpack. It was just chance that they couple were having a picnic in the background."
First Place Families on Trail, 2010 Northwest Exposure photo contest: "The picture was shot just uphill from Sunrise on the way to Frozen Lake in Mount Rainier National Park in this August. Whenever my wife is busy I tend to head to a trail with the kids (7, 5, and 3) and we were trying to get to Fremont Lookout before a storm moved in. With the less-than-ideal weather I broke out the M&Ms early on this trip. We've called them "Special Hiking Bites" since my oldest daughter decided she didn't want to ride in the backpack anymore, and I needed some way to encourage her to go more than half a mile."
Third Place Flora and Fauna, 2010 Northwest Exposure photo contest. A creek along the Sol Duc Trail in Olympic National Park.