Pennsylvania & New York

We’ve spent a lot of time exploring the Pacific Northwest – from the Olympic National Forest to the Oregon Coast – and have been wanting to do the same for New England, but timing had been a challenge.  When Brendan’s friend, Cary, announced he was getting married in Pittsburgh at the end of October, we…

Camping – Mt. Hood, Oregon

Camping is not really my thing.  I like it, and when I go I have a great time, but I’m rarely the person suggesting it as a weekend activity.  But this summer the lure of sleeping on the ground and coffee in the early morning mist was too great even for me to ignore.  Brendan,…

Mt. Baker & Mt. Shuksan, Washington

Some weekends just beg for road trips.  We are road-trippers to the core, so as the (rare) snow storm let up in Portland, we piled our snowshoes and puff jackets in the car and headed north to the Mt. Baker area of the Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State for a weekend of outdoor fun….