Hiking the Ape Cave Lava Tubes

Upper Ape Cave (Mount St. Helens) Last summer, I found myself standing at the mouth of a lava tube in Washington state. The August sun was was hot on my back, but as I looked down into the cave, the cold breeze, seemingly coming from the center of the earth itself, blew back at myContinue reading “Hiking the Ape Cave Lava Tubes”

4 Essential Hikes to Experience the PNW in a Hurry

The Pacific Northwest gets a lot of love on Instagram. I gotta say, I didn’t get it until I went myself last summer. Trust me – the Insta-fame is well deserved. Countless trails snaking through pristine alpine wilderness, turquoise blue lakes, and a coastline to die for… It’s really that gorgeous. Perhaps the most incredible thingContinue reading “4 Essential Hikes to Experience the PNW in a Hurry”