Way back in April, when snow was still piling up in the Cascades, Mr. Adventure and I sat in our living room with two of our dearest friends, Analog Girl and The Geographer, planning an adults-only backpacking trip. When our kids were young — born nine days apart, they’ve grown up like cousins — we regularly camped together. Kids grow, jobs change, life goes on, and now AG and TG live in central Oregon’s high desert, a five-hour drive away. But that evening they were headed north and stopped in for a quick visit. Determined to spend at least one…
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mt. St. Helens, will have you questioning what you thought you knew about the most powerful natural disaster in US history.
It’s high summer, the temps are in the mid-90s, and you’re heading to eastern Washington. Might as well take a hike.
After a summer filled with forest fire smoke, we headed to Olympic National Park to try to escape the heat.
“You’ve got to do the Chief,” she said, leaning across the table intently. Perhaps I should have taken her enthusiasm as a warning?