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An entertaining, and sometimes informative, record of Steve’s events, projects, adventures.

New Discoveries at Point Wilson

As I mentioned in my previous post, although this training was only a day, due to the filming I was going to be doing on top of it, I came up early to make sure I’d have a weather window in order to get some b-roll in the can. The hope was to ...

Training to Identify Invasive and Devastating Green Crab

Last summer I had come across an article which detailed the sightings of the invasive European Green Crab. (Do You Know Where Your Green Crabs Are Sleeping?) I contacted the team of crab hunters anxious to sign up for one of their training programs ...

Weathering Snow at Murhut Falls

We just returned from a trip to the west side of Hood Canal. The plan was to visit Murhut Falls and hopefully capture the falls while they partially frozen. It’s a two step waterfall measuring a neck creaking 153’ high.We’ve had quite a bit of ...

Moonrise Over the Strait of Juan de Fuca

This area from Salt Creek to Cape Flattery has to be one of favorite locations. It’s close enough to travel to in less that half a day from Seattle, but once there you feel as if you’re truly in the backcountry. Rugged coastline protected from ...

Capturing Chaos on Hoh River

Recently we hiked out to the mouth of the Hoh River. I was hoping to kill a couple of birds with one stone; I wanted to revisit the mouth and see how much had changed since my last visit a few years back and on the way, I wanted to document some of ...

Feeling the Power of a Kalaloch Sunset

Last weekend we headed out to the Washington Coast. I wanted to revisit the mouth of the Hoh River and see how much had changed since my last visit some years ago with Jason and Brad. We took advantage of the off season to grab a site at the ...

A Moving Visit to Chief Shakes Tribal Home

A few year back Jason and I walked our kayaks on the ferry in Bellingham headed to Wrangell Alaska for a 10 day paddle in the area. Our plan was to paddle west down Sumner Strait with the outgoing tide first thing in the morning so we had an ...

Morning Solitude and Dragons on Hood Canal

I recently wrote about a weekend trip up to Lake Cushman in the Olympic Mountains and the dam that formed the lake; see Lake Cushman in the Winter. Like any trip, this one started early in the morning around a steaming mug of coffee. Mug in hand I ...

Lake Cushman in the Winter

Having spent such a considerable amount of time looking for little visited areas in the backcountry or along remote shorelines, it easy to turn a bit snobbish when someone recommends a popular tourist destination. Especially, if it wins a local ...

Skyfire over Crescent Bay

This area, located just west of Port Angeles, has one of the most intriguing histories just by virtue of what you don’t see when you arrive in the area. Yes, the area is breathtakingly beautiful with a large bay edged with forest and unspoiled ...