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

In Search of “Ground Photo Timothy”

I had reached out to my old paddling partner Jason ‘Kiwi’ Goldstein just to catch up and during the course of our conversation mentioned that I’d be out at the coast over the weekend. Turns out he was going to be heading up to explore the old ...

The Misunderstood Art Of Bathing In Snow Fed Streams

Last weekend I headed solo back to Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It’s still a bit early in the season as the high altitude roads are still closed, but I was hopeful to scout out some new waterfalls that I learned about online. And since Theresa ...

A Great Way To Get Lost At Riffe Lake

Beware of shortcuts and our recent trip to Riffe Lake was a powerful reminder of that cliche. But these little mishaps are what make for great stories. But oh the price we pay sometimes. Riffe Lake Riffe Lake is probably best known for swallowing ...

A Small Peak at the Ghosts of Puget Sound

Puget Sound's 1,330 miles of shoreline are criss crossed with miles of Interstate Highways, and secondary roads. Within a few hours you can be from one end to the other. That hasn’t always been the case. In fact for the majority of it’s history ...

Pleasantly Surprised by Sol Duc

Countless times I’ve driven over the Sol Duc River on my way to points westward. I’ve camped in the lower campground, but have always stayed clear of the springs and resort; mainly due to the fact that encountering crowds while out in the ...

Training With The Washington Sea Grant

As I mentioned in my previous post, although this training with the Washington Sea Grant program on monitoring for the European Green Crab was only a day, I came up early to make sure I’d have a weather window in order to get some b-roll in the ...

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 ...