My second fishing trip to Press Lake located in Ontario, Canada.
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Mexico Trip, February 2022
We were needing a break from the Northwest rain and cool weather so my wife made up a trip for five of us to head
Greece Trip, April 2021
This was my first trip to the beautiful country of Greece.
Camp Muir Hike, July 2021
For my 61st birthday I decided to hike up Camp Muir. It was also a way to test out my new right knee replacement that happened on March 1st.
I asked a bunch of people to celebrate my birthday hike with me, but only Tao Song, Craig Schilling and Mike Curry took the challenge. We arrived at Paradise parking lot around 6:30 a.m. with only about twenty cars in the parking lot. We started up the trail around 6:45 a.m. and stopped after we crossed Icicle Creekâ€¦pretty much where the snow started. We had a snack and put on our traction devices before trudging on.
Tao lead the way to Camp Muir making sure she maintained a lead of 100 yards from of us tired boys. I have done this hike about 10 times now and it never gets easier. We all know what the last mile feels likeâ€¦pure hell. At least we had beautiful clear sky and a warm sun beating down on us, no jacket required on topâ€¦just a dry shirt.
On the way down we made sure to hit every snow shoot there was. I brought a heavy duty garbage bag and it worked well for glissading. After descending and a change of clothes we stopped in Ashford for pizza and beer.
Rick Freeman & Mike Curry Glissading
Paragliding, July 2021
Linna bought Chloe Wei and little ole me a tandem paragliding flight with our friend Yun Ling for our birthdays. Yun Ling has probably paraglided over 1,000 times in his four years of experience, so I felt completely safe.
Colombia Trip, December 2020
My wife Linna decided to book a trip to Colombia last minute for some warm weather.
Palouse Trip, June 2020
Six of us drove over to Southeast Washington to see the beautiful Palouse Falls and area.
Austria & Slovakia, April 2019
Linna and I started in Munich and drove down to Austria and then over to Slovakia.
Winthrop Trip, February 2019
Our good friend Jim Darmiento was celebrating his 50th birthday in Winthrop, Washington and asked a few friends to come along. He rented Hazel’s Overnight rental right across the street from Copper Glance restaurant in the heart of Winthrop. In fact our first night we had dinner and drinks at the Copper Glance. Due to a late night, we headed out snowshoeing Patterson Lake next day, followed with drinks and appetizers at the Sun Mountain Lodge.
Mt. Pilchuck Snow Hike, January 2019
The cold air and heavy snow made this sweet basic Pilchuck hike into a cold ass kicker. Washington received tons of snow this year so every hike this winter has seen heavy snow pack. The winter route up to Pilchuck is steep and deep in snow…..but still very worth it.