Backpacking

Floris van Breugel on September 29th, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard to know what season it is these days. One moment there’s huge fires burning and ash is falling on Seattle, the next day it’s snowing in the mountains before the end of September, and then it’s back to 80 degrees! Well, at some point winter will truly come. In the meantime, here’s …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on August 17th, 2017

Shortly after Aubrey and I settled into our new home in Seattle, we embarked on our first backpacking adventure in the Cascades since we left the Northwest 3 years ago. I wanted to jump right in, with a trip that really embodied the Northwest experience: crisp alpine lakes, steep vegetated slopes, bushwacking, adventurous route-finding, and …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on September 25th, 2016

(1) 2017 Calendars… pre-order now! (2) Instagram… I’m going to try sharing images there. Find me: floris_van_breugel! (3) I apologize for the lack of adventurous posts lately. I have spent much of my photographic time and energy the past two summers on a research and photography project studying the alkali flies of Mono Lake. When …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on August 27th, 2012

Last week I was finally able to get out and enjoy the mountains for the first time since my trip to the Goat Rocks in July. For this trip Aubrey and I decided to do part of the Alpine Lakes Traverse, which took us past at least 17 named lakes, and countless un-named tarns during …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on July 15th, 2012

Now that summer has officially arrived in the Northwest, it’s finally time to start backpacking in the mountains! Unlike the rest of the US, where it seems summer has been in full swing for many months, the unofficial but first recognized real day of summer up here is the day after the 4th of July. …Read the Rest…

Continue reading about In Search of Goats – The Goat Rocks Wilderness