Hiking the Glacier Basin Trail at Mount Rainier

Hello everyone.

Last week I went hiking with my brothers Justin and Brandon, sister-in-law Jackie, and their friends Jeremy and Arin. We decided to hit the Glacier Basin Trail, which starts at the White River Campground just a few miles from the Sunrise Visitor Center at Mount Rainier National Park.

It was a hike I had never done before. When we started out it was freezing and barely above 40 degrees outside. We wore layers of jackets and gloves as we walked through the forest and stopped to take pictures of the plethora of waterfalls along the trail.

Before long, we ended up removing all of the extra layers and continued on to Glacier Basin, where the forest was left far behind and we faced open meadows and the walkable Inter Fork of the White River. The views were breathtaking while they lasted, for dark clouds rolled in by the time we had finished our early morning lunch.

I took plenty of photos with the Nikon D5100, which I have been posting on my Instagram. We also filmed a video for the YouTube channel, which can be watched below.

I’d also like to take the time to announce that I will be back to vlogging on as normal of a schedule as I can. I’ll have new posts every week and I’ll be sure to share whenever we post a new video to our YouTube channel.

Until next time,



Part 2 of my North Cascades Road Trip

As I wrote yesterday, I recently traveled the North Cascades and part of Eastern Washington. Here’s part two of my trip.

I Went on a Road Trip

Hello WordPress.

The summer is drawing to a close, so I’ve trying to make the most of it. On Friday I left my house at 2:50 am to begin the 240 mile drive through North Cascades National Park and to the town of Winthrop, Washington.

I have never been that far north, and it was a very interesting trip. We attempted to summit Sourdough Mountain, but we only made it 4 miles in before turning around (buy hey, 8 miles is still a pretty good hike). We also stopped at Diablo Lake, which might be one of the coolest places on the planet! The water is incredible.

Then we stopped for the night in Withrop, a western-themed town along the Methow River in the middle of nowhere. The hotel was nice and the town is really quiet.

I recorded much of the trip, so feel free to watch my video below to see what I did during the first half of the trip!

Vlog #10: Waterfall Wednesday – Victor Falls

Here’s the tenth vlog on the YouTube channel that my brother and I started. We explored Victor Falls, a 70-foot waterfall in Bonney Lake, Washington. It’s rare to have a waterfall in the middle of an urban area, especially in Washington. Plus it’s only a few minutes from our house, so we had to check it out!

Be sure to give the video a like (and maybe consider subscribing. It would mean the world to me) and comment that you arrived from this blog!

What I’ve been up to

I’ve been making videos on YouTube. This past week my family and I went to Disneyland in California for a few days and we also made videos about that spur of the moment vacation.

Hello my friends.

Remember when I promised you all that I would post the writing I had been working on for my creative writing class in college? I didn’t.

Remember when I said that I was going to participate in April Camp NaNoWriMo? Well, I didn’t.

I signed up for Story A Day for May to continue what I did with Story A Day September. I haven’t posted for it yet and it’s May 8.

So, what have I been up to?

I’ve been doing well with school this quarter. I’m taking Intro to Mass Media, Intro to Sociology, and Environmental Issues. These classes actually take a bit of time. I’m also still working at the newspaper.

In my free time, I’ve been making videos on YouTube. This past week my family and I went to Disneyland in California for a few days and we also made videos about that spur of the moment vacation.

Hopefully I’ll be more active on this vlog before summer starts, but I’m not making any promises because I, apparently, can’t keep them. I will be doing July Camp NaNo, though, so if I don’t post again I will be back then. That’s one promise I can keep because I have always done the July Camp NaNo.

Until next time, here are my most recent vlogs.

Vlog #4 – May 8 (Recorded May 6)

Vlog #3 – May 6 (Recorded May 5)

Vlog #2 – May 5 (Recorded May 4)

New video on YouTube

I have a new video up on YouTube. It was filmed while I was in Los Angeles in February, but it took a month for me to get around to editing it.

I’ll be trying to post daily for the rest of this month to help get back into the swing of blogging. As promised, there will be some creative writing coming soon as well as a possible Camp NaNoWriMo attempt.