PCT Dispatch Midweek Microadventure Success Microadventure Reconnaissance Koma Kulshan Mt. Adams
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PCT Dispatch

I’m currently walking 500 miles solo (mostly) across Washington State via the Pacific Crest Trail! I will start July 10th and hopefully finish in late July or early August. I can be contacted at patrickmadrian@gmail.com when I have cell phone service every week or so. Trail Updates can be found below: Tweets by @adrianp12


Midweek Microadventure Success

  Leave work at 5 pm, head out for adventure, be back at work the next morning by 9 am. That is the premise behind the summer solstice microadventure challenge. After a string of amazing week long outings over the past few summers it was easy to forget about opportunities close to home. This idea […]


Microadventure Reconnaissance

In advance of a possible microadventure, I went on a drive/run/walk through Point Defiance. The 700+ acre park is a true Tacoma treasure. I spend around 5-6 hours a week in the park running but today I explored some places I’d never been on the beaches to observe the tidal currents and contemplate the feasibility […]


Koma Kulshan

In search of another Cascade volcano summit, Justin and I set sights northbound to Mt Baker, known as Komo Kulshan by indigenous tribes. The approach was mildly complicated by an access road undercut and made impassable through the dominance of all forms of water in this part of the world. From the glaciers clinging to […]


Mt. Adams

After a series of unanticipated changes in team roster I found myself in the back of my rig alone. Just enough room to sleep flat by jamming my body diagonally in the back. There was a 12,000 foot volcano, an empty lot, and me. I spent the evening watching the snow fall at an unseasonably […]

Mt Rainier looming large

May Ski Day

“Friday really should be part of the weekend” – H.C. In the spirit of getting outside, improving my skiing, and doing something new I set out to climb to Camp Muir and ski down at the invitation of my friend Justin. Muir is one of the major hubs on Mt. Rainier for climbers to rest […]

Wooden Cat


1. Shed cube life (Done) 2. Pass CFA Level III as poverty insurance (Hopefully Done) 3. Get going on some adventures (In Process)

Wall Flower


This is my new site

Bad Hair Day


I am working on my photography skills here http://cse7.org. I am using a Sony NEX5R.