Just off Washington State Route 4, about 14 miles west of Longview, WA is a tiny cemetery, hidden in obscurity and overgrowth. There are only a handful of graves at the diminutive site, but with […]
To many visitors, Pratt Mountain, or simply “The Pratt” as it’s called by woodland hipsters, appears to be a giant heap of talus rising from the montane forest… …and it pretty much is. THE SHORT […]
THE HISTORY In 1898 copper bearing minerals were found perched in a narrow canyon not far from the now defunct settlement of Halford, WA. Eight years later in 1906, the Buckeye Claims, as they were […]
“Ice Cave? In the desert? wtf?” That’s what I thought when I saw a small adit symbol marked with the aforementioned moniker on my USGS map. “What kind of ice cave are we talking about […]
There are a handful of places along the Washington State coast where petroleum naturally oozes from the ground. Not in grand tar pits, but in small seeps. Early in the 20th century, the seeps inshore […]
Join Harry Biped as he goes to look for a mine he saw on a map.
Avalanche watching with Harry Biped and special guest Nealbob
I’ve been up Mt.Teneriffe many times, with many people. It’s been a favorite of mine since I first trudged up it’s steep slopes, if not for the views and the challenge of getting to the […]