Labyrinth Mountain, Washington State

Another night time hiking adventure, the third time this year we have arrived at the trailhead and hiked just as it was getting dark. It is a neat experience hiking to the dark, seeing the blanket of stars and breathing in the cool night air. We found the lake after a steep ascent, and found…

Hassio and Z-Wave

So my Monoprice / Zooz 4 in 1 sensor was stuck reading the same temperature. I tried rebooting, complete shutdowns etc with no change. I had the idea to try and remove the node, but could not successfully remove the node by using the tools in the Z-Wave manager in Hassio. I decided to do…

Scottish Lakes – Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Scottish Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington State is a beautiful location that is rarely visited. Just Walk up permits, so no lottery system like the Enchantments. My GAIA GPS Link The first stage of this 4 day / 3 night backpack was to hike up 3300 ft to Lake Ethel and…

Broken Top

While at the Beer Festival in my new favorite city Bend Oregon, where they grow hops in the street. We were talking to a couple of girls at the merchandise tent about hiking and they said we need to check out an unnamed lake just below the ridge of Broken Top. We did not have…

Mount Hood – The Timberline trail #600

This year has been one of exploring new areas since original plans were put off due to weather. Mike Suggested the Timberline Trail around Mount Hood since he has never done a trail around a mountain before, he thought it would be a great challenge. DIFFICULTY Total Distance – About 40 Miles Total Elevation Gain…

The Pasayten Wilderness

Just got back from a great weekend full of mountain flowers, snow capped peaks of the Pasayten Wilderness in northern Washington State. My hiking buddy Mike has always wanted to explore this area just south of Manning Park, BC. and suggested a loop from Slate Peak to Harts Pass. What a perfect weekend for it,…

Home Assistant Down!!!!

I did an update to the latest version of Home Assistant, and boom it did not boot. I am running Hassio on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and did not have a permanent monitor hooked up to it, and has to scramble to find a monitor with HDMI. In the end I did not need…