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…

Mount Edward Albert

I have not thought of Vancouver Island as a place to hike for alpine views, glaciers and snow capped peaks. So when I was invited to in hike Strathcona Provincial Park, I was totally surprised by all that I experienced. We arrived at the park late and did not start hiking till 9 PM. Our…

Home Automation – Temperature Trigger

Now I have my Home Automation server working and 95% of my devices moved over, it was time to setup some of the automatons I wanted. Turn on and off Fans when the temperature hits a certain temperature Lock / Unlock the door via presence detection – working on Monitor the power of my Washing…