Shane Kucera is an avid explorer that dabbles in photography and hails from the Midwest. He successfully dropped out of law school and landed in Portland, Oregon, and has been hiking, climbing, paddling, skiing and snowshoeing ever since.
Even if you're not aiming for the summit, the South Route will make for an exceptional day hike.
A clear, starry night in Winthrop, Washington
Fun and quick stop along the North Cascades Loop
Washington Pass is an amazing stop. Views are not quite as dramatic but still similar to Glacier National Park.
Blue Lake has some great views and wildflowers in the summer. The water was definitely too cold for swimming - even on a hot day.
Blue Lake has some great views and wildflowers in the summer.
Great beach that's near Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda but is not nearly as crowded.
Paradise Park is prime for wildflowers in the summer time.
The snow is almost fully melted out along all of both the Lily Basin and PCT 2000 trails. Wild flowers are in full bloom.
The snow is almost fully melted out along all of both the Lily Basin and PCT 2000 trails.
The Butchart Gardens is definitely a destination to hit if you're on Vancouver Island. The fireworks shows here in the summer on Saturday nights are also impressive.
The Butchart Gardens is definitely a destination to hit if you're on Vancouver Island.
Made for a nice walking/biking trail, but on a very sunny and hot day there were no shaded spots here.
Daniel - this is an awesome submission that makes me want to get up through this route for sure! Nice work.
Caught a group slacklining into the Monkey Face. All the snow at Smith Rock is fully melted and even when still in the low 60s it felt toasty out there.
Caught a group slacklining into the Monkey Face.
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