Joe Tobiason

  • Hike to the Falls above Skógafoss

    You can see Skogafoss from the highway. You will also immediately see the tourist buses and the throngs of people working hard to make the same photo. Yes the waterfall is truly amazing (put on your rain gear and get as close as possible to feel i...

    3 miles 300 ft gain

  • Bike along the Canal de la Marne a l'Aisne between Reims and Sillery

    There is nothing as romantic as a slow bike along a canal in rural France. If you talk to your hotel, guest house or AirBnB, they should be able to help you rent a bike. Ours were delivered and were only 20 Euros per day. Once you have the bikes, ...

    10.6 miles

  • Snowshoe to Skyline Lake

    Park at the Steven's Pass parking lots. If possible, park on the North side of HWY 2 (opposite the ski area). From there, start walking up between the A-Frame houses. When you get to the end of the road, you'll see the trail start to head off to ...

    5 miles 1050 ft gain

  • Drive the West Fjords of Iceland in Winter

    This is about the drive. It is not about seeing one particular place because this is one of the most stunning, but remote places on earth. Start by driving from Reykjavik and enter the West Fjords. You are now ready for 2 days of driving. These so...

  • Snowshoe to Panorama Point at Mt. Rainier

    Enter through the Logmire entrance and park at the Paradise lot. From the jump off point, you will see lots of signs pointing out the various hikes around the Pardise area. Since there is snow, these can be harder to follow. Panorama point is one...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Watch the Sunrise at Palouse Falls

    Arrive late at night, when you can see the Milk Way high above your heads. Catch some sleep before an early alarm around 6, when there's just a hint of color on the horizon (we went in early October, when the sun doesn't rise until 7). Roll out of...

    2 miles

  • Sunrise snow hike of Mt Pilchuck

    We arrived at the base of Mt Pilchuck right at sunrise. On this clear and cold morning, the clouds were a bright pink as we started climbing through the woods. For the first mile, the snow was not very deep and was easy to do with just hiking boo...

    5.4 miles 2300 ft gain