Author: Nick Martinson

Angelina at the camp fire with an MSR Whisperlite Universal camp stove cooking dinner. Boundless Journey Photography. 1

Outdoors gifts guide: $20 and up

It’s almost Christmas time so it got us thinking about gift giving and the items that we love using.  Any of these items are sure to please the outdoor loving, adventuring seeking, and awesome people in your life!

Sawyer Mini water filter. Boundless Journey 1

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Outdoors Gifts Under $20

Great gear doesn’t have to break the bank.  Look no further for the perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoor lover in your family! And don’t forget about yourself, sometimes you just have to treat yo self…for less than $20.

A glowing tent tent with Mt. Rainier in the background. Winter camping tips. 2

Winter Camping Tips

Winter camping had been on my list of things to do for a while, but I hadn’t mustered up the will to bear the cold night.  Between the extra gear that is involved, unknown rules, and the cold, it had remained a dream.  During my last visit to Mt. Rainier to snowshoe around Paradise, I talked with a Park Ranger who laid out the rules for winter camping and talked me into camping for the night.  So, here a few tips from my first winter camping trip.

Fall foliage in the mountains and lining the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth, Washington. Boundless Journey Photography 2

Autumn in Leavenworth

The little town of Leavenworth, WA is high up on my list of favorite mountain towns.  It’s not your typical mountain town, but one with a bit of a twist.  Originally a logging town that failed, it was looking for a way to revive its economy and eventually settled on an idea.  To become a German themed town…and they pulled it off!

The Milky Way stretching from Mt. Rainier to Mt. St. Helens in Washington 6

Getting started with astrophotography

  There’s something awe-inspiring about being out in a dark landscape and gazing at stars trillions of miles away.  The nearest star aside from our sun is over 4 light years away, meaning the light...

The chalet in the Enchanted Valley in Olympic National Park, Washington. 1

Enchanted Valley

The Quinault region of the Olympic National Park is an enchanting area, so this hike does the name justice. With each mile the level of enchantment rises as you walk through lush forest and tall ferns, and past turquoise water. Toss in herds of elk and an iconic chalet built in 1930 set against a backdrop of mountains, you’ve got yourself a hell of a scene.