Richland Man Shares His Wisdom About His 2600+ Mile Hike!

Aaron Ellig completed a “through-hike” of the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s an accomplishment few people can claim. Listen to this episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast as Aaron shares his experience and wisdom from the Mexico to Canada epic journey! Click the play button below to listen to the interview. Podcast: Play in new window […]

Still hiking in his 70’s

Meet Dick, he should serve as an inspiration to us all. Dick has been hiking Badger Mountain for years with his son’s black lab (he’s pretty much adopted the dog for himself!)  I’ve known Dick for almost 20 years and he started hiking Badger Mountain after he had open heart surgery and coronary artery bypass […]

Candy Mountain Contrasting Hikes 3 days, 3 different hikes

The snow we had when we woke up on Sunday morning was calling me to one of my local mountains for a hike.  I chose Candy Mountain because it is closer to my home than other trails.  I really wanted to hike in the snow, especially since it was only a couple of inches deep. […]

Rattlesnake Wildlife Preserve Hike with the Boy Scouts

What a pleasure to hike the Rattlesnake Wildlife Preserve with the Boy Scouts from Troop 290 from West Richland this beautiful day! This was an awesome hike, we covered 9.5 miles.  Our moving time was about 3 and a half hours and we climbed about 1885 feet.  You can see our path on these GPS […]

Hike Healthy Podcast Featured on World-Renowned Show!

The Hike Healthy Podcast was recently featured as a success story on the 48 Days to the Work You Love podcast with my mentor, Dan Miller! You can listen to the brief clip by clicking play on the podcast player.  Please visit the Hike Healthy Podcast to learn more about it!   Podcast: Play in […]

Richland Man Completes Through-Hike, Mexico to Canada!

A Richland man had a big goal and he decided to go for it! Aaron Ellig had heard of people hiking from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Now, 5 months and over 2600 miles later, He’s done it! To quote Aaron from his Blog (One Man, One Trail), “The PCT was a […]

Richland Man Almost Done, Mexico to Canada Thru-Hike!

Aaron Ellig from the Tri-cities is almost done with his 5-month journey on a thru-hike on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Ellig started on the Mexico/California border and headed north from there with Canada as his goal. Ellig has seen everything from nude hikers to bears. He also experienced some of the California wildfires from an […]

Candy Mountain with friends

I remembered a friend who knows I love to hike.  He asked me to give him a heads-up when I was going to hike and he might join me.  Well, I saw him at church and knew I wanted to hike the next morning because I would not be riding my bike to work and […]

Mt. Hood to Mt. Rainier, Way to Go Joe!

Congratulations to Joseph Jamison who is a Hiketri-cities reader.  Joe served our country in Afghanistan and is in the Army at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.  He came to the great Northwest to enjoy hiking in the Cascade Mountains. One of the most memorable trips of my life! He just finished a dream hike from […]

Mexico to Canada, Richland Hiker has made it to Washington!

Richland hiker Aaron Ellig has made it to Washington State after 4 months on the Pacific Crest Trail on a “through hike” from Mexico to Canada! Ellig has been through a lot on this epic journey. You can see some of the previous posts from Aaron’s journey here at 1000 miles!  Richland man’s Pacific […]