Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, our enthusiasm for the outdoors was cultivated at a young age by trips to the Columbia River Gorge, Bend, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, etc. After college we sought out a new challenge and decided to tackle Mt. Rainier. After months of training we’d reached our goal and attained Columbia Crest on September 7th, 2008.
In the weeks that followed we resolved to keep up our training regimen of weekly hikes to stay in shape. Idle trail talk led us to set a goal for ourselves: explore all the hikes in Harvey Manning and Ira Spring’s 55 Hikes around Snoqualmie Pass. Before long, we decided it would be fun to track our progress, and hikingwithmybrother.com was born.
The website has improved a great deal over the years. Our trip reports focus on recommending hikes we like, detailing the pitfalls, capturing the essence of the hike in pictures, and striving to give a little extra background to the hikes we do. After completing 55 Hikes, we moved beyond the confines of Snoqualmie Pass and started exploring the rest of the state. Along the way we've met a lot of hikers and outdoor lovers, as well as partnering with Backpacker Magazine, Seattle Times, Washington State Parks, and WTA. Today we continue our hikes, but we no longer do it simply for the exercise, we also do it for everyone that follows hikingwithmybrother.com and enjoys up-to-date trail reports, out of the way destinations, and adventuresome hikes. In 2014, we published our first guidebook, Hiking through History Washington: Exploring the Evergreen State's Past by Trail and working toward putting together more books in the near future.
We hope you like what we've put together for you here at hikingwithmybrother.com and use us as a resource in the future. Please feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Nathan and Jer