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New Mixtape for Autumn!
There really isn’t any other time like the Fall. Nothing stays the same for long — always in flux. It’s hard to capture any specific moment as you chase the subtle but quick progression of everything around you. Here are a few songs that come close to capturing those feelings for me. 
Listen on 8tracks   |   Listen on Spotify

New Mixtape for Autumn!

There really isn’t any other time like the Fall. Nothing stays the same for long — always in flux. It’s hard to capture any specific moment as you chase the subtle but quick progression of everything around you. Here are a few songs that come close to capturing those feelings for me. 

Listen on 8tracks   |   Listen on Spotify

Summers in Seattle get busy. The weather is only sunny from about July 5 through my birthday (mid-September) every year, and so everything interesting gets crammed into those ~12 weeks. When you’re talking about a couple of music festivals, a handful of inevitable weddings, two holidays, and at least one or two weekends consumed by vacation, half your summer is already gone.

And yet, Seattle is at the heart of what I consider the most beautiful region of the country, and just screams to be explored. The Puget Sound, the coastal ocean beaches, the thousands of rivers and lakes. The Cascades, Snoqualmie Region, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St Helens, Mt. Hood. The forests & rainforests! The peninsulas and islands!

So a goal was set last year — put a dedicated effort into hiking every Sunday possible. Last year was kicked off by a 12-miler at Tiger Mountain, and followed by 6 or 7 additional hikes that year. But to me, that wasn’t enough. There is so much more to see, and I want to experience it all!

Long story short, I went on a hike yesterday. While it’s easiest to drive the 30 minutes out to the Issaquah region, where you can find hundreds of trails, I instead decided to trek out the 2 hours into the North Cascades for a 10-mile hike on the Elliot Trail loop up to Goat Lake; and it was stunning. Above are a few shots of the mountains, which turn jagged, steep, and perpetually snowy in that region. Just gorgeous.

Three more shots from the hike.

Butterfly/Moth, Dogwood Flowers, and Sun-Shiny Trees. 

New 8tracks mix: Salute to Doe Bay Fest

Rio  |  Hey Marseilles
Whole Moon  |  Land of Pines
Caroline  |  Noah Gundersen
The Tailor  |  Blitzen Trapper
Holiday  |  Poor Moon
All of the Lights  |  Portland Cello Project, feat Ellie Goulding & Kanye West
Eye of Yours  |  Radiation City
I Was Born to Love Her  |  Ivan & Alyosha
Monsters (Live)  |  Lemolo
Let the Door Swing  |  Birds & Batteries
Seer  |  Motopony
Een Sah Ewe  |  THEESatisfaction