Rosnovsky Park™ Blog

My first blog on Livejournal was established in 2003.
I've started this one in 2019, posting 10 blog posts so far.


Jun 5, 2022 2 min read

Oyster Dome and Lily Lake Hike

Another week, another hike. I almost forgot how rewarding it is to spend a few hours just walking through a forest, alone with my own thoughts!

May 29, 2022 2 min read

Boulder river hike

It's official: the Hiking Season 2022 is now open! First hike of the year is in the books, time to reflect on what went wrong :)

May 22, 2022 3 min read

Hiking season failed kickoff

The 2022 hiking season is off to a rough start: out of two hikes we attempted as a family, one ended with an impassable road about two miles prior to the trailhead, and the second one… well, let’s just say that we had to turn back sooner than expected.

Sep 17, 2020 25 min read

Loowit Trail

It was a terrible mistake and I shouldn't have done this trail. Sheer luck and generosity of other hikers are the only two reasons I'm not a hero of an article about local Search and Rescue trying to airlift a hiker from Mt. St. Helens.

Aug 25, 2020 9 min read

Lake Valhalla Hike

A story about a washed away road, how I couldn't find a trail, night hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, and killer-mosquitoes 🦟

Aug 20, 2020 10 min read

White Pass Hike

60,000+ steps, 20 miles round trip, 600 floors climbed. What doesn't kill you makes you back hurt. Also, I've got blisters on my thumbs 🤦‍♂️

Jul 28, 2020 4 min read

Goat Lake Hike

A perfect hike featuring creeks, streams, waterfalls, all kinds of forests, from birch to brush to old growth, and the payoff is one of the most beautiful lakes out there.

Jul 21, 2020 2 min read

Monte Cristo Ghost Town Trail

There's plenty of ghost towns in Washington. Monte Cristo is one of them. But to get there, you have to hike 🤷‍♂️

Jul 14, 2020 1 min read

Heather Lake Hike

Another beautiful hike in the mountains. A painful ascent but spectacular payoff.

Jul 11, 2020 1 min read

Wallace Falls Hike

Recently, I started hiking again with a goal to do an overnight hike in the North Cascades by the end of summer. Here's a bunch of photos from Wallace Falls trail.
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