News Archive

Jul. 2nd, 2017 - National Parks #37 (Mesa Verde), #38 (Black Canyon of the Gunnison), and #39 (Great Sand Dunes) have been checked off. Only 20 to go.

May. 25th, 2017 - Ali turns 5!

May. 24th, 2017 - Jack turns 3!

Feb. 28th, 2017 - Jason turns 37 years old

Jan. 1st, 2017 - Happy New Years!!!

Aug. 7th, 2016 to Aug. 11th, 2016 - Tracy, Jason, and their friend Tyler Cruze completed an epic 4 night trip in the Northeast Olympics.

Jul. 27th, 2016 - TRACY IS 40!

Jul. 16th, 2016 - Seattle to Portland bike ride. Jason's 10th and Tracy's 9th.

May. 24th, 2016 to May. 25th, 2016 - Happy Birthdays kids! Ali 4, Jack 2

Jun. 20th, 2015 - National Park #36 is checked off with The National Park of American Samoa. It's also the furthest park from home.

May. 25th, 2015 - Ali is now 3 years old. Happy Birthday Ali!

May. 24th, 2015 - Jack is now 1 year old. Happy Birthday Jack!

May. 1st, 2015 to May. 31st, 2015 - It's bike to work month. Get out your bike and get to work :)

Mar. 16th, 2015 - Well we are almost completely back. We still have a few themes to fix and some backend stuff, but its mostly ready to go. On the positive side, we now have a much more robust back scheme in place as well as a nice new UPS to keep the site from blowing up again.

Mar. 5th, 2015 - The bad news is Madcampers.com's webserver more or less died. We had a lot of data corruption due to a power outage wreaking havoc on the SSD running the website. Basically we lost a bunch of stuff and have to piece together what we can from backups. It might take awhile, but we will have it back to where it was in a bit.

Feb. 17th, 2015 - Channel Islands National Park has now been checked off. Only 24 left!

Aug. 20th, 2014 - National Park #34 (Crater Lake) has been checked off.

Aug. 3rd, 2014 - Our Flathead/Glacier trip is in the bag. Pics are up.

Jul. 12th, 2014 - Jason's 8th STP and Tracy's 7th turned out to be the absolute hardest due to the heat and Jason wrecking at about mile 10, but we did do it.

May. 25th, 2014 - Allison turns 2, just one day after her little brother was born.

May. 24th, 2014 - Jackson Donald is here! He weighs in at 8lbs 13oz and 22 inches long. Both Mom and baby are doing well.

May. 1st, 2014 - Just in case you don't know our baby boy is due to arrive on May 20th and his name will likely be Jackson Donald.

Apr. 6th, 2014 - National Park #33 has now been checked off with our visit to Petrified Forest NP in Northern Arizona.

Feb. 23rd, 2014 - We are back from our Hawaii trip and pics are now up. Enjoy!

Feb. 2nd, 2014 - SUPERBOWL!!! GO HAWKS

Dec. 25th, 2013 - Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Dec. 23rd, 2013 - Jason's started to pound off again, see his progress here: Pounding Off Again

Dec. 1st, 2013 - The secret is out. Our little family is growing again. This time it's going to be a baby boy. Just when the end of diapers was in site for Ali we get to do it all over again.

Oct. 15th, 2013 - The pictures for our North and South Dakota trip are finally up. Please check them out.

Aug. 21st, 2013 - We apologize if the site has been up and down lately, we just moved to a big new house and it took awhile to get things all moved. It should be much better from here on out.

Aug. 18th, 2013 - 3 new National Parks checked off. Only 27 left!

May. 25th, 2013 - Ali's now 1 year old. Happy Birthday Ali!!!

May. 21st, 2013 - Summer, Winter, & Seahawks new themes have been rolled out. Enjoy!

May. 11th, 2013 - We have reached the summit of Mt. St. Helens. You can check out the trip report on the adventures page.

Apr. 18th, 2013 - All the pics for Hawaii are now up. Enjoy!

Apr. 5th, 2013 to Apr. 14th, 2013 - Back to Hawaii again. Ali's first trip. 3 days in Waikiki and 6 on Kauai. Also Ali will be spending lots of time with Grammy and Gerry.

Apr. 2nd, 2013 - Ali's first backpacking trip is in the bag. Pics are on the pictures page and a trip report will follow soon.

Feb. 28th, 2013 - Happy Birthday Jason. Also lots of minor changes coming to the site soon, some more noticeable than others. For example, the pano display has been revamped.

Feb. 15th, 2013 - We are loading up the Jeep and heading to Redwood National Park today. Number 29!

Nov. 11th, 2012 - Almost everything has been moved over to the new super efficient and completely Madcampers dedicated OpenBSD web server. Yay!

Oct. 26th, 2012 to Oct. 31st, 2012 - Biscayne, Everglades, and Dry Tortugas NPs are all checked off. Florida was great despite Hurricane Sandy brushing by.

Sep. 15th, 2012 - All of the pictures from our Utah/Nevada trip are up.

Sep. 4th, 2012 - The National Park Project Page has been updated to reflect the 6 new parks we visited in Utah and Nevada last month. Zion and Bryce were our favorites.

May. 25th, 2012 - Allison Marie Schellberg was born on May 25th, 2012 at 10:31am in Kirkland, WA at Evergreen Medical Center. She weighed 7lbs 11oz and was 20 inches long. Also we would like to thank both the doctors and the nurses. They truly did an amazing job.

Feb. 28th, 2012 - Jason turned 32!!!

Feb. 27th, 2012 - We are back from Hawaii. We had an incredible time. Pics are also mostly up except the panos and startrails.

Feb. 10th, 2012 - Big News!!! For those who have not heard, we are expecting our first child. That is right, Tracy is pregnant. We have already found out the sex, it will be a girl and her name is going to be Allison Marie Schellberg, but just Alli or Ali for short. She is due May 31st in case you were wondering.

Sep. 20th, 2011 - Themes are now fixed :)

Sep. 14th, 2011 - In case you haven't noticed, we are still working out the bugs following the server upgrade. The adventures pages should now all function and also for your convenience we've added a lightbox clone to display images. and just a hint, you can use your keyboard's arrow keys to advance the pics. Enjoy!!!

Sep. 7th, 2011 - If you have noticed a bit of instability on the website lately, we apologize. We just did some hardware updates on the server including reinstalling the OS and took a bit of time. The good news is that it is mostly done except for some reason themes are now broken. We will work on that.

Aug. 21st, 2011 - We have returned from The Last Frontier. A trip which checked off 3 more national parks. Pictures are already up for the first two legs of the trip. Have a look if you desire.

Aug. 1st, 2011 - We just returned from our 2 week trip in California. It was wonderful and we were able to check off 4 more National Parks (Lassen, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite). Also we now can both say we have climbed Half Dome.

May. 9th, 2011 - We finished web development work on what we are calling our National Park Project. Click on the fun pic in the left column to see more. Let us know what you think, but honestly do not expect that counter to move up too fast. This goal will likely take our entire lives to complete.

Apr. 12th, 2011 - Hawaii pics are up. Enjoy!

Apr. 11th, 2011 - Been very lazy about updating the site lately. Our apologies. A lot has gone on though, so I hope that works as an excuse. In no particular order: Jason turned 31, we have a new and very energetic puppy named Isabella (Izzy for short, and pics will come soon), we went to Jackson Hole for some great skiing in Feb and finally, we returned from Hawaii last night (Pics up soon). We will try to be better about posting in the future, so sorry everyone.

Jan. 3rd, 2011 - As promised, our wedding pics are up. We apologize for the delay, but had a lot of sorting and printing to do and weren't quite ready to unleash them upon the world. Here are links to the galleries:

Friday's Pics
Saturday's Pics

That isn't all the pics (There were over 1600) but if you really want to look through them all we can probably figure out a way to get them to you. Enjoy!

Dec. 26th, 2010 - Very bad news to all who haven't heard. At about 9:30AM MST our beloved Schnauzer Sasha bid farewell to this world. She had a good life and was loved by many. She was laid to rest in Belfry, MT along side some of her friends. We miss you Sasha.

Dec. 12th, 2010 - For folks that are eagerly awaiting our wedding pics, we promise to have them up by NEW YEARS. We have most of the images now, we just need to go through and pick out the good ones. Hang in there.

Oct. 13th, 2010 - We created a new theme in honor of our beloved Seahawks. Check it out and let us know if you like it. Let go Hawks!!!

Sep. 9th, 2010 - The website is back up and ready to go. I apologize for the inconvenience. The cause of the outage was due to a Comcast tech putting a filter on my line due to line noise. They came out and removed the filter.

Sep. 9th, 2010 - Mt Baker and the first part of the honeymoon pics are up. Please be sure to check out the Panos from Canada.

Jul. 31st, 2010 - TRACY & JASON TIED THE KNOT!!!

Jul. 27th, 2010 - Tracy's birthday and a successful summit of Mt. Baker with our friend John Shultz.

Jul. 18th, 2010 - Packed our back country skis up to Camp Muir on Mt. Rainier and skied down! Our first trip with the new skis! F-U-N!

Jul. 6th, 2010 - 2 new trip reports are now up. Have a look and let us know if you like them.

Jul. 2nd, 2010 to Jul. 5th, 2010 - Marmot Pass loop. Tracy Jason and Sash went on a 3 night loop. Sash's longest trip!

Jul. 2nd, 2010 to Jul. 5th, 2010 - 3 nights loop up the Tubal Cain to Marmot Pass then out Dungeness Trail. Sasha's longest backpacking trip!

Jun. 25th, 2010 to Jun. 27th, 2010 - Colonel Bob trip. Climbed Col Bob on Sat with Jason and Sasha. Beautiful views then camped Sat night at the Queets.

May. 27th, 2010 to May. 31st, 2010 - Elwha River- Took off for Memorial Day weekend 4 nights up the Elwha.

Apr. 16th, 2010 to Apr. 18th, 2010 - Another Lena Lake Adventure. No snow but a rainy Saturday that turned to a stary night and sunny Sunday!

Apr. 10th, 2010 to Apr. 11th, 2010 - Four mile get away up to the Boulder River for an overnighter.

Mar. 31st, 2010 to Apr. 1st, 2010 - Backpacked in Saguaro National Park.

Mar. 27th, 2010 to Mar. 29th, 2010 - Backpacked in Joshua Tree National Park with Jason's Mom.

Mar. 10th, 2010 - We've been pretty lazy lately when it comes to keeping the site up to date with new trip reports and pictures. We promise to be better about that this year, starting with our first 2 overnighters. Check them out on the adventures page.

Feb. 28th, 2010 - Today is Jason's 30th Birthday!!!

Oct. 23rd, 2009 to Oct. 25th, 2009 - Enchantments: We took the day off Friday and headed for Colchuck Lake for the weekend. Friday we got soaked to the bone but we stuck it out and Saturday was a beautiful fall day with great views.

Aug. 14th, 2009 to Aug. 26th, 2009 - We just completed our first trip to Glacier National Park. It was a 78 mile, 7 night trek through some of the most beautiful country either of us have ever seen. We also thouroughly enjoyed the train ride there and back.

Jul. 27th, 2009 - On Tracy's 33rd Birthday we reached the summit of Mt. Olympus in Olympic National Park. Send your congrats to Tracy for working so hard on her own birthday.

Jul. 12th, 2009 - On our third attempt, we finally summited the highest peak in Washington. Mt Rainier, at 14,410 ft above sea level, is no longer on our to do list.

Jun. 1st, 2009 - Jason finally got his perl scripts running properly, so new website galleries are up. Also the transition to the new operating system is all but complete. 4 new TRs coming soon, so stay tuned.

May. 12th, 2009 - This is more of a test than anything. This website is now running on Windows 7 RC. Amazingly easy to set this up, took about 1 hour to getthe site back up and running once Windows 7 was installed.

Apr. 7th, 2009 - BIG NEWS!!!! At around 6:45PM (Hawaii Time) Jason proposed marriage to Tracy and Tracy accepted. Sorry everyone, but both these cats are off the market. Stay tuned for more details.

Apr. 4th, 2009 to Apr. 12th, 2009 - We are off to paradise for spring break in Hawaii. 2 Days in Waikiki, then 6 on Kauai on Moloa'a Bay.

Mar. 21st, 2009 to Mar. 23rd, 2009 - Visit to Napa Valley to celebrate J's mom's 60th birthday with Heather and Tony.

Mar. 11th, 2009 - The trip report for the Olympic Hot Springs trip is now up. Enjoy!

Mar. 7th, 2009 - Just bought new backpacks with our REI dividends. We have to try them out so how about a backpack trip to Olympic Hot Springs.

Feb. 28th, 2009 - Jason's 29th Birthday!!! If you need the address to send presents just let one of us know.

Feb. 7th, 2009 - We are hoping this will be our first overnighter of the year. We aren't 100% sure on where we are going just yet, but we are leaning towards Surprise lake up off of highway 2.

Jan. 6th, 2009 - Arizona pics have now been added!

Dec. 8th, 2008 - Jason spent a little time to make Tracy a new theme. It needs some work (the background especially), but he still hopes she likes it.

Dec. 5th, 2008 - Yet another rivalry between Tracy & Jason. Tonight at the Tacoma Dome, The Issaquah Indians (Eagles as they are now called) take on The Skyline Spartans. Skyline currently employs Tracy and Jason is an alumni of Issaquah. May the best team win. Go Indians(Eagles)!

Oct. 17th, 2008 to Oct. 19th, 2008 - Tracy's friend Jilly Bean is coming to the SEA- Double T-LE!!! yee haw!

Oct. 12th, 2008 - There hasn't been too much going on lately, just watching football and getting ready for the winter.

Aug. 26th, 2008 - Teachers go back to work-- end of summer vacation :(

Aug. 19th, 2008 to Aug. 21st, 2008 - Backpacking in the Tetons!

Aug. 1st, 2008 to Aug. 7th, 2008 - Backpacking on the Skyline Trail in ONP.

Jul. 27th, 2008 - Happy Birthday Tracy!!!!

Jul. 18th, 2008 to Jul. 13th, 2008 - Mount Rainer Summit Attempt #1. We will keep you posted! Wish us luck and think about us this weekend!!!!

Jul. 12th, 2008 - Doing what has become our annual STP ride!!!! Riding 202 miles from Seattle to Portland on our bikes !

Jun. 27th, 2008 - Happy Birthday Aimee Jolly!!! (One of Tracy's really good friends)

Jun. 26th, 2008 to Jul. 3rd, 2008 - Tracy is in Wyoming...errr I mean Montana(Sorry Sharyn) visiting her parents. Jason is at home having lots of parties.

Jun. 8th, 2008 - We have begun our Mt. Si training series for our climb up Rainier on 7/19. Essentially we just climb Mt Si as many times as we can with weighted packs. Click Here for more info.

May. 31st, 2008 to Jun. 1st, 2008 - Overnighter to Ross Lake in the North Cascades. We had beautiful weather on Saturday and on the return trek we managed to cross paths with a black bear!

May. 24th, 2008 to May. 25th, 2008 - Mt. Rainier Classes- We are off on the mountain learning self arrests, being roped up as a team, and crack school -as the guides call it... aka crevasse rescue.

May. 22nd, 2008 - Jason gets his bike back! He got the frame and had the bike shop put it all back together. He hopes to be biking to work on Tuesday!

May. 11th, 2008 - As some of you have likely heard, Jason's beloved road bicycle has developed a crack in the frame right around the bottom bracket. It looks like Trek is going to warranty the frame as a manufacturing defect, but because of how they warranty things, my frame will be replaced by a lesser Chinese machine made frame (Jason's was hand built in the USA). So instead, Jason actually just purchased a 2006 Trek Madone 5.5 carbon fiber frame that is truly a work of art and will use that and sell the one Trek gives. So the bottom line is Jason's out a couple hundred bucks, but his new bike is more than he ever could have imagined owning.

May. 5th, 2008 - I'm very thrilled to say that access to the upper Queets River Valley will be restored on May 9th. The actual campground will not reopen until the following weekend.

Apr. 11th, 2008 to Apr. 13th, 2008 - Backpacking on the coast in ONP. Starting at Lake Ozette then to Cape Alava then Sand Point and looping back to Lake Ozette.

Apr. 4th, 2008 to Apr. 10th, 2008 - Tracy's Spring Break- We are heading to Sedona for some backpacking and SUN with J's mum!!! More details to come!

Apr. 2nd, 2008 - Kar-en-wiezen is bottled today. So far so good! We will find out in a week or two just how good. The real test will be Tracy's Auntie Karen because this is her favorite beer and was brewed especially for her!

Mar. 31st, 2008 - Tracy wins the March Fitness Contest. Tracy had 189.6 fitness units to Jason's 186.22 units. J owes Tracy dinner at the place of her choice! Stay tuned to see if Tracy can repeat in April.

Mar. 28th, 2008 - Lena Lake Hike- Although it was snowing off and on Friday, Jason, Tracy and Sashi (of course) decided it was time to get out of town and get some fresh air!

Mar. 24th, 2008 - Happy Birthday to Jason's mom!!!! See ya in a few weeks!

Mar. 20th, 2008 - Jason got all four of his wisdom teeth pulled today. All in all the surgery went pretty well, and there hasn't been too much swelling. He'll be back to 100% in no time at all.

Mar. 15th, 2008 - On this day in 1948, Jason's grandmother gave birth to Jason's father. So here's to Jason's dad. Happy Birthday! He is 60 by the way, if you didn't want to do the math.

Mar. 14th, 2008 - The Hawaii pics are up and should be for good. We also added the pics from our backpacking trip in ONP from Summer 07.

Mar. 8th, 2008 - The Washington State University Cougar basketball team defeated their arch rival, The University of Washington Huskies in double overtime by a score of 76-73. That makes 7 straight victories over UW, a new record for the Cougars. Go Cougs!

Feb. 28th, 2008 - J's 28th Birthday.. Whoo hoo! Everyone celebrate!

Feb. 15th, 2008 to Feb. 25th, 2008 - Jason and I are enjoying the fine weather and celebrating his father's 60th birthday on Oahu and Kaua'i! Wishing ya'll where here.

Feb. 13th, 2008 - John Shultz has moved to NYC. This will likely be the worst mistake of his life.

Jan. 14th, 2008 - Today is Tuesday - Does this work?