It all started the weekend before. We had just skied Mount St Helens and I had just come back from a multi-week trip and had only ski toured once in... // 19 miles . 7850 ft gain . 10778 ft…
With a non-ideal weather system coming in, we opted to go a bit further east of the cascade crest with hopes... // 9 mi . 5400 ft gain . 6835 ft high
Baker backcountry has been on my list to visit since I first ski toured there right after taking my AIARE 1 class. I think it’s just been... // 10 mi . 3800 ft gain . 5400 ft high
I think people are fairly familiar with Pineapple Pass, Source Lake, and the Chair Peak Circumnavigation. But it seems that as people are chasing the super... // 8 miles . 3000 ft gain . 5330 ft high
We’ve been throwing around the idea of skiing in the Olympics for quite some time this season but I’d always make an excuse, not wanting... // 5 mi . 3100 ft gain . 6400 ft high
With the weather forecast calling for a snow storm in Western Washington and high winds on the east side, we chose to take on the winds on some lower... // 10 mi . 3500 ft gain. 5844 ft high
The Smithbrook area had been on my radar for a while because there’s plentiful low angle terrain with open slopes, which is less intimidating for a moderate skier like me... // 9 mi . 2500 ft gain. 5844 ft high
I wrote Part I shortly after my first major hike just under 3 months post ACL surgery and Part II is about 8 months post surgery in a full circle moment back at Granite...
With the massive Bolt Creek Fire near Index closing Hwy 2 we were optimistic to head up southeast GPW. But driving through the smoke... // 24 miles . 5000 ft gain . 8110 high
I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d scramble Black Peak an innumerable number of times. It’s hard to beat this climb from the varied... // 6700 ft gain . 8975 ft peak . 13.6 miles
Boston Peak sees only about 10 parties on its summit each year. I didn’t believe it until... // 12 mi . 6100 ft gain . 8894 ft high
This marks the third time up and down the heinous boulder fields for me. Personally I love boulder fields, but this one has always punched thoroughly each time... // 9 miles . 6700 ft gain . 8868 ft high
I was first intrigued with Three Fingers Mountain when I drove past Darrington from a short day hike. Looking up, White Horse Mountain caught my attention, but I actually... // 21 miles . 6100 ft gain . 6780 ft high
Jade and Marmot Lakes didn’t get on my radar until much more recently. As someone who chases alpine objectives more than pure backpacking destinations... // 25 miles . 6000 ft gain . 6680 ft high
Teanaways are always the perfect place to go when it’s early season and other destinations are a bit snowed in still. This year, snow lingered even more than before... // 9 miles . 3800 ft gain . 6700 ft high
It’s not too often I go into hikes and climbs with a low chance of reaching the destination. As someone who likes to be outside for... // 9.5 mi . 3600 ft gain . 5450 ft high
In a world where backcountry skiing has become popular, I wanted to share my story. Backcountry skiing is one of many sports ridiculed in inaccessibility from all aspects, yet it still allures lifelong...
If you've stuck around long enough, you may have picked up on the fact that I really do love horses! I might not go so far to say...
Every time we move into a new Gregorian calendar year, I find myself reflecting. Sometimes it comes unsolicited. I find reflection valuable throughout the year and try to not make it only at times like year ends and year beginnings.…
This is definitely a photo essay. I'm a bit all written out in terms of trip reports, but this loop-di-loop deserves a space ... // 19.5 mi . 5000 ft gain . 8375 ft high