A phenomenal day in the Baker backcountry with even better sights. Good skiing but better views and even better friends.
Background Trip Report Background Friday had brought intense solar radiation to the Cascades, warming southern slopes and creating a freeze-thaw cycle that resulted in a thick crust layer. Kyle, Steve, Logan and I joined up […]
A bluebird November couloir with extra turns for fun.
Harvesting power on Thanksgiving Day on Tye Peak.
An amazing November day with light, dry snow in the Crystal backcountry. Part one of an exploratory weekend.
An early season tour of Bullion Basin that rewarded with surprising coverage and awesome powder.
A shoulder season scramble of Mt. Forgotten, through snow and blue skies.
A gem of an October day running through Rainier National Park.
A march through fall colors, larches, and across loose rock in the Entiat Range. Tagged Mt. Maude, 7 Fingered Jack, and Mt. Fernow along the way.
A smoky day trip up Mt. Daniel. Who knew that such a moderate hike could feel so bad?
A marvelous alpine bushwhack from Mt. Watson to Mt. Blum in early September. A true gem.
13 hours on the Painted Traverse, an aesthetic ridgeline below Glacier Peak. With 22 miles and 12,000′ vertical gain, as well as lots of route-finding challenges and little trail, this is an excellent day out.
A quick, solo trip up Glacier Peak in late summer to finish off my last Washington volcano!
A quick run up Mt. Pugh for training and to re-do a failed attempt earlier in the year due to snow.
A day spent exploring the Tepeh Towers behind Eldorado Peak, and tagging the Eggplant. No summit but no problem…the objective for the day was exploring.
A 7-day trip on the Wind River High Route in Wyoming, a world-class adventure.
A 3 day, off-trail high route across the Beartooth Plateau in southern Montana.
A single-day run on the Teton Crest Trail in Teton National Park. 41 miles of pure gold…and pain.
An exploratory run on the Togwotee Plateau.
A return trip to Sloan Peak with Tyler, this time with much less snow and perfect weather.
A return trip to the Easton Glacier on Mt. Baker, which was my first glacier climb and has a special place in my heart.
Memorial Day Weekend on Silver Star Mountain in Washington Pass.
A spring tour ski ascent of Black Peak with an extension tour of Last Chance Pass.
A spring adventure to Snowking Mountain with Tyler and Jon. Ultimately, we bivied on the trail and didn’t summit, but we had a great time exploring the Cascades.
A beautiful spring ski descent of the Eldorado Glacier and ascent of the East Ridge of Eldorado Peak.