Sahale Mountain

Date: July 15, 2018 Start: Cascade Pass Trailhead (three miles prior due to road closure) Location: North Cascades National Park Distance: 19 miles (6-mile round-trip addition because of road closure) Duration: 14 hours 41 minutes Type: Out-and-back References: SummitPost My headlamp cast a long beam of light into the darkness. Besides Mack walking by my... Continue Reading →


Mount Hood

Date: May 28, 2018 Start: Tilly Jane Sno Park Distance: 9.9 miles Duration: 16 hours 5 minutes Type: Point-to-point References: Mt. Hood Climber's Guide by Bill Mullee; SummitPost "Rock!!!" The sound of my voice felt so small and helpless against the vastness of Wy'east's intimidating northeast flank. I looked behind me to make sure Mack had actually... Continue Reading →

Glacier Peak

Date: July 28, 2018 Start: Sloan Creek Campground Distance: 34 miles Duration: 17 hours 28 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; The Mountaineers The sound of low rumbling shook me from a deep sleep. Bursts of light cast shadows of the surrounding trees on the walls of our tent. I... Continue Reading →

Mount Thielsen

Date: May 13, 2018 Start: Mount Thielsen Trailhead Distance: 9-10 miles Duration: 10 hours 4 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back  References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Outdoor Project I laced up my climbing shoes and took a deep breath. Hischokwolas' summit spire loomed high above us, its basaltic andesite rock glinting in the sunlight.... Continue Reading →

Grand Canyon R2R2R

Date: March 26, 2018 Start: Pipe Creek Vista Distance: 44-45 miles Duration: 14 hours 51 minutes (breaks not included) Elevation gain: 10,780 feet Type: Out-and-back Map: Sky Terrain Trail Maps: Grand Canyon National Park Visions of cheese bagels danced in my delirious head. I searched my pack in vain for something appetizing to eat. Applesauce, Larabar,... Continue Reading →

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