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 →

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Mount St. Helens

Date: December 10, 2017 Start: Marble Mountain Sno Park Distance: 12 miles Duration: 9 hours 12 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back Map: Green Trails Map 332S: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Washington Trails Association "1...2...3...4..." I counted my steps silently to myself as I trudged up the steep... Continue Reading →

Mount Shasta

Date: May 29, 2017 Start: Bunny Flat Trailhead Duration: 17 hours 5 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Mount Shasta Avalanche Center After months of anticipation, Mack and I stood atop our fifth Cascade volcano this past Memorial Day! Although our adventure wasn't without mishaps (I mean, what... Continue Reading →

Mount Adams

Date: August 20-21, 2016 Start: Cold Springs Campground Distance: 12.4 miles Duration: 2 days Type: Out-and-back References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Washington Trails Association This summer has been a busy one for outdoor adventures. Back in June, we participated in a week-long mountaineering course, successfully summiting Mount Baker during that time. In July, we... Continue Reading →

Mount Hood

Date: July 3, 2016 Start: Timberline Lodge Duration: 11 hours 52 minutes (breaks included) Type: Out-and-back Map: Adventure Maps: Mount Hood Area References: Best Climbs: Cascade Volcanoes by Jeff Smoot; Mountain Shop The starlit night sky is a welcoming site at the start of what I expect to be a long, arduous day on the... Continue Reading →

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