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Fresh snow and ice covered the Puget Sound making traveling a bit precarious. With a blue bird day, snow plowed on Highway 2, and low avalanche danger; staying home was not an option. Due to tricky issues with planning a ski trip joining Steve's adventure turned out to be...

Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

Buck Mountain continuously kept getting canceled due to raging fires smoldering through the Glacier Peak Wilderness. With each year a new valley in the area burned making it impossible to link into the Glacier Peak Mega Circuit. Smaugust was no exception this year, we contemplated biking 40 extra miles...

Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

After my Burgundy Spire Accident I had to give up mountaineering for a while. When I finally recovered enough to hike, a small run would be enough to re-injure my knee once more forcing me to be very careful with getting back in shape. With rare winter conditions it...
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

Date: September 13, 2013 Partner: Matt Lemke Peak: Burgundy Spire Grade: 5.8, 8 Pitches
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

A decent quality route up one of the Stuart Range's 8000 foot peaks
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

Boston Basin Trailhead View "I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau The Torment Forbidden...
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

"You can take the man out of the woods, but you can't take the woods out of the man" -Gary Paulsen This was the most exciting adventure of the year. I had been wanting to do the Ptarmigan Traverse for a very long time. From having an...
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

When it rains, it pours! This is by far the wettest trip I've ever had in my mountaineering experience. Although the weather started out good, we could not escape the bad weather in time and ended up in some of the worst conditions for getting into the mountains. From...
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

Last year when heading down Eldorado Peak I saw Spire Point's North Face blazing with sunset colors. It looked impossibly difficult, but perhaps that's what caught my attention about this mountain. I studied maps and looked at photographs which all made it seem like a far off fantasy. Interest...
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

"The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been." -Albert Einstein Jack Mountain is rarely ever climbed due to it's all around alpine difficulty. The...
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Jan 5, 2019

Snowshoeing, Snow Climb, Hiking

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