Snow Camping 101

Look, winter is a rough time of the year for many of us adventurers. Even with the new addition of resort skiing to our repertoire we still find ourselves languishing without frequent bouts of tent time. But I am here to tell you that a winter backpacking trip is NOT outside of your world of […]

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Mazama Ridge, Mt Rainier

The day after we went to Artist Point Kyle and his friend Phil and his friend Ryan drove down to Mt Rainier to snowshoe Mazama Ridge.  I couldn’t go because I was working a double that day.  Sigh.  However, they brought back these beautiful pictures for me to post and said that although it was […]

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The Belly of the Beast

As I was being lowered, belly flop style, into a crevasse yesterday I couldn’t help but mutter, “Well this is the strangest decision I have ever made.”  In retrospect, strange might not be the perfect word to describe it. Yesterday our team and three other teams (there were a lot of people up on the […]

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Fresh Powder

FINALLY the Northwest got some fresh snow.  Last Friday Abigail, my mom, my mom’s friend Anita, and I headed up to Paradise in order to snowshoe out to reflection lake.  When we got to the lower lodge we were greeted by a closed gate and the information that they wouldn’t be opening the road to […]

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