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Hex Mountain on Snowshoes

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Guye Peak GPS Track

Here’s the GPS track for our winter scramble of Guye Peak, courtesy of our climb leader John.

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Guye Peak Winter Scramble with the Mountaineers

Jenny and I went on a winter scramble up Guye Peak with other Mountaineers on Saturday. It was the first new peak of the year. It was a beautiful day, but very cold: 13 Fahrenheit/-10 Celsius. There was no wind … Continue reading

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Hike 40 of 2016: Another Trip Up Mount Si

Yesterday, on December 30, we were kicked out of work because we were moved from one building to another. Forced day off. I took the opportunity to complete hike number 40 of the year. Unfortunately, Jenny couldn’t get the day … Continue reading

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More Putrid Pete’s Pictures!

Here are a few more pictures from our scramble to Putrid Pete’s Peak, Webb, and Mount Defiance. Fellow Mountaineer Barb took these pictures.

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Three-Peak Day: Putrid Pete’s Peak, Web Mountain, and Mount Defiance

On Sunday, Jenny and I joined a 10-mile Mountaineers scramble to three peaks along the I-90 corridor. We ascended to Putrid Pete’s Peak, then scrambled to the west to Web Mountain, came back to Putrid Pete’s, ascended the ridge to … Continue reading

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Love the Light on Mount Rainier

I found another picture of Mount Rainier from the Pinnacle and Castle climb, and I just absolutely love the way the light falls on the mountain. It looks like a painting. My Olympus camera stopped working five pictures into the … Continue reading

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More Pictures of Pinnacle Peak and The Castle

Here are a few more pictures of the Pinnacle Peak and The Castle climb, courtesy of Julie and Stephen, and our route, recorded by Ben.

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Pinnacle Peak and The Castle Climb

Together with a group of Mountaineers, I climbed Pinnacle Peak and The Castle in the Tatoosh range south of Mount Rainier. This was our second attempt, after getting so close to Pinnacle Peak in June. The summer trail was a … Continue reading

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Mountaineers Trip to Maintain Mount Pilchuck Lookout

One of our climbs got cancelled, so Jenny and I were looking for something else we could do on a Saturday. We found a Mountaineers maintenance trip to the Mount Pilchuck lookout. I had been there in 2015, but Jenny … Continue reading

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Mount Adams Videos

Here are the three videos I shot while climbing Mount Adams. On the summit: Descending below Pikers Peak: Forest fire damage:

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Rerun: My favorite pictures of 2016

With the WTA Northwest Exposure 2016 photo contest coming up, here are the five pictures I’ve taken in 2016 that I like the best: Unicorn Peak: Whistler Mountain: Mount Adams summit: Mount Rainier, from the summit of Mount Adams: Scrambling … Continue reading

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Mount Adams Climb

Friday evening we drove out to Hood River, OR, where we stayed at a hotel for a last night in a bed and a gear check. Saturday morning, we ate warm breakfast, drove to the Ranger Station in Trout Lake … Continue reading

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Olympic Peninsula Trip

This past weekend, Jenny and I went on a trip to the northwest edge of the Olympic Peninsula. We took the ferry from Seattle to Bremerton, had dinner on the bay, and stayed at a hotel. Early on Saturday, we … Continue reading

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Eldorado Peak Summit Video

Here’s the video I recorded on the summit of Eldorado Peak. Our knowledgeable climb leaders are pointing out many of the peaks that were visible: Mount Baker, Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Rainier, Forbidden Peak, and many, many more.

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More Eldorado Peak Pictures

Here are a few more pictures from our Eldorado Peak climb. These were taken by fellow climber Phil.

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Eldorado Peak Graduation Climb

The last climb I needed to graduate from the Mountaineers Basic Alpine Climbing Course was a glacier climb, and after many cancellations due to bad weather, I finally got the chance this past weekend. We headed up Torment Creek, then … Continue reading

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Climbed South Early Winters Spire

Yesterday, Jenny and I climbed South Early Winters Spire with the Mountaineers. For Jenny, it was her graduation climb: She has officially finished all the requirements for the Basic Alpine Climbing course. I still need a successful glacier climb (but … Continue reading

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More Pictures from Cathedral Rock

Our awesome climb leader Brett sent out a few more pictures from Sunday’s Cathedral Rock climb. I think we (the climbers and the mountains) look great! And finally, I’ve also uploaded two videos to YouTube: one on the summit, one … Continue reading

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On the Summit of Cathedral Rock

On Sunday, June 26, three other Mountaineers and I climbed Cathedral Rock. It was a perfect day: almost no clouds, a slight breeze that kept the bugs away, a few spots with cooling snow, and dry rock to climb on. … Continue reading

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