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This picture was taken on the way up Glacier Peak. If you stare into the picture long enough you will feel like you are soaring above the clouds – just like you are climbing. Of course, if you stare into the picture that long you probably should be doing something else.
• Check out my page on Adventure Skate Skiing. Then try it. You'll never be the same.
Here are some stories and pictures from rambling and climbing in the Cascade Mountains. I post as "Roald". Also, the "UW Medical Center" trip report explains why the number of reports have decreased these past several years.
• 2010-2016 trip reports
Mount Formidable, Sept 15-16, 2016 - the Ptarmigan Traverse in late season colors (written up and posted by climbing partner Nick, with my pics added to the post)
Pasayten rambling, Ptarmigan and Dot Mountains, Aug 20-23, 2016 - unedited pics with no text of a loop trek with Alex, Tesha, and Evan - two of which are my kids
"Hard" Mox and Redoubt, July 2016 - unedited pics with no text of a climb with Eric and Crispin
Meander Meadow and Cady Ridge trail run, June 19, 2016 - "Don't go there!"
Jack Mountain attempt (and fail) from the Nohokomeen Glacier (written up by climbing partner Eric, aka "Cartman")
The Winds Play Stormy Weather, Sept 17-19, 2013 – the Baddest Storm. Ever.
Jasper, Alberta to Mt. Robson Provincial Park, BC, Sept 3-7, 2012 – "I hate Canada."
Bonanza Peak, July 13, 2012 (pics taken by Eric, but no trip report)
Tupshin, Devore, and Flora Mountains , August 4-7, 2011 – "Hey, it's Stehekin!"
Ptarmigan Traverse on skis, July 9-12, 2011 – Crikey indeed.
Mt. Goode (NE Buttress) and Storm King Mountain – Nettles and bonehead decisions. And a runaway boot and cowboy walking.
• The most important trip report ever, Dec. 2009 - Jan. 2010
• Earlier trip reports
Heat exhaustion on Luahna - a bushwhacking allegory
Pasayten rambling - the "A" Team gets Lost
Second annual ski to Trinity - distance inflation: maybe it's 46 miles, not 44!
Sherpa and Argonaut Peaks - it's about the gear
Copper and Fernow Mountains - a story of ice cream
Ski to Trinity - both metaphor and 44 miles
Earl Peak ski - posted by skiing partner Randy (I am the one carrying the orange shovel)
Mt Dickerman snowshoe - posted by hiking partner Mark, with his cool video
• Trip reports from my "50 at 50" climbing project in 2007, in which I aimed to climb 27 of Washington's Top 100 mountains in one summer:Other stuff:
Snowfield Peak – a snowy start
Six Top 100 Peaks (plus Dumbell and Greenwood) in two days
Big Craggy and West Craggy – rambling in open country
Gardner and North Gardner Mountains – a blitz into a corner of the Cascades
Golden Horn and Tower Mountain – "territorial views..."
Cardinal/Emerald bike/hike – "Where's the bike?..."
Pasayten Peakbagging – trash talking all the way
Climbs, hikes, and mountain bike rides Older pictures of some outings in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington state.
Stories of gonzo (well, sort of) mountaineering.
Great links to interesting and important stuff
Jonathan M. Karpoff
Email -- jmkarpoff[at]gmail[dot]com
Web -- http://faculty.washington.edu/karpoff/personal/index.html
Updated: Summer 2010