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... Hiking, climbing, and skiing in Washington's Cascade Mountains
This picture was taken on the way up Glacier Peak. I like the feeling it evokes of soaring above the clouds – just like you are climbing.
• The Wall Street Journal ran this story about Adventure Skate Skiing. Moose are involved.
Here are some favorite trip reports from rooting around in the hills. I post as "Roald".
• Some favorites:
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."
Tupshin, Devore, and Flora Mountains , August 4-7, 2011 – "Hey, it's Stehekin!"
Mt. Goode (NE Buttress) and Storm King Mountain – Nettles and bonehead decisions. And a runaway boot and cowboy walking.
Meander Meadow and Cady Ridge trail run, June 19, 2016 - "Don't go there!"
Heat exhaustion on Luahna - a bushwhacking allegory
Pasayten rambling - the "A" Team gets Lost
Sherpa and Argonaut Peaks - it's about the gear
Copper and Fernow Mountains - a story of ice cream
• The best trip ever: UW Medical Center
• Mostly pics (too lazy to write up a story):
Pasayten rambling, Ptarmigan and Dot Mountains, Aug 20-23, 2016 - no trip report here, just some unedited pics of a loop trek with Alex, Tesha, and Evan - two of which are my kids. Dot Lake is beautiful.
"Hard" Mox and Redoubt, July 2016 - again, no trip report, just some unedited pics of my first foray into the Chilliwack headwaters, with Eric and Crispin
Ptarmigan Traverse on skis, July 9-12, 2011 – Crikey indeed.
Bonanza Peak, July 13, 2012 (pics taken by Eric, but no trip report)
• Other 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)
Jack Mountain attempt (and fail) from the Nohokomeen Glacier (written up by climbing partner Eric, aka "Cartman")
Ski to Trinity - both metaphor and 44 miles
Second annual ski to Trinity - distance inflation: maybe it's 46 miles, not 44!
Larch Lake autumn run - cool running, and biking
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 several years ago, 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 – daughters and tattoos
Gardner and North Gardner Mountains – a blitz into a corner of the Cascades
Golden Horn and Tower Mountain – my partner expired
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