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Mt. St. Helens, May 2013

I finally made it to the summit of Mt. St. Helens, Washington, again, in May. The last time I was up top was during my late Teewinot’s last climb. MSH is a fantastic, easy climb with over 5500 feet of elevation gain. I took my time, many breaks, and summited …

Sasha number one million

Climbing Squaw Peak – October 22, 2012

Here’s a few photos from our climb of Squaw Peak, 7996 feet, (renamed Ch-Paa-Qn recently) on October 22nd, 2012. Connor Given, Nick Worden and Ozzy, Spencer Goetter and Sasha, and myself did the two-hour hike in a good snow squall, which made this normally easy hike a technical one.   …

Montana Manifesto

We have ridiculously ambitious plans for 2012: Winter – Spring 100 days of backcountry Skiing! (to qualify for official ski bum status) Wisherd Ridge, Rattlesnake Rattlesnake Wilderness Tour 9 mile tour Sonielem Ridge, Missions Bitterroot Bonanza, El Capitan 10 days at Lost Trail Scapegoat Skilunking Hot Springs, Stanley, Goldbug Rock …

Lost Gear List

The other day I got to thinking, “how much gear have I lost over the years?” Some of us can recall that movie or CD that somehow turns up missing, after you haven’t thought about it for a year or more. Did you loan it to someone and then forget …