Glacier Peak Circumnavigation, Glaciers 147-153

After my friend Adam’s passing this year, I’ve pondered where I’d like my ashes to be spread when I...

Chilliwack 4-pack: Rahm, Custer, Redoubt and Spickard, Plus Glaciers 142-146

“Depot Falls,” I was told. “Go!” Years after this suggestion I dangled above Depot Falls. With my fate entrusted to a branch, I understood,...

Adam Roberts, RIP: 2/11/85-12/27/16

On my desk I have a quote taped there. It comes from a fortune cookie. It says, “A man’s...

The Olympic Traverse

May 11-19, 2016 – By Jason Hummel Out my front door three blocks down 30th St. is a trail...

Sauk River to Highway 2

Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller and Ben Starkey April 7 – 12, 2016 In April 2016, Kyle Miller and I finished...
Adventures, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
Glacier Peak Circumnavigation, Glaciers 147-153
Adventures, Backpacking, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
Chilliwack 4-pack: Rahm, Custer, Redoubt and Spickard, Plus Glaciers 142-146
Blog, short stories, Stories
Adam Roberts, RIP: 2/11/85-12/27/16
Adventures, Backpacking, Olympic National Park, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
The Olympic Traverse
Adventures, Backpacking, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
Sauk River to Highway 2
Adventures, Skiing, Stories, Washington State

Glacier Peak Circumnavigation, Glaciers 147-153

After my friend Adam’s passing this year, I’ve pondered where I’d like my ashes to be spread when I pass on. It’s a hard question we avoid, most of us, our entire lives. We leave the choice to family and…

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Adventures, Backpacking, Skiing, Stories, Washington State

Chilliwack 4-pack: Rahm, Custer, Redoubt and Spickard, Plus Glaciers 142-146

“Depot Falls,” I was told. “Go!” Years after this suggestion I dangled above Depot Falls. With my fate entrusted to a branch, I understood, and quickly became mesmerized by the thunderous rumble of glacier melt that poured 1000 feet to the forested valley floor, so distant and insignificant…

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Adventures, Backpacking, Blog, Skiing, Washington State

Mt. Baker: Glaciers 136 through 139

In 2003 my friend Ben Manfredi, on one of his final ski adventures, soloed the Roosevelt and Coleman Headwalls in a back to back double hitter that – to this day – remains one of my fav trip reports of his…

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Crystal Mountain Ski Area to I90

March 30 – April 2nd, 2017   I set out to meet Kyle Miller at his Mom’s place in Kent, Washington at 4 AM. Kyle had taken a hiatus from Finland where he had met a girl the previous year, a girl whom he married this summer,…

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Adam Roberts, RIP: 2/11/85-12/27/16

On my desk I have a quote taped there. It comes from a fortune cookie. It says, “A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.” I look at it every day. My friend Adam Roberts dreamed of snow. It…

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Adventures, Backpacking, Stories, Wyoming

Wind River Range, Wyoming

July 16-23, 2016 – By Jason Hummel  The Wind River Range in Wyoming is among the tastiest backpacking recipes anywhere. Once arrived set the sun to bake. Follow trails to paths then leave trails behind. Along your hike combine 12 cups lake hoping,…

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Adventures, Backpacking, Olympic National Park, Skiing, Stories, Washington State

The Olympic Traverse

May 11-19, 2016 – By Jason Hummel Out my front door three blocks down 30th St. is a trail that takes me to the shores of Commencement Bay and from there, in the distance, rise the Olympic Mountains. I’m not…

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Adventures, Backpacking, Skiing, Stories, Washington State

Sauk River to Highway 2

Jason Hummel, Kyle Miller and Ben Starkey April 7 – 12, 2016 In April 2016, Kyle Miller and I finished skiing the northern section of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington State to Highway 2 (story here). A week later, in…

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Adventures, Backpacking, Skiing, Washington State

14 Lakes Traverse

March 29, 2016: Jason Hummel and Kyle Miller Skiing the northern section of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness north of Mt. Daniel to Highway 2 rarely excited me. I had preemptively decided that it lacked the peaks and high country necessary…

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Mount Daniel Circuit

May 30, 2015: Jason Hummel and Jeff Rich Fog and clouds ghosted through the surrounding fir trees and tiptoed over the placid waters of Tucquala Lake, the evening I arrived to the trailhead for Mount Daniel (7959 feet), the tallest peak in Washington’s Alpine…

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