Royal Basin, Olympic National Park

April 30th-May 3rd, 2018 G.A Whitehead, an early 20th century Forest Service Ranger named Royal Basin. His honorifics weren’t...

Mount Rainier Ski Circumnavigation

April 23-25, 2018 Mount Rainier was first circumnavigated on skis May 24-30 1986 by N.L. Kirkland, Terry Pritchards, Dana...

Mount Saint Helens, High Orbit

March 6, 2018  A high orbit of Mount Saint Helens should be on every ski tourers bucket list. Besides...

A week on Vancouver Island's West Coast Trail

In a recent article it was pointed out how my generation, born between ’77 and ’83, has been subcategorized. Apparently...

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...
Adventures, Olympic National Park, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
Royal Basin, Olympic National Park
Adventures, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
Mount Rainier Ski Circumnavigation
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Mount Saint Helens, High Orbit
Adventures, Backpacking, British Columbia, hiking
A week on Vancouver Island's West Coast Trail
Adventures, Skiing, Stories, Washington State
Glacier Peak Circumnavigation, Glaciers 147-153
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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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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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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The Forbidden Tour

March 7-9, 2015: Jason Hummel, Mike and Andy Traslin and Jeff Rich The Forbidden Tour, pioneered in the late ’90s, has become renown by Washington State’s tight knit backcountry ski community as a cascade classic. Not only does this route…

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The Painted Traverse

February 15-19, 2015: Jason Hummel, Rowan Stewart and Jeff Rich ~With 894 square miles of wilderness, it’s easy to discover corners of Washington’s Glacier Peak Wilderness I’ve ignored. That being said, I’ve seen a lot of it. Months of my life have…

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