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Adventures, Skiing, Stories, Washington State

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 Rush and Dr. Roy Walters. This adventure was inspired by earlier climbers. Two such adventures are chronicled in Dee Molenaar’s history…

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Adventures, Backpacking, British Columbia, hiking

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 we were the last generation not breastfed on technology. We were self reliant. We used maps and knew how to go…

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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, 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

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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Adventures, Backpacking, Skiing, Stories, Washington State

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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