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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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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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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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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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