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

Mount Olympus, Tour of the Gods

May 25-June 1, 2018 Story and Photos By Jason Hummel “Hey, did you go to the top of a mountain and ski it,” a six year old boy blurts as I exit the Olympic Mountains after 8 days. When I…

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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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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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