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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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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 merely puff and circumstance. He was the first non-native to see the basin. It was unblemished or trammeled by man or…

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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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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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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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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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