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  1. NorthwestWanderer

    Backpacking Okanogan National Forest : Copper Glance Lake & failed attempt at No Dice Lake

    Hello all, I've been really busy backpacking this summer so I haven't had time to post here as often as I'd like. This is a trip I did in late june to help me physically prepare for an 8-day mountaineering Bailey Range Traverse in ONP which I completed successfully two-ish weeks ago. I'll be...
  2. ram

    Colchuck Peak 7/10-12/2019

    After Ingells, with the weather still bad on the crest, Jenny and I moved along to the Enchantments, a place we had been 9 years before. We got the permit easily as we were not looking for a through hike this time. Last time we climbed Dragontail and Prusik. This time we were looking to do...
  3. J

    North Cascades National Park Black and Corteo Peaks Traverse Aug 21-23, 2007 Retro

    Another retro trip report killing hours self distancing in the time of Covid. Classic North Cascades National Park backpack and peak scrambles of Black Peak 8970' and Corteo Peak 8090' with Larry, back in the day. Aug 21: We began the trip in the tail in of a rainy cycle, counting on...
  4. NorthwestWanderer

    Haunted by Washington's Tiffany Range

    I enjoy making videos and posting photos. I also enjoy the loneliness of the woods. Though I've already done a video and post here I was torn about doing another one. I actually started to question why I'm doing this. My main reason that I tell myself is for higher definition memories later and...
  5. NorthwestWanderer

    Overnighter in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness : Ingalls Pass and Lake Ingalls

    After my monday day hike on Poet Ridge I finished packing for a Tues-Wed over nighter to Lake Ingalls in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. I've been to lots of places in washington but Alpine Lakes Wilderness is one I can say I haven't really been to yet. Mainly because of the huge amounts of crowds...
  6. NorthwestWanderer

    Hiking to Lake 22 in the Cascades

    Hello all, I had some time for a nice day hike and physical conditioner the other day. Loaded up my backpack full of my old and (new) backpacking gear. Minus food of course. In order to get my backpacking legs back. I actually felt really good the whole hike and was able to keep a great pace...
  7. NorthwestWanderer

    Lyman Lakes, Glacier Peak Wilderness, WA

    Sorry for no highlight video. I've been strapped on time, I'll get one out eventually. This was a 3 day 2 night trip into GPW in the southern part of the North Cascades Sept 27-30. We left after work on Thursday and drove up Stevens Pass US-2 toward Phelps Creek TH where we front country...
  8. NorthwestWanderer

    Glacier Lake, Mt. Adams Wilderness

    FULL TRIP REPORT (LONG) HIGHLIGHTS (SHORT) Hello all, On labor day weekend the wife and I went to Mt. Adams wilderness for a overnight trip to Glacier Lake on Mount Adams in Washington's Mt. Adams Wilderness. Glacier Lake is an easy off trail route from the High Divide Camp Trail. We got...
  9. ram

    Mt. Shuksan via the Sulfide Glacier

    After 10 days, a tendon around Jenny's knee was complaining. I will say upfront that NO ONE is tougher than this gal. So I put a hand on the tendon and was shocked and appalled. Swollen bigger than a golf ball! How was she able to even walk on that thing? Oh yeah...she is tough. Sigh, alas she...
  10. ram

    Silver Star Mt.

    With the Inspiration Traverse under our belts, Jenny and I were joined by Giles Wallace. Giles, with a wicked sense of humor, strong skills and a stronger back, I know we were thrilled to be carrying lighter loads and having his company. Our plan was to climb Mt. Shuksan via the Sulfide...
  11. NorthwestWanderer

    Ptarmigan Ridge, Mt. Baker Wilderness WA

    Hello again everyone, Trip took place 8/10 - 8/11. I just got off a week of on-call duty and was very pent up since I needed to stay within a 1 hour response distance of my place of work I needed to get out badly. The wife worked Friday and Saturday, which I had off, and low and behold a window...
  12. ram

    The Inspiration Traverse - Part 4

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Alas, it was time to go down the hill. And a long hill it was. Within an hour, we were in the heather, at treeline. With the trees, came the bugs. The sweat. The cliffs, we weaved around, on the ridge top, that dropped over 5,500 feet, mostly trail less, to the...
  13. ram

    The Inspiration Traverse - Part 3

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Questions asked from the first two segments. The trip was July 11th-16th and yes it was before the fires. We saw our first plume of smoke on the 18th. I have no idea what kind of tent it is. I don't know tents. I am a tarp type of fella. After arriving on the summit...
  14. ram

    The Inspiration Traverse - Part 2

    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 When we woke up the 4th day, we vacillated on which way to go. Back where we came from, or to continue on, with a long way to go. Going back would put us in the low lands, on a weekend night, among the crowds. Forward would be sans a safety net. But the weather...
  15. ram

    The Inspiration Traverse

    In early July, Jenny West and I did the Inspiration Traverse, in the North Cascades. We got up 3 peaks and traversed 6 glaciers. We took our time and it took 6 days. Days above treeline in the Cascades, in good weather, is as good as it gets. Here is the first 3 days, including the ascent of...
  16. Outdoors24

    Two day in Crater Lake National Park

    The first destination on our trip last summer was Crater Lake National Park. The trip started the first day by leaving Utah and making the 12 hour drive to Lakeview, Oregon. It was a long drive, but it shortened our driving time drastically the second day. We did make a brief stop at the salt...
  17. Outdoors24

    Two days in Lassen Volcanic National Park

    Last summer me and some friends went on a road trip that started in Utah and went up to Crater Lake National Park. From Crater Lake we worked our way down through Northern California to Lake Tahoe. The last stop was supposed to be Great Basin National Park, but by the time we got there all the...
  18. Tim Valentine

    Mt Rainier Weekend Dayhikes

    My daughter, Holly, going to school in Seattle, had the great idea that I should come up in the summer and we could explore Rainier National Park. Our research led us to the Wonderland trail, so we decided to apply for the hard to get camping permits that would take us all the way around the...
  19. Tim Valentine

    Northern Cascades National Park Washington State

    My daughter and I stopped by this park for a first time quick visit on our way back to Seattle from Glacier NP. We were expecting a point of entry with a booth but never saw one. We drove in from the east and were impressed by the mountain scenery in the fading light of the day but never saw...
  20. ram

    Boston Basin-Sharkfin Tower

    The Pacific Northwest did not have a winter this year. That was followed by perhaps the hottest June and July on record. By July, snow was mostly gone. Glaciers were icy or huge crevasses had opened as to make travel perilous or impossible. In this, my 21st, 3 week, July trip to the North...

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