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John Muir Trail 2015: Day 3

5:30 AM, and well rested. I emerge from the tent to pink clouds above. It’s beauty lasts only a few moments before the color washes away.

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Three Sisters Loop

Central Oregon is known for it’s fair weather, high desert forest, and a volcanic landscape of Jurassic proportions. The volcanic nature of this area is so unique as it’s quite young from a geologic standpoint. […]

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Skiing: A Reflection on Trying New Things

I can remember two times before this season that I skied. When I was a kid, my parents took me night skiing at Snoqualmie Pass. I snowplowed the bunny hill all night, scared to death. […]

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Mount Baker North Ridge/Ski

Mount Baker is a special mountain to me. One of the most memorable sunsets I’ve experienced was on the west side of the summit on the Coleman glacier. THE most memorable and enjoyable number two […]

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John Muir Trail 2015: Day 2

Rain ceased for a few hours after bedtime, but we wake in the morning with the sky once again pouring and the wind howling. We prepare to hunker down an extra day at Lake 4. […]

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Mount Rainier: Gib Ledges

On April Fools Day Tobin and I decided to get out and climb the Gibraltar Ledges route on Rainier. We were hoping to do a true winter ascent in January/February, but never found the right […]

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John Muir Trail 2015: Day 1

The day has finally come. Horseshoe Meadows, resting at 10,000 feet is the trailhead for the Cottonwood Lakes Basin. This is where we exchange beds, showers, and toilets for the endless beauty of California’s high […]

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John Muir Trail 2015: Intro

In July and August Laura, her brother Brian, and I hiked the John Muir Trail. I documented the trip with photographs and daily journal entries. Eventually I compiled a book with my writings and photos […]

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