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Summit for Someone

Having grown up in Wyoming and Washington, my perspective on the Great Outdoors is pretty biased. I’ve been lucky enough to live and travel in some of the most beautiful parts of the country, and thanks to my father and his example, have been able to experience that beauty up close and personal through family …

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Fred

Having started my climbing “career” in Washington probably around 15 years ago, I’d read and heard a lot about one Fred Beckey. Articles in outdoor magazines and the Cascade Alpine Guide series were my only real view into who this guy was and what he’d done, but after some time I discovered a more of …

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Better than nothing…

It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to get outside, but that’s not to say I haven’t had my mind on things of a vertical nature. Last week I signed up for an annual membership to the Portland Rock Gym, and have been climbing all the V0’s in sight after work. With all …

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Beacon Rock and Roll

Over the last year or so I’ve found myself reaching the point of just having to get up and go outside for a while. Saturday morning was the lastest incident, and was the culmination of a couple of day’s worth of planning to stretch the legs. A few weeks prior, we’d driven out to Beacon …

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Rattlesnake Ledge, Once More

Dean and I went up early last Saturday morning, starting from the parking lot just a little before sunrise. Time was short for both of us, but by taking one of our shortcuts up the hill we managed to spend a few minutes up top enjoying the view… Lots of birds out, but oddly enough, …

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