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Four Days on Mount Olympus

I keep meaning to write something up for this trip. It was really really good – the weather was perfect – we made it. See for yourself: 4 Days on Mt. Olympus from untickalock and Vimeo.

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Dog Mountain

Staring at that date for Mount Olympus on the calendar has been a pretty good motivator lately to get outside and start moving. This morning I got up pretty early for something I haven’t done in a long long time – a good old-fashioned dawn patrol ascent. The target was the Columbia Gorge’s Dog Mountain, …

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Mount Adams Mostly

Although the end result was a sore body and only a handful of photos to share, my trip to Mt. Adams this last weekend was actually pretty fun. Friday morning I woke up around seven, only having gone to sleep a mere four hours earlier, and immediately jumped back into work. I was staring down …

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Frozen Franklin Falls

Dean and I weren’t feeling too ambitious. It had just been too long since we’d been outside, and with only a limited amount of time, and in-shape-ness, we decided to play it easy and head back to Franklin Falls for an easy winter camping shakedown. Quick load-up of the snowshoes and packs and we headed …

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The Great Gold Creek Expedition

With the long Thanksgiving weekend bringing us up to the Seattle area, I’d brought along my pack and gear for some kind of outing. Luckily Mark was able to make it out on Saturday and we decided to go snowshoeing up at the Pass. I’d just bought a couple pairs of snowshoes on sale at …

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