Category Archives: backpacking

West McMillan Spire

After climbing Rainier, I thought I was hot shit and that I could tackle any backpacking trip with ease. I was so so wrong. A girlfriend of mine that I met from my mountaineering class with Bushwhacker Climbing Club, sent … Continue reading

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Enchantment Lakes 2007

Oi! My laziness knows no bounds! What is the point of my going to these magical backpacking destination and taking hundreds of pictures if I can’t be bothered to share them with others!? Enchantments is often considered one of the … Continue reading

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White Chuck Glacier

It’s rough making a trip to climb a mountain and to return without ever seeing the mountain. The weather this past weekend was just unforgivably bad. There were short moments where the sun broke through the fog and we could … Continue reading

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Spider Meadow and Spider Gap

I’ve heard such great things about Spider Meadow and Spider Gap that I tried to solo backpack to it last year. Unfortunately the weather had other plans for me, so I was quite thrilled to be offered another go at … Continue reading

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Mount Adams

This trip almost didn’t happen. First off, we went from 8 people going to 4, to 3 to 2. It came down to just me and my buddy Daniel. Then on Friday about 2 hours before we were supposed to … Continue reading

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Chatter Creek Trail

This entry would have been titled “Lake Edna” had we actually made it to our original destination of choice. From what little I’ve read about the hike out to Lake Edna, it didn’t seem like the hike in would be … Continue reading

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Necklace Valley

This is a write-up long over-due. The Friday before last on July 27th, my backpacking buddies and a few of my coworkers decided to backpack through Necklace Valley. I started early on Friday with my coworkers, Mark and Bill and … Continue reading

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Camping At Lake Keechelus

No, I am not bloated, pasty and floating in some ice cold water somewhere. I have officially survived snow camp #2. We did camp next to a lake, but the lake was so thoroughly frozen over that it would take … Continue reading

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