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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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Mount Rainier

This entry almost read as, “Mount Rainier, the trip that didn’t happen.” As I’ve mentioned in my Mount Baker post, after climbing Baker, I just was not sure I was ready for Rainier three days later. The weather on Baker … Continue reading

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Mount Baker

Our Mount Baker trip was 4 days, 3 nights, from June 23 – 26, which is probably at least a day longer than most people’s climb. This trip was part of the Bushwhacker Climbing Club course so we spent most … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Proverbial Straw

Things have been hectic around here. I am so sick of packing and unpacking. There is still much to be done. In between moving to different places, I would stay at my mother’s house for a while, each time leaving … Continue reading

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Becoming an Ass

I’ve worked out my mountaineer training schedule for until the climb and it is not pretty.  I’ve got one more day of training with 35lbs, then I’m moving up to 40lbs for 2 trips, then it’s 45lbs. Yesterday, I hiked … Continue reading

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Macho Macho Baby Bird

I did the first of two glacier refresher course yesterday.  I played hookie from my prep course in favor of playing around in the snow, it’s not a tough choice really. Things started really well.  We met up at North … Continue reading

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