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  • Grouty/Mortar Peaks - hike/scramble (June 2023)
  • Pebble-to-North Creek Traverse incl. Pebble, Thiassi, Wesley & Sugus - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Mount Truax - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Blackcomb Buttress - rock climb (July 2023)
  • Whitecap Peak - hike/scramble (July 2023)
  • Mount Hanover - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • The "Long Traverse" incl. Long, Tynemouth, Arrowhead, Tabletop & Anemone - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • Armchair Traverse - hike/scramble (August 2023)
  • Snowspider Mountain - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Mount Trorey - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Macleod Peak - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Ben Lomond - hike/scramble (September 2023)
  • Mount Killam & Gambier Island - hike (September 2023)
  • Lone Goat & Snow Camp Mountain - hike (September 2023)
  • Isollilock Peak - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Manson - Hatfield Traverse - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Gargoyles & Columnar Peak - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Opal Cone and Lava Glacier - hike (October 2023)
  • Park Butte (WA) - hike (October 2023)
  • Trappers Peak (WA) - hike/scramble (October 2023)
  • Rattlesnake Ledge (WA) - hike (November 2023)
  • Sauk Mountain (WA) - hike (November 2023)
  • Mount Daniel & Pender Hill (Sunshine Coast) - hike (November 2023)
  • Mount Dickerman (WA) - hike (November 2022)
  • Winter's End (Verona Peak) - hike/snowshoe (November 2023)
  • Dolomites (Italy) - snowboarding (December 2023)
  • Red Rock Canyon (NV) - hike (January 2024)
  • Flute & Oboe - split tour (February 2024)
  • Whistler misc. (Train Wreck, Loggers Lake, Shadow Lake etc.) - hike (February 2024)
  • Mount Underhill - hike (March 2024)
  • Bombtram Mountain - hike/snowshoe (March 2024)
  • Steep Peak - split tour (March 2024)
  • Ruby Mountain (WA) - hike/snowshoe (April 2024)
  • Blustry Mountain - hike (April 2024)
  • Sowerby Peak (Barr East) - hike (April 2024)
  • Picacho Peak (AZ) - hike (April 2024)
  • Kitt Peak Observatory (AZ) - (April 2024)
  • Mount Wrightson (AZ) - hike (April 2024)
  • Saguaro Nat'l Park (AZ) - April 2024)
  • Superstition Peak/Benchmark (AZ) - hike (April 2024)
  • Mount Humphreys (AZ) - hike (May 2024)
  • Petrified Forest Nat'l Park (AZ) - (May 2024)
  • Piestewa Peak (AZ) - hike (May 2024)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Graybeard Peak - West Ridge, June 28

(Report by Tom S.) Considering I had forgotten my rock shoes at home, Sergio and I found ourselves looking for an objective for the following day. Plans for a rock climb at WA Pass were shelved in favor of another nearby scramble. Graybeard Peak came to mind and, seeing as how neither of us had climbed it, we decided to give it a go. We set off from the Easy Pass TH at 8:15AM, trudging up a trail I had traveled 5 times prior (Sergio 3 times). There was some avalanche debris covering the trail at about mile 2-2.5, but nothing major. Snow began at about 5000' and was fairly solid all the way to Easy Pass...

-read the rest of Tom's report here.

Corteo Peak - Southwest Ridge, June 27

(Report by Tom S.) After not having been on a trip with Sergio for the past 2 years, we finally linked up again for a fun weekend of alpine scrambling. We left Seattle Friday afternoon and headed up HWY 20 to Rainy Pass TH with plans to climb Corteo Peak on Saturday and some WA Pass rock on Sunday. We arrived at the TH at around 10PM, and shared a few beers before retiring for the night.

We awoke at 6AM and began our hike up to Heather Pass. The trail had intermittent patches of snow, but it will be entirely melted out as of this writing. From Heather Pass, we dropped down 600' to the NW, passing Lewis Lake, before heading up the Lewis "Glacier". We had no trouble finding the obvious 7500' notch that we would use to cross over to the Woody Creek drainage. From the notch, we lost ~400' before crossing the basin and contouring up towards the SW Ridge of Corteo...

-read the rest of Tom's report here.

Summit panorama looking to SSE and NE.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Odds 'n Ends - June '09

With the sudden onset of unseasonably warm weather this spring the appeal of a refreshing 'dip' in the Pacific has been a hard thing for me to resist. The only reasonable day-trip option for Seattle-based surfers, the waves at Westport have for many years been a reliable outlet for me. Like recalling a pair of smelly socks from the laundry pile, it isn't my first choice but it gets the job done when you're in a pinch. And speaking of dirty laundry - finally partook in some MTB action at Galbraith Mountain where the mud was flying, knees bloody and my neighbor Dave demonstrated some impressive hucking skills!

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