Having the Time of my Life: A 9 Day Extravaganza through the North Cascades

"Getting up is optional, getting down is mandatory" -Ed Viesters "I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can." -John Muir "This is just what I needed!" -Sebastian Rosa "Two […]

Hard Pressed Success on Mount Zekes

The Final Chapter of Mount Zekes “Take risks not to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping.” “Good things take time, great things happen all at once!” After 5 attempts on Mount Zekes I finally decided to give it a break for a while, which once the longest day of the year came around […]

Indexing Another Attempt

Mount Index has been on my to do list for a few years now. In late February I was on Mid-Winter Break which meant that I had to go out on as many adventures as I possibly could! The first Saturday was Zach's day off which also happen to be clear weather and relatively low […]

Going for the Gold

After having a few mountaineering attempts that week I decided it was time to stay low in the mountains, with a clear day I figured Gold Mountain would be a good choice. Fortunately I was right on this call, although sadly we did not make the summit. I took the bus to Arlington which Chris […]

Getting Let Down on Mount Zekes

“There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.” -Rabindranath Tagore When: February 21, 23, 26 of 2011 Who Went: 1st Time: Chance and I 2nd Time: Solo 3rd Time: Michael, XDiablox, and I Elevation Gain: According to the Tracks I gained […]

Going not so Big on Big Chiwaukum

Ever since Middle Chiwaukum I've found an interest in Big Chiwaukum. I met Wayne through nwhikers which he picked me up from my house. The weather conditions were a bit questionable with clouds but good weather was possibly on it's way in. As we were driving to the trail head I was amazed at how […]

Nice Day out on Mount Rainier

The trip started out when I wanted to organize a trip up Dark Peak (next to Bonanza Peak) which I met Ian on Cascadeclimbers which we did this trip as a warm up. Once again I was spending hours away (2.5 each way) riding on the Bus to get to Federal Way. Back in these […]

Bouncing to the top of Frog Peak

Time Round trip: 7 Hours (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) Distance: 8 Miles Elevation Gain: 2300 Feet? (Summit 4872 ft) Members: Redwic, Eastking, and I After my Steven's Pass attempt, my weekend seemed to be turning out pretty bad, but then I had remembered about Redwic offering me Mount Goblin on sunday. On Saturday night before I […]

Endless Beauty on Stetattle Ridge

"I can't have the adventure of a life time just once!" I exclaimed after having this adventure. When I first heard the news about going to Sourdough Mountain I was very much excited because I knew what area the mountain was located… the North Cascades, home of some of the most beautiful peaks in Washington. […]

Endless Excitement on Eldorado Peak

The excitement never ends for me, this adventure was perhaps one of my greatest mountaineering accomplishments I have ever done, but was also one of the hardest single day trips I have ever done. This trip took place Saturday March 6, 2010. The members on this trip were me, Michael, Gimpilator, Mark, Mtn. Climber, and […]