Pacific Northwest Treks!!

You not only have to climb rock, but you have to route find, climb quickly on lousy pro, know the weather, understand how to stay warm, and coordinate logistics. It's sustained.


WAC Washington Alpine Club Information

Telemark Ski Classes

Cascades Freeheel Festival Report

Snoqualmie Pass I90 Conservation & Recreation Coalition

Hog Loppet Ski Tour


2003 Trip Reports!
2002 Summer Trip Reports!
2002 Spring Trip Reports!
2002 Winter Trip Reports!
2001 Trip Reports!
2000 Trip Reports!






K2 World Piste Telemark Ski


Click for Snoqualmie Pass, Washington Forecast






"Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grass and the gentians of glacier meadows, in craggy garden nooks."
John Muir


Before any trip any time of the year, including dayhikes, every individual should have the 12 Essentials in their packs. Do you have them all? Don't forget to avoid cotton, dress warm, and stay dry.

  1. Map of the area
  2. compass
  3. extra food
  4. extra warm clothes and raingear
  5. emergency shelter
  6. first aid kit
  7. sunglasses and sunscreen
  8. pocket knife
  9. waterproof matches, or firestarter
  10. Headlamp/extra batteries
  11. Signaling Device
  12. Toilet paper/blue bags
Columbia Icefields! 
Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park

Don't know where to go or what to do?

I use the bible ... Fred Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide, Climbing and High Routes" In three volumes- Columbia River to Stevens Pass, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass, and Rainy Pass to Fraser River. He has every route on every mountain. Fred started climbing in the 1930's and is still active even today! For the approaches, training mountains, and bad weather summits, Ira Spring and Harvey Manning's "100 Hikes" Series is by far the best. All the other guides are based on these two. You'll also want to get "Freedom of the Hills".

Lots of people are pursuing the Bulger 100 in Washington State! 
The Bulger 100 highest peaks in Washington. Scott Stephenson and Brian Bongiovanni have a nice new guide out called Summit Routes. Find more info at

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