Oct 31st, 2008 | By rob
Last day of October and I had to get my ski in, even though the forecast was calling for rain. TNT and I hiked up through the rain and finally above 7,000ft got into the snow. We were wet, cold and tired, but got our first powder turns of the year, in our Halloween costumes. If you can call 3" of...Full backcountry trip report
Oct 14th, 2008 | By rob
An early start allowed us to catch the alpenglow on Mount Rainier on the drive up, although by the time we reached Reflection Lake, the sun had risen. We quickly hiked up from the Paradise parking lot and made our way off the trail and onto Paradise Glacier above Pebble Creek. Stopping below Moon...Full backcountry trip report
Aug 24th, 2008 | By rob
Another August, and this time a trip to Baker was in order. Forecast was calling for a big storm coming in the afternoon, so we got an o’dark thirty start and were moving along the trail from Artist Point a little before eight.
We traversed out towards The Pinnacle and then worked our...
Jul 3rd, 2008 | By rob
With a wedding, job change, honeymoon and bathroom remodel, I needed to get a ski in July to keep up my streak (I think I am around 40 months of straight skiing). I meet up with Tim and we hit up Silver Peak after work. There was more converge than one would expect this late in the season, and we...Full backcountry trip report