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Trip Report for Rampart Ridge

Where: Mount Rainier National Park When: Saturday, December 26, 2015 Stats: 4.85 miles round trip – 1,300 foot elevation gain For my last hike of 2015 I chose to visit the Longmire area of Mount Rainier National Park, and to do so with snowshoes. This was the third time in as many months (and …

Trip Report for Johnson Ridge

Where: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest When: Friday, November 28, 2014 Stats: 4.0 miles round trip – 1,500 foot elevation gain I set out this morning for what I’ve been thinking of as my bonus hike. Having Black Friday off (a rare thing in retail!) I determined to get myself up early and head …

Trip Report for Duckabush River

Where: The Brothers Wilderness, Olympic NF When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Stats: 6.6 miles round trip – 2,300 foot elevation gain This is the first hike since Mount Zion back in March that I have done alone. Justin was to have joined me, but an injury to his foot forced him to back …

Trip Report for Deception Pass

Where: Deception Pass State Park, Fidalgo Island When: Friday, November 7, 2014 Stats: 5.0 miles round trip – 350 foot elevation gain This was to be our second go at using Meetup.com to attract a larger group of people and to meet some new folks, and for a while it looked …

Trip Report for Mount Pilchuck

Where: North Cascades – Mountain Loop Highway When: Friday, October 24, 2014 Stats: 5.4 miles round trip – 2,200 foot elevation gain When we set the date for this hike back in August we had no way to predict what the weather would be like. Late October in western Washington? Anything …