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- Mountaineering in the Cascades and Beyond-

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What We've Been Up To...

April 2, 2017

February and March have been pretty crazy in the Cascade Range- a seemingly never-ending series of big storms have deposited a lot of snow, high winds, and have, overall, made getting after it more difficult for us weekend warriors. In other words, we've spent a lo...

January 16, 2017

Andy: As we've spent more time on Mt. Hood in the past few years, we have also become more interested in routes around different aspects of the mountain. Climbing the Cooper Spur allowed for a great view of the inciting North Face gullies. Completing the various south...

December 16, 2016

We left Marble Mountain Snow Park around 8:15am and were, thankfully, able to step into our bindings right out of the parking lot. We saw a few people when we pulled in- mostly snowmobilers- but only a few other people were setting out to climb. It was perfectly cold a...

October 1, 2016

Corie: I felt like I was going insane during the few weeks leading up to this trip. We watched the weather like hawks, hitting "refresh" compulsively and riding

September 12, 2016

Corie: We started this trip off with some cranky feelings. We rolled into the trailhead well after dark, and found a parking area littered with trash, toilet paper, and forgotten gloves, socks, and hats. Not cool. We crawled into bed and planned on waking up at the ple...

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