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What We've Been Up To...

May 6, 2017

Corie: We've been trying for months to get on this route and the weather bit us in the ass at the last minute on both occasions. Thankfully, with (mostly awesome) weather in the forecast and nice, cold temps up high, we lucked out on this weekend. We drove up to Timber...

July 3, 2016

Corie: When the alarm went off at 9:45pm, my first instinct was to throw my phone out the open truck window. It was too early, too late, too ___ to be waking up. What should be labeled as a ‘glorified nap’ had turned into 4 hours of tossing and turning in the heat of t...

June 27, 2016

Corie: After a grueling drive out of Portland, we finally rolled into the TH at 830pm on Friday night. With a dry night forecasted, we sat down, made dinner, and blew up our sleeping pads. Soon after, fat rain drops began falling. We’d elected to not bring an extra ten...

May 29, 2016

Corie: Andy and I had been talking about heading up Cooper Spur for months. With the weird weather we’ve had in the PNW this year, getting up on a new route on a distant mountain proved challenging so we started looking for new-to-us, less standard routes on one of the...

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