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- Mountaineering in the Cascades and Beyond-

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What We've Been Up To...

April 24, 2017

Andy: Weather this spring has been unusually fickle. The snow pack is well above normal (nearly double in some regions of the Northwest) and rivers are pushing

April 22, 2017

We were hoping that by the end of April we'd be able to drive past the snowpark and up the Forest Service road towards the trailhead, but we had no such luck. S

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...

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