February 5, 2018

“You guys are some seriously f$ck*d up individuals,” is the last thing Timmy said to us before he left us at our house for the evening. He was half-joking (we think) but our micro-adventure up Three Fingered Jack that day had left all three of us soaked to the bone and ready for a hot shower.

The plan to attempt to climb 3FJ in the winter had been hatched after discovering that the weekend forecast held nothing but rain and/or...

August 21, 2016

Corie: I felt absolutely destroyed after we finished this adventure and I’m pretty sure I drank 4 liters of water before I peed. The gist of the adventure was linking 2 of the Cascades on foot: the crumbly Three Fingered Jack with the slightly-more-solid Mount Washington. When we originally mapped it, it looked like we would be covering 20ish miles and gaining around 7000′ during the day. The Monday before we left, we checked...

January 31, 2015

Andy: I first climbed Three Fingered Jack last summer and had a blast, but I was psyched to try this peak in more wintery conditions. The parking lot at the trailhead was completely dry and snow-free, as was the first mile or so of trail. After that, the snow came in patches and eventually became more contiguous as we gained elevation. The Pacific Crest Trail is fairly easy to follow through most of the approach and we found s...

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