This is a solo trip up perhaps my favorite hike in the Stillaguamish Valley, Mt. Vesper. I spend most of the hike convincing myself to keep going.
In these days, Louisa just mercilessly forged ahead and I tried to keep up. Tons of snow, even in July.
John and I tried this route up Mt. Index, but we got turned back by the kind of snowfield that you just can't trust.
Pretty much an unbeatable day for me and Louisa as we go up Aasgard Pass and on to summit Dragontail.
John Tucker and I had a heck of a trip up Whitehorse in May of 2009--but it led to me ripping the hell out of my shoulders, alas.
I still can't believe I took Julien Duplant up here for his first ever snowshoe trip.
Just a week or so before Louisa took off to college, we did her first back mountain ascent on Mt. Adams. Pretty spectacular day!
We had planned a trip up to Glacier Peak--but the weather gods sent us off in a different but very fortunate direction.
Ah, my first big mountain climb and what a great summit it was. We nearly got lost wandering amidst crevasses early on, but sorted it out and made the summit at sunrise after a killer slog up the Roman Wall.