2016-09-27 - John Muir Trail (JMT) - Duck Creek to Silver Pass Lake
2016-09-26 - John Muir Trail (JMT) - Reds Meadow to Duck Creek
2016-08-16 - Paradise Park to Timberline Lodge
2016-08-15 - Timberline Lodge to Paradise Park
2016-08-07 - Ape Canyon to Plains of Abraham
2016-05-08 - Mt Saint Helens (mother's day - snowboarding)
Mt. Saint Helens on Mother's day is a yearly tradition. Up to 500 climbers make their way up the mountain wearing dresses and carrying flowers.
Conditions started off foggy and overcast for the first 1/3 of the way up. The sun broke out shortly after the weather station, coincidentally. The rest of the ascent was perfectly clear, bluebird visibility.
Summit was windy, with forecast predicting gusts of around 25mph. The high spirits the climbers warm and fuzzy inside.
The descent on a snowboard was incredible. Snow condition was prime, but we had to stay alert for dangerous conditions. Crevasses, cornices, and possible rockfall and avalanche danger were all in the radar.
I've snowboarded over my first crevasse, albeit, accidentally.
We made our way down safely, celebrating life, the mountains, and the elders who have lived before us.
2016-04-30 - Mt Saint Helens (snowboarding)
Climbed with snowboards on our backs.
Missed a ridge at the top which threw us off course. Had to traverse 1 mile over gullies, rocks, and questionable terrain to get back on track.