Category: Backcountry Trip Reports

  • Overloaded on the Uinta Highline Trail

    I just got back from the Uinta Highline Trail.  This trail follows the spine of Utah’s Uinta Wilderness Area.  It traverses about 70 miles, and requires a bit over 15,000 feet of vertical gain (and corresponding vertical loss.)   The route pretty much stays above 10,000 feet altitude, with multiple 12,000+ foot passes.   Scenery […]

  • Cascades Part 2: Forbidden Peak, East Ridge

    After our success on Mount Baker’s snow and ice (see part 1 below,) I wanted to try my hand at a rock route. Chris originally thought that the Torment-Forbidden traverse would be a good objective, but the weather window looked a bit questionable, so we ultimately decided on a shorter objective.   We drove up […]

  • Cascades, Part 1: Mount Baker North Ridge

    I had been looking forward to a trip to the Cascades for several months.  Plane tickets bought, plans made.  I’d been training, dreaming, putting together gear lists, etc.  However, as the time to go drew near, my friend I was going with told me that he wasn’t going to be able to go.  His work […]

  • Teton Crest Ski Tour

    April 9-12 I just returned from a four day trip skiing along the Teton Crest trail.  We started the trip at Teton Pass at the base of Mount Glory, and 4 days later, came out Cascade Canyon.  It was one of the best ski trips I’ve ever been on.  Scenery was fantastic and we had […]