2017/4/30 – Roughhouse Mountain / 毆鬥山

Photos from this trip can be found here. Pups and I attempted this mountain five Januarys ago, got as far as Old Blewett Pass and called it. Back then we were so exhausted from plowing through snow and called it. High wind gusts in the forecast; partly sunny east of the crest. I had originally planned on scoping…

2017/4/29 – Frenchman Coulee VII / 法蘭區深谷之七

Photos from this trip can be found here. Back again in less than three months since pups and my last visit. In need of a refresher, I signed up to help instruct Mountaineers rock field trip. Instructors spent most of the day observing students and seeing them get the number of lead climbs needed to graduate from the course….

2017/4/22 – Tiptop / 絕頂山

Photos from this trip can be found here. Another rainy weekend meant another outing away from the Cascade crest. Our first time exploring Mission-Naneum Ridge area between Peshastin Creek and Mission Creek drainages just south of Highway 2. Another area strewn with old logging roads and visibly recent logging activities. A bit of sunshine when we…

2017/4/15 – Blag Mountain / 布拉戈山

Photos from this trip can be found here. A year ago to the date we were across the canyon on Humility Hill. On both trips had also made an attempt two weekends earlier but couldn’t have gotten far enough on the road due to snow. Nearly half a mile before Derby Canyon/NF-125 road junction, melting snow…

2017/4/9 – Revolution Peak / 革命峯

Photos from this trip can be found here. Revolution Peak and us had unfinished business… When pups and I attempted this peak five and a half years ago, I brought my bike in hope to cut down on approach time via the old trail. Despite the effort, late morning start with short daylight had us turn around at…

2017/4/2 – Keystone Point / 拱心石點

Photos from this trip can be found here. In an effort to pursue weekend sunshine and to avoid another repeat, we set out to the Wenatchee area. Residual snow past North Fork Derby Canyon Road junction had us back out of Plan A to Blag Mountain and resort to Plan B near the estuary of Entiat River….