Trips taken with my Labrador Retrievers.
This trip was our sixth time starting from Slate Pass. We were all too familiar with the descent approach.
Tricouni Peak was going to be our season opener over Memorial Day weekend.
Spider Mountain is one of the four high points along the Ptarmigan Traverse on my bucket list.
The last time I was here, I had to bike eight miles to access the Downey Creek Trailhead.
McGregor Mountain marked my fourth time going through Stehekin, WA, on the way to a climb.
This double-summited, awe-inspiring structure at the head of Ross Lake looked out of reach.
Gilbert Peak was my objective two years ago until I drove up to the seven-mile road closure sign.
While many scrambles involve some road walk or trail hike or both, Bald Eagle Peak had neither.
Now that the Stevens Pass area was a ghost town, it was an even better time to visit.
This time we came back with a raft twice the capacity to put the pursuit to rest once and for all.
After yesterday's strenuous outing, I found this new and relaxing hike east of the crest.
Goat Mountain in Salmon La Sac has been on the back burner for many years.
While looking for a new hike that didn't require snow gear, I realized we could go to Mission Ridge.
The pup and I visited Cascade Mountain's northern neighbor for a view do-over.
The hike to Coney Creek crossing at mile 3 was at times rocky but overall smooth sailing.
On our way to the Mission Ridge area, I realized that this was the final ski weekend.