We welcomed the New Year atop Granite Mountain in the crisp, albeit subfreezing, air.
This year I managed to rally two friends to help spice up the typically low-key outing.
Today pup and I finished off our Thanksgiving week hiking streak on one of my favorite mountains by Snoqualmie Pass.
For some reason my friend and I never summited this peak despite being only a couple hundred feet shy of the top.
Armed with optimal weather forecast and moderate avalanche danger, pup an I continued our New Year’s tradition on this beautiful mountain.
Last hiking slash scrambling slash snowshoeing slash climbing trip of 2017!
Snoqualmie Pass was under a blanket of clouds with flurries when pup and I arrived at the empty Summit West parking lot
Continuing our New Year's tradition after having waited two weeks for ideal snow and weather conditions.
Our New Year's Eve tradition on Mount Persis had been put on hold the last two years due to road closures.
After waiting a couple of summers I finally got the opportunity to go revisit the mountain.
Frustrated by the lack of recent photos around the Katwalk on social media, I decided to check out the conditions firsthand.