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.
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.
Frustrated by the lack of recent photos around the Katwalk on social media, I decided to check out the conditions firsthand.
This finally happened after several canceled ice climbs over the past two years.
Due to considerable to high avalanche danger in last couple of months, I put off my New Year’s Day Granite Mountain hiking tradition until now.
Photos from this trip can be found here. Olallie Mountain, otherwise known as Radio Mountain, is a no-so-well hidden gem just off the I-90 corridor, northwest of the popular Mount…