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Jun
18
2017
The Watchman - North Ridge
Posted in Chugach Range & Mountaineering    Tags: eklutna  

The Watchman is one of those peaks that hides in plain sight. Even though the peak is 6410', its proximity of other large peaks causes it to be easily overlooked. From afar it looks like little more than a sub-peak of Benign, even through technically it's a peak (as in there is 500' of prominence separating the summit from the actual summit of Benign), and lies over a mile from the true summit of Benign. That said, with neighbors like Benign, Bellicose, Bashful and the Mitre it's easy to understand why it's often overlooked.    ( Read more... )



Apr
17
2017
Finch / Eagle Glacier Tour
Trip Date: 04/17/17 - 04/21/17   Posted in Chugach Range & Skiing    Tags: , eagleriver  

These photos are from a 5-day ski mountaineering trip with Eric Parsons on the Finch and Eagle glaciers in the Western Chugach / Chugach State Park. We climbed 5 peaks and had perfect weather, shin deep powder, bomb stability and excellent climbing conditions. A wonderful trip!   ( Read more... )



A spectacular peak from all directions, Rook Mountain lies North and 2000' above Raven Glacier. There is no easy route to the summit which makes it a worthy objective that you must plan for in terms of weather, conditions and route. It's a mountain I've been staring at for 10+ years waiting for the right combination of good snow conditions and solid partners and I've spent many a day walking or skiing past, looking up and waiting.    ( Read more... )



Feb
18
2017
South Fork to Glen Alps x2
Posted in Chugach Range & Trekking   

I've been here over 20 years but I had never taken the time to walk from the South Fork Eagle River to Glen Alps. This September I packed an overnight bag and trekked to Glen Alps via a route past Concerto / Tailfeater / The Sail / Ship Pass. Six months later I skied from South Fork to Hilltop via Hunter Pass / Williwaw-Koktoya Col / Middle Fork. Two great trips.    ( Read more... )



Oct
09
2016
Green River - Desolation & Gray Canyons
Trip Date: 10/09/16 - 10/16/16   Posted in Utah & Boating    Tags: family  



This is a photo dump from a recent trip down Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River. 10 of us flew down from Anchorage and spent a week on the river. We had 6 adults and 4 kids ages 3-6. We crowded into 2 16' rafts and brought a packraft as an extra boat. We had perfect weather (7 days of 70 degree sun) and low flows (3000cfs) which meant the majority of the rapids were mere ripples (but also meant that travel was slow). It was the perfect October escape from Anchorage which can be dreary before the snow arrives.   ( Read more... )



Jul
02
2016
Susitna River - Gold Creek > Talkeetna
Trip Date: 07/02/16 - 07/04/16   Posted in Talkeetna Range & Boating   

For the 4th of July we packed up the kids, rafts and dogs and headed north to Talkeetna to float the Susitna River from Gold Creek to Talkeetna. This stretch of river is 40 miles of mellow class I with nice gravel bars and islands for camping and an easy take out that's within 1 mile of where you leave your vehicle. The best part? You approach by train. And not just any train - but the last true flag-stop train in America.    ( Read more... )



Jun
03
2016
Mt. Shuksan (Sulphide Glacier) & Mt. Baker (North Ridge)
Trip Date: 06/03/16 - 06/07/16   Posted in Washington & Mountaineering   

Photos from a week of climbing in the North Cascades with ascent of the Sulphide Glacier on Mt. Shuksan and the North Ridge of Mt. Baker.   ( Read more... )



Oct
21
2015
Colorado River - Meander Canyon
Trip Date: 10/21/15 - 10/26/15   Posted in Utah & Boating    Tags: family  

Photos and notes from a 5 day kid float down Meander Canyon - the mellow 51 mile stretch of the Colorado River from Potash to Spanish Bottom.   ( Read more... )



Aug
12
2015
Triplemint - Southwest Face
Trip Date: 08/12/15 - 08/13/15   Posted in Talkeetna Range & Mountaineering    Tags: hatcher  


Jake on the SW Face of Triplemint.


Jake on the SE Face of Montana.

Photos for an August ascent of Triplemint Peak in the Talkeetna Mountains. Also some some photos and notes from Montana Peak.   ( Read more... )



Jun
16
2015
Vertigo Peak (NW Face) & Mt. Soggy (SW Ridge)
Trip Date: 06/16/15 - 06/17/15   Posted in Chugach Range & Mountaineering    Tags: 7000-footers, eagleriver  


Eric high on the SW ridge of Mount Soggy.

Photos from ascents of Vertigo Peak and Mount Soggy.   ( Read more... )




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