Park Butte June 2021

Maybe snow will be good? ~4 miles up, ~2,500 ft gain, so 3 hours up. 1.5 hours down? May 31 (Monday) – Got 1.2 miles from the trailhead, trail completely covered by snow, “crampons highly recommended”, didn’t see other people (but that was on a Monday) June 11th – Currently ~2ft of snow still at…

Condorphamine Addiction 2021

Gear 2 60m ropes 24 quickdraws 14 sport 8 alpine 2 double alpine Weather Dawn: 4:24 AM, sunrise: 5:04 AM, sunset: 9:00 PM Forecast: Hourly Weather Forecast for 47.57N 120.79W (Elev. 2198 ft) Itinerary 2:15 hr drive, 1hr approach, 2:30 hr climbing (about 20 mins per pitch), 1 hr rappelling. Sun will probably not start…

Silver Peak Ski Tour 6/4/2021

Stats Hoping at most 5 miles round trip, ~2,100 ft gain (depends on road driveability) 1:20 hr drive Itinerary Low 40’s (41-45 degrees), 8mph winds, dawn at 4:33 AM, sunrise 5:13 AM 3:00 AM – Leave home 4:20 AM – Furthest can drive (Silver Peak Trailhead) 4:40 AM – Hiking/skiing up (2.5 miles, 2,100 ft…

Marvin's Ear 2021

Weather Sunday and Monday are about the same (high of 60 and high of 62, partly sunny, calm to 6mph winds) Trip report to Vesper 7 days ago… Road snow free Snow starts 0.5-1 mile in, completely snow covered after that, snow was soft enough to not need spikes or axe As of 7 days…

Memorial Day 2021

Snow conditions 5/23 – I climbed SEWS via south arete Sunday. Solid snow coverage on the entire approach. Skis work great. A little snow on route in the chimney sections and gully near the summit, but almost all the climbing was dry. 5/23 – Blue lake approach snow covered but doable with approach shoes (would…

Prime Rib 2021

Itinerary Dawn: 4:41 AM, Sunrise: 5:19 AM, Sunset: 8:36 PM Dropping off car at top will take 1hr round trip (~30 min drive from TH to top). Sunny all day, 3-5 mph winds, 45 degrees at 6am, 48 at 7am, 65 at 10am Friday 4:00 PM – Drive to campsite near top of road (3:50…

Birthday Tour 2021

Map Itinerary Dawn: 4:52 AM, Sunrise: 5:28 AM, Sunset: 8:27 PM 1:30 AM – Leave home (3:10 hr drive + 5 min buffer) 4:45 AM – Arrive at Blue Lake TH, drop off stuff and people 4:50 AM – G and Andrew both drive down to hairpin, leave G’s car, come back 5:00 AM –…

Whitehorse 2021

Itinerary Twilight: 5:08 AM, sunrise: 5:43 AM, sunset: 8:23 PM. 12:30 hours car-to-car. 1:15 AM – Leave our house (35 min drive to Gary’s) 1:50 AM – Arrive at Gary’s 1:55 AM – Leave Gary’s (50 min drive) 2:45 AM – Arrive at TH, get ready to go 3:00 AM – Start hiking, 2.7 miles,…

Ruby Mountain Ski Tour Feb 2021

Itinerary Dawn: 6:41 AM, sunrise: 7:13 AM, sunset: 5:27 PM, dusk: 5:59 PM 4:10 AM – Drive there (2:35 hour drive) 6:45 AM – Arrive, get ready 7:00 AM – Skin up! (5 miles, 5,500 ft gain, 6 hours) 1:00 PM – Summit 1:30 PM – Descend (about half in denser trees, ~3 hours?) 4:30…

Yodelin Feb 2021

Map: https://caltopo.com/m/QU61 Itinerary Dawn is 6:55 AM, sunrise 7:28 AM, Stevens opens at 9:00 AM, sunset 5:18 PM. Drive is 1:30 hr long. 6:00 AM – Leave home 7:30 AM – Arrive, get ready 7:45 AM – Ascend (1,400 ft gain, 1.4 miles, 2 hours) 9:45 AM – Top 10:00 AM – Descend (1,400 ft…