Trip Reports MAIN PAGE
Alpine climbs and road trips and aerial photography adventures in
Washington, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon,
Utah, Wyoming, Switzerland, and Italy.
Mountains in my Blood
has always been a part of my life. My parents met
while backpacking in the Olympic Mountains in the summer of 1974, got married within a year, and proceeded to spend
much of the 70s and early 80s trekking around Washington's rugged ranges. I was born in May 1983, and just three months later they took me on
my first overnight (and international!) backpacking trip near Mt. Temple, BC; I was eaten alive by bugs, but
reportedly I had a smile on my face the entire time. My first real
alpine climb was at the age of 11, when my dad and I climbed Overhanging
Tower in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. My technical climbing skills
developed during my undergraduate years at Stanford University (class of '06), situated just a few
hours from Yosemite. Since then, I have lived numerous days following and continuing my parents' boot tracks, mountaineering and alpine
climbing all over western North America and especially in the close-to-home North Cascades of Washington. I am incurably afflicted.
My website provides trip reports for numerous alpine climbs and multiday mountain expeditions, as well as a few exciting roadtrips and aerial photography adventures. No matter how tough or long the climb, my camera always comes along, so there are plenty of photos.
Navigation of my Trip Reports
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Two additional navigation techniques:
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Click on a state to see a list of trip reports. The lists provide thumbnail images, routes and dates, and links. The trip reports are also noted by season (summer, fall, winter, spring).
Also, my trip reports are color-coded
by the time of year I did the trip:
- = Fall