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Silver Fir - Friday Night Tour Part 2

1 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Had to try and squeeze in a quick lap before the weekend and rain returned. Getting tired of just one day of sun sprinkled in here and there.....when are we really going to hit spring ????? Conditions were okay, the top portion of the mountain was windy and cold. The snow was firm and crusty for about half my run and then soft and creamy for the last half. Enjoyed a great view and was having beers in North Bend by 9. All in all a good way to relax after a long week of work !!

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April 21, 2017


Silver FIr - Friday Night Tour

1 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

Left work around 4:00 on Friday and was geared up at the pass by 6:00. Took a quick tour up to the top of Da Fur @ Summit Central. Had some nice views from the top and then enjoyed some ripe corn all the way down. Got back to the car with just a few minutes of day light to spare. Stopped in North Bend on my way home to enjoy some adult beverages with my Brice. Even though most days have been grey, spring is here !!

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April 7, 2017


Ski Tour around Hyak

2 miles of hiking • 2000' elevation gain •

Harvested some amazing spring corn on a nice tour with my buddy Jason. We got 3 runs in today. Two in hidden valley and one on the face. He carried his snowboard and wore slowshoes. This ended up being the perfect combo for the day. He was able to carve out his first turns in over 10 years !! He just recently bought a snowboard and has been wanting to get out. Our original plan was camp muir, but due to poor visibility and high winds we decided to keep it local and just head up to the pass. Afterwards we enjoyed some DruBru and watched the Final Four action.

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April 1, 2017


Summit West w/ Snow not Rain !!

1.5 miles of hiking • 1250' elevation gain •

After a week of Rain and hearing that Summit West had closed down for the season.... I went to bed Friday night dreaming of fresh snow and my prayers were answered. When I checked the web cams it was snowing and forecasted to stay cool throughout the morning. I quickly gathered my gear and off I went. I took my dog Mindy with me and we had blast. 6" of fresh snow to explore and the best part was nobody else was up there yet. I got first tracks on a couple of runs and by 11:00am the sun started to poke out. It felt great, but the snow got cooked fast and everything got schmooooooy !!! Ohh well, take it when you can get it. Felt great to be out touring again. Bring on some the spring ski season !!!

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March 25, 2017


Grand Lake Slowshoe Trip

1.5 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Spent a week in Grand Lake with my family and had a blast at my aunt's cabin. We went skiing, tubing and even took in a short snowshoe trip. This was the 1st time my sister and her husband had ever gone snowshoeing. They had a great time and enjoyed some much needed peace and quiet from their newborn Mr. Wyatt !!! Although it was short, it was just what the doctor ordered. Fresh snow, 1st tracks and dead silence.

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February 23, 2017


Da B-Train

2.5 miles of hiking • 250' elevation gain •

This entry is going to capture all my training runs / hikes for this season. I am hoping for a big year and have lots of plans already for 2018 !! Getting out is only half the battle =)

1.) 1/31 - Clark Lake Night Hike: Stats 2.5 Miles w/ 350' of Elevation Gain / Unofficial Time of approx 45 min

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January 31, 2017

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Tronsen Meadows Ski Tour

3.5 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain •

A bluebird day and 8" of week old blower powder made for a great day of skiing the glades at Tronsen Meadows near Blewitt Pass. This was my first time exploring this area. The close access is great, but it's a bit of a drive for me. Probably going to wait until some longer spring days to go deeper into this area, but there is lots of good lines. Spent the day with my buddy Tyson and we both felt happy for getting out and getting some turns in. Here's to the 1st trip of the new year and hopefully a few more months of quality snow !!!

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January 14, 2017


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