2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

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2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by kepPNW » January 7th, 2014, 7:28 pm

Looking back at 2013, I marvel at all the fun I had out in the woods, and the good friends I've made! I know I've posted effusively on this board, so I won't waste a bunch of words. Just wanted to go back and take a look at where I'd been, and leave an index for me to quickly find trail reports. Yes, I wrote most, but not all, of them! It ended up an astounding (to me) 647 miles, and about 169,000' of climbing, on 45 incredible hikes. Not a bad one among them. :)

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Jan 13: Cape Horn, solo, 7.5 miles, 1750' EG. Trip report.


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Jan 19: Silver Star South Ridge, solo snowshoe (first time ever!), 7.4 miles, 3000' EG. Trip Report.


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Feb 2: Hamilton Mountain and beyond, solo, 11.6 miles, 3500' EG. Trip Report.


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Feb 9: Coldwater Ridge into a whiteout, with Peder, 9.9 miles, 2750' EG. Trip Report.


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Feb 15: Mount St. Helens summit (Worm Flows), with Peder and Ben, 10.5 miles, 5750' EG. Trip Report



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Feb 24: Elevator Shaft and much more, solo, 12.2 miles, 4000' EG. Trip Report.


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Mar 8: Saint Helens Lake, with Peder, 14 miles, 3500' EG. Trip Report.


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Mar 22: Swale Canyon, solo, 19 miles, 1000' EG. Trip Report.


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Mar 30: Double Dog Dare and Wind Mtn, with Tim/EP/Mayhem/DN/Sean/Peder/Crusak/TomRoy/et al! 18 miles, 7250' EG. Trip Report.


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Apr 13: Klickitat River and Stacker Butte, with Peder and Tim, 19 miles, 2000' EG. Trip Report.


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Apr 20: Eagle Creek, with Tim and his friend, 22 miles, 2000' EG Trip Report.


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Apr 21: Labyrinth to Catherine Creek to Coyote Wall , with Jim (Crusak), 13 miles, 3750' EG. Trip Report.


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Apr 27: Kings Mountain and Elk Creek, with Crusak/EP/Mayhem, 13 miles, 3750' EG. Trip Report.


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May 2: Table Mountain and Aldrich Butte, solo, 10.5 miles, 4000' EG. Trip Report.


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May 4: Silver Star South and Pyramid Rock Wraparound, with EP and Tim, 10 miles, 4500' EG. Trip Report.
Worth it, just for Tim's video alone!



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May 11: Hamilton-Hardy-Hamilton loop-de-loop, solo, 22.5 miles, 5000' EG. Trip Report.


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May 18: Wilson River Thru, with Jim/Brad/Mayhem, 24 miles (in the rain!), 3750' EG. Trip Report.


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May 31: Dog-Augspurger, with Brad/Buddy/Timmy, 16.5 miles, 5750' EG. Trip Report.


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Jun 6: Ruckel Ridge Loop, with Jim, 13.5 miles, 4500' EG. Trip Report.


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Jun 15: Hunchback Mountain loop, solo, 19.5 miles, 4750' EG. Trip Report.


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Jun 22: Coldwater & Saint Helens Lakes loop, with Peder and Floyd, 18.5 miles, 4250' EG. Trip Report.


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Jun 29: Ramona Falls and Yocum Ridge, solo, 21.5 miles, 4300' EG. Trip Report.


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Jul 6: South Sister Summit Sunrise Solitude, with Peder, 12.5 miles, 5250' EG. Trip Report.


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Jul 13: McNeil Point and more, with Jim, 15 miles, 4500' EG. Trip Report.


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Jul 20: Three Fingered Jack loop, with Jim, 23 miles, 4000' EG. Trip Report.


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Jul 26: Mount Adams summit, with Peder, 13.5 miles, 7000' EG. Trip Report.


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Jul 27: Wahclella Falls, with family.


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Aug 8: Elk Meadows-Gnarl Ridge-Mount Hood Meadows, solo, 20 miles, 4500' EG. Trip Report.


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Aug 9: Goat Lake loop, with Jim, 18.5 miles, 4250' EG. Trip Report.
  • (Two month break?!?)
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Oct 4: Butte Camp Dome loop, with Allison/Kam/Steve, 12.5 miles, 2500' EG. Trip Report.


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Oct 6: Tom, Dick, and Harry loop, solo, 8 miles, 2000' EG.


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Oct 13: Mount St. Helens summit (Monitor Ridge), with EP/Bosterson/Elsie, 9 miles, 4500' EG. Trip Report.


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Oct 20: Lookout Mtn and Flag Point, with Kam/Brianne, 12.5 miles, 3000' EG. Trip Report.


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Oct 26: Mt Margaret and Coldwater Peak, with Jim, 21.5 miles, 5000' EG. Trip Report.


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Nov 1: Mississippi Head, with Allison/Bill/Oscar, 12.5 miles, 4250' EG. Trip Report.


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Nov 10: Hamilton Mountain, solo, 9 miles, 2750' EG.


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Nov 11: Green Point Mtn via Nick Eaton Way, with Jim, 20.5 miles, 5750' EG. Trip Report.


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Nov 23: Larch Mountain, solo, 16 miles, 4250' EG. Trip Report.


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Nov 29: Eagle Creek, solo, 17 miles, 1750' EG. Trip Report.


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Dec 5: Silver Star (Grouse Vista loop), with Allison/(Bruce), 9 miles, 2500' EG. Trip Report.


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Dec 7: Icy Multnomah-Wahkeena loop, solo, 7.5 miles, 2000' EG.


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Dec 13: Bells Mountain Trail, solo, 16 miles, 3250' EG. Trip Report.


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Dec 15: Indian Point loop, with Allison/Kam/Oscar/Max/Oliver, 8.5 miles, 3000' EG.


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Dec 19: Tom, Dick, and Harry loop, with Allison/Bill/Oscar, 8 miles, 2000' EG. Trip Report.


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Dec 26: Starvation-Defiance loop, with Allison, 12.5 miles, 5250' EG. Trip Report.


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Dec 31: Ramona Falls, with Kam/Allison/Max/Oliver, 9 miles, 1250' EG. Trip Report.


So, there ya have it. What a year in the woods!!! See ya out there, this year? :D

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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by payslee » January 7th, 2014, 8:55 pm

What marvelous people and places filled your year! I always enjoy your TRs and pictures, although I think my favorite on from this batch is your tree-hugging selfie.

-payslee

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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by Bosterson » January 7th, 2014, 9:07 pm

Very nice collection, Karl. It's like scrolling through a greatest hits of this area!

For 2014, I think I'm going to challenge you to get a little farther afield - Eagle Cap? Alpine Lakes? You don't need to pay for permits for the Enchantments if you dayhike it! :D
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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by Zia » January 7th, 2014, 10:37 pm

You have had an incredible past year filled with wonderful memories and great pictures. I always enjoy reading your trip reports.

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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by Peder » January 7th, 2014, 11:56 pm

Thank you for good company on a number of hikes! My best outing in 2013 was undoubtedly our Rock Arch Snowshoe in March.
kepPNW wrote:
  • (Two month break?!?)
Well, others are doing longer breaks... My thoughts go out to Mayhen and I must admit that I have not done a real hike since August. :(
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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by UTurn » January 8th, 2014, 6:00 am

I truly enjoy reading your trip reports and now I also have a reference of hikes to choose from for the future. Thank you for posting this!

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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by retired jerry » January 8th, 2014, 6:27 am

Hmmm... always this huge smile on your face :)

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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by kepPNW » January 8th, 2014, 7:02 am

Collective thanks so much for the kind thoughts!
payslee wrote:What marvelous people and places filled your year! I always enjoy your TRs and pictures, although I think my favorite on from this batch is your tree-hugging selfie.
I'm truly grateful, yep. I guess I have friends across the spectrum. That photo was taken especially for all my right-leaning friends. :twisted:
Bosterson wrote:Very nice collection, Karl. It's like scrolling through a greatest hits of this area!

For 2014, I think I'm going to challenge you to get a little farther afield - Eagle Cap? Alpine Lakes? You don't need to pay for permits for the Enchantments if you dayhike it! :D
I would love to do that Enchantments dayhike! Gotta figure out the logistics. Would probably need to coax someone into just enjoying Leavenworth for a day, eh? I want to get back to Glacier Peak Wilderness this year, too!
Zia wrote:You have had an incredible past year filled with wonderful memories and great pictures. I always enjoy reading your trip reports.
Hard to stop smiling, even having "been there," yeah. :)
Peder wrote:Thank you for good company on a number of hikes! My best outing in 2013 was undoubtedly our Rock Arch Snowshoe in March.
Y'know, try as we/I might, that one's been almost impossible to top! I still run a rotation of images from that hike as the wallpaper on my home machine. Every one of them brings back very good memories.
I think our run up South Sister was truly epic, too! Different, especially given (heh...) it was in the dark, under a new moon, guided in large part by Polaris. Those memories will never, ever fade, either.
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You were a great companion last year, Peder! I look forward to what sort of mischief and adventure we can get into this year!
UTurn wrote:I truly enjoy reading your trip reports and now I also have a reference of hikes to choose from for the future. Thank you for posting this!
I'm glad that others find these useful, too! Good deal. :)
retired jerry wrote:Hmmm... always this huge smile on your face :)
Not unlike you? 8-)
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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by BigBear » January 8th, 2014, 9:47 am

What a great way of remembering the year - one pic for each trip. You had some great shots in that collection.

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Re: 2013: Back on the Trail, Again!

Post by potato » January 8th, 2014, 9:59 am

45 hikes and not a single one with me, what the hell Karl? :)
Glad you were able to get out for such a fantastic year of hiking.
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