The ladies leading the charge up Tahoma.

Delayed Summer

Compared to 2015, the summer has been slow coming. We’ve had pretty extended periods of unsettled weather and not much for hot sunny stretches. This, combined with a good winter snowpack, means that conditions in the alpine are actually pretty good when the sun does come out. I’ve gotten in a few pretty awesome days[…]

Summit shot at the high point of the day.

Shannon Creek Headwaters Traverse

Prior to the new Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the Upper Shannon Creek Valley¬†was only accessible by a somewhat difficult and rather long drive up a 4×4 logging road. Once in the valley, the trails were so overgrown that hiking was not particularly pleasant and running was outright impossible. With the Gondola in place, access is a quick[…]