Mt Hood for Flag Day

(Photos here.) Joe asked me recently why I’m climbing Mt Hood again and suggested I try something else, like maybe Mt St

National Running Day

I hadn’t heard of such a thing until it popped up in Twitter or Facebook sometime last week. My first reaction was why w

Mt Hood, Redux (again)

On Thursday, May 21, Trung and I decided at the last minute to go climb Mt Hood via the South Side/Old Chute route. I’d

A long day on Mt Hood

Recently, I got to spend the most beautiful day on the mountain I may have ever seen. The mountain in this case refers to Mt H

Mt Hood ascent via Leuthold Couloir

On Friday/Saturday May 30-31, 2008, I successfully summited Mt Hood via the Leuthold Couloir route, a climb from which three t

Mt Olympus, Washington

Photos from a fabulous climb of Mt Olympus are here and here. All in all, this trip was a blast, though due to weather, we (fo

Mt Hood, the first time

Photos here. I hear I was just a little euphoric this past Saturday, upon my return to Portland after successfully summiting M

Shedding gear and backtracking on St Helens

Okay, so here’s some info that makes me a Bad Mazama. I left my 10 essentials behind. Okay, it was just for maybe an hou

Floating in the cold shower

Warm, drowsy, and floating. Last night I was listening with my eyes closed to a choir singing the works of Eric Whitacre being

Sliding Down Mt Ellinor

I spent much of the weekend with David, a close friend since college days. Aside from going to see a guy movie we hiked to the