Here is a list of places I’ve been for skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and climbing (in Washington State unless otherwise noted.)

Notice that– starting in 2009– mountain biking has pretty much replaced backcountry skiing and hiking.  We still get out about every week, but it’s more often on trail systems than wilderness trails.

SKI AREAS

WASHINGTON

  • Snoqualmie Pass/Ski Acres/Alpental (my early years)
  • Stevens Pass (alpine & nordic) (our “home” mountain in the 1990s)
  • Crystal Mountain
  • White Pass (alpine & nordic)
  • Mt Baker
  • Mission Ridge (our “home” mountain since the 2000s)
  • Leavenworth (nordic)
  • Echo Ridge (nordic)
  • Sun Mountain (nordic) – Winthrop
  • Loup Loup (nordic)

OREGON

  • Timberline (summer) – Mt Hood
  • Mt Bachelor (alpine & nordic)
  • Anthony Lakes

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA

  • Heavenly

UTAH (1999 & even years since)

  • Snowbird
  • Alta
  • Brighton
  • Solitude

COLORADO

  • Steamboat Springs (1997 honeymoon)

CANADA

  • Whistler/Blackcomb (2001)
  • Big White (2013)
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MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS

WASHINGTON

  • Anacortes Community Forest Lands (Anacortes)
  • Blanchard (Bellingham)
  • Cherry Valley (Duvall)
  • Galbraith (Bellingham)
  • Paradise (Woodinville)
  • Pilchuck Tree Farm (Arlington)
  • Port Gamble (Kitsap Peninsula)
  • Sun Mt (Winthrop)
  • Tokul West (Fall City)

OREGON

  • Phil’s Trails (Bend)

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SKI BLOG POSTS

2013

2012

2011

2010

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2013 – BIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE

ROAD BIKE

  • Centennial Trail (33.1 mi) – 7/03
  • Centennial Trail (35.6 mi) – 7/10
  • Centennial Trail (44.1 mi) – 7/13
  • Centennial Trail (42.4 mi) – 7/16
  • Lake Washington circumnavigation (51 mi) – 8/10
  • To Everett waterfront (20 mi) – 8/25
  • To Monroe (51.2 mi) – 10/5

HIKE

  • Saddle Rock – 8/04

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2012 – BIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE 

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 2011 – BIKE – HIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE
  • Phil’s Trails (Bend, OR) – 6/25
  • Pilchuck Tree Farm – 7/10, 7/19
  • Beverly Creek/Iron Peak loop – 7/31
  • Rock Creek/Basalt Ridge – 8/20
  • Suntop/Skookum Flats – 9/10
  • Roslyn/Rat Pack – 9/24
  • Sage Hills – 10/08
  • Devil’s Gulch/Mission Ridge -10/15
  • Lily Lake – 11/06
  • Lizard Lake – 12/03
  • Samish Overlook – 12/10
  • Galbraith – 7/23, 8/6, 8/7, 8/13, 8/27, 9/17, 10/01, 10/29
 HIKE
  • Pihea/Alaka’i Swamp (KAUAI) – 5/13
  • Maha’ulepu Lithified Cliffs (KAUAI) – 5/15
  • Waimea Canyon Trail (KAUAI) – 5/16
  • Dillon Falls (Bend, OR) – 6/24
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2010 – BIKE – HIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE
  • Sage Hills – 7/04
  • Crystal Mt – 7/31
  • Cutthroat Pass – 8/14
  • Basalt Peak – 9/04
  • Whistle Lake – 9/18
  • Middle Fork Snoqualmie – 9/25
  • Roslyn/Rat Pack – 10/02
HIKE
  • Lily Lake/Oyster Dome – 6/12
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2009 – BIKE – HIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE

  • Klone Peak – 7/18
  • Nason Ridge – 7/20
  • Cutthroat Pass – 8/07
  • Suntop/Skookum Flats – 8/30
  • Little Mt (trail work) – 9/12
  • Roslyn/Rat Pack – 9/27
HIKE
  • Goose Rock (Deception Pass) – 10/23
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2008 – BACKCOUNTRY SKI – BIKE – HIKE

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

MOUNTAIN BIKE
  • Shevlin loop (Bend, OR) – 6/21
  • New Bikes!
  • Bend, OR – 9/27-28/08
  • Sage Hills – 10/04
  • Mission Creek – 10/05
  • Pilchuck Tree Farm – 10/10, 10/11, 10/17, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25
  • Sun Mt – 11/15
  • Anacortes (Cranberry Lake trails) – 11/22
HIKE
  • Kalalau Trail (Ke’e to Hanakapiai Beach/Falls, KAUAI) – 5/23
  • Kukui Trail to Waimea River (2800 ft to 650 ft), KAUAI – 5/27
  • Trail #1423 Entiat River Rd – 6/28
  • Sauer’s Mt – 7/26
  • Mt Pilchuck – 7/28
  • Welcome Pass – 8/02
  • Scott Paul Trail loop (Rocky Creek) – 8/30
  • Sourdough Mt – 9/06
  • Cutthroat Pass – 9/13
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2007 – BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

HIKE
  • Smith Rock (Bend, OR) – 3/24
  • Leavenworth Fish Hatchery trail – 5/25
  • Sauer’s Mt – 5/27
  • Iron Goat Trail – 6/16
  • Cow Creek Meadows – 6/23
  • Lake Serene – 7/15
  • Bootjack Mt – 7/28
  • Trout Lake – 8/11
  • Sage Hills – 8/12 (bike)
  • Iron Peak – 8/18
  • Cougar Divide – 8/25
  • Tumalo Falls (Bend, OR) – 9/02
  • Excelsior Ridge – 9/08
  • Mt Daniel – 9/15
  • Driveway Butte – 9/22
  • Merritt/Lost Lake – 10/06
  • Mt Si – 10/13
  • Ancient Lakes – 10/27
  • falls/river (Bend, OR) – 11/23

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2006 – BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Mt Pilchuck – 5/13
  • Mt Pilchuck – 5/14
  • Mt Pilchuck (Gunsight Chute) – 5/21
  • Scott Paul Trail (Mt Baker) – 6/17
  • Easy Pass – 7/08

HIKE

  • Saddle Rock – 5/29
  • Lake Lenore Caves – 6/10
  • Easy Pass – 7/04
  • Barclay Lake – 7/14
  • Cougar Mt – 7/15
  • Church Mt – 7/29
  • 4th of July Creek – 8/05
  • Kendall Katwalk to Ridge/Gravel Lakes – 8/26
  • Rainbow Ridge – 9/02
  • Miller Peak (via Iron Creek) – 9/09
  • Earl Peak (via Bean Creek) – 9/16
  • Saddle Rock – 9/17
  • Sawtooth Ridge – 9/23
  • Mt Ellinor – 9/30
  • Mt St Helens (SUMMIT) – 10/07
  • Heather/Maple Pass loop – 10/14
  • Windy Pass – 10/21
  • Mt Dickerman – 10/28
  • Chuckanut – 11/18

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2005 – BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE – CLIMB

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Yodelin (short trip) – 1/01
  • Scott Paul Trail – 2/05
  • Chiwaukum Creek – 3/12
  • Deer Creek Rd/Kelcema Lake/Deer Creek Pass – 3/19
  • Squak Glacier (to 7580 ft) – 4/30
  • Rainy Pass/Black Peak (7420 ft) – 5/07
  • Squak Glacier (to 8200 ft) – 5/21
  • Mt Baker Ski Area – 11/12
  • Meadow Mt Rd (Mtn Loop) – 11/25
  • Big Four Ice Cave, Deer Creek Rd – 12/10
  • Dry Canyon (Bend, OR) – 12/24

HIKE

  • Tumwater Canyon – 4/10
  • Deception Creek – 4/17
  • Ashland Lakes/Twin Falls – 4/23
  • Iron Goat Trail (Martin Creek to Windy Tunnel) – 5/08
  • Twin Lakes – 5/14
  • Monte Cristo Rd (bike) – 5/26
  • Lake Stuart – 5/28
  • Liberty, Lion Gulch Rd (bike) – 5/30
  • Monte Cristo Rd (bike), Poodle Dog Pass (hike) – 6/18
  • Ingalls Creek (to Falls Creek) – 7/04
  • Mt Lillian – 7/17
  • Lake Marion, unnamed peak (6050 ft) – 7/23
  • Squilchuck State Park – 7/24
  • Lake Ann – 7/30
  • Chatter Creek (to Lake Edna/Ladie’s Pass) – 8/13
  • Mission Peak loop – 8/20
  • Easy Pass (with scramble) – 8/27
  • 4th of July Creek – 9/10
  • Rainy Lake, Ross Lake Dam to Resort – 9/11
  • Awa Awapuhi Trail (KAUAI) – 9/18
  • Sleeping Giant (KAUAI) – 9/22
  • Mission Peak – 10/01
  • Ingalls Lake – 10/08
  • Pyramid Lake (toward Colonial Peak) – 10/22

CLIMB

  • Mt Baker SUMMIT – 8/07

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2004 BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE – CLIMB

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Yodelin – 3/20
  • Longs Pass – 5/15
  • Esmeralda Basin – 5/29
  • Squak Glacier (8550 ft) – 7/17
  • Squak Glacier (6735 ft) – 7/31
  • at Stevens Pass Ski Area – 11/27
  • at Stevens Pass Ski Area – 12/05
  • Icicle Creek Rd (XC) – 12/11

HIKE

  • Smith Rocks (OR) – 4/25
  • Duncan Hill – 6/05
  • Mt Maude (6950 ft) – 6/26
  • Estes Butte – 7/10
  • Lake Serene – 7/24
  • Rock Mt – 8/07
  • Boulder River, Mt Baker (4800 ft) – 8/14
  • Paulina Peak (OR) – 9/05
  • Bathtub Lakes/Pilchuck Ridge (5020 ft) – 9/12
  • Pilchuck Ridge – 9/19
  • Scott Paul Trail loop – 9/26
  • Norway Pass (St Helens erupted) – 10/01
  • Mt Pilchuck (alt route up/down) – 10/03
  • Mt Dickerman – 10/23
  • Lanham Lake – 11/06
  • Devil’s Spur/Gulch – 11/07
CLIMB/SKI
  • Mt Baker SUMMIT (with skis) – 5/01
  • Mt Adams S. SUMMIT (ski SW Chutes) – 7/03-04

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2003 BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE – CLIMB

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Yodelin – 4/05
  • Icicle Ridge – 4/19
  • Vesper Peak (hike w/ skis) – 4/26
  • Eight Mile Lake to 6200 ft – 5/03
  • Stevens Pass Ski Area – 5/17
  • Squak Glacier (7645 ft) hailstorm – 7/12
  • Sulphide Glacier, Mt Shuksan – 9/20
  • Lake Ethel Tr – 11/29
HIKE
  • Deception Falls – 5/17
  • Chatter Creek to 5600 ft – 5/24
  • Hawkins Mt – 5/31
  • Bootjack Mt to 6420 ft – 6/07
  • Tunnel Creek/Hope Lk/unnamed peak (5570 ft) – 6/08
  • Icicle Gorge – 7/05
  • N. Fork Sauk Tr to Pilot Ridge (5300 ft) – 7/20
  • Round Lake, scramble 6200 ft – 8/02
  • Butcher Creek/Round Mt – 8/23
  • White Pine/Wild Horse/Big Chiwaukum (6800 ft) – 8/30
  • Shannon Ridge/Sulphide Glacier (6450 ft), Mt Shuksan – 9/13
  • Mt David – 9/27
  • Mt Ellinor – 10/04
  • Lake Ethel – 10/11
  • Dirty Face Peak – 10/25
  • Heybrook Lookout – 11/08
  • Augusta Lake Tr to 6400 ft (snowshoe) – 11/16

CLIMB/SKI

  • Mt Adams SUMMIT (with skis) – 6/28
  • Glacier Peak SUMMIT – 7/26-28

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2002 BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE – CLIMB

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Jim Hill – 4/20
  • Mt Higgins – 4/27
  • Sally Portman Tour (Blue Peak/Washington Pass) – 5/18
  • Mt Watson – 11/23
  • Scott Paul Tr/Crag View (6000 ft) – 12/01

HIKE

  • Merritt Lake – 6/29
  • Grieder Lakes – 7/06
  • Mirror Lake/Lookout (Mt Hood, OR) – 7/13
  • Klahane Ridge (Hurricane Ridge) – 7/20
  • Sulphur Mt – 7/27
  • Augusta Lake/Little Jim Peak – 8/03
  • Eunice Lake/Tolmie Peak – 8/10
  • W. Cady Ridge/Benchmark Mt loop – 8/18
  • Dock Butte/Blue Lake – 8/24
  • Ptarmigan Ridge – 9/14
  • Yellow Aster Butte/Tomyhoi Peak – 9/21
  • High Pass/Mt Larrabee – 9/28
  • Sauk Mt/Lake – 10/12
  • Huckleberry Mt – 10/19
  • Boulder River – 10/26
  • Poe Mt – 11/02
  • Gee Point – 12/07

CLIMB 

  • Mt St Helens – 7/15
  • Mt Adams (to 10,500 ft) – 8/31 – 9/01

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2001 BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE – CLIMB

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Skyline Ridge Stevens Pass – 1/07
  • Cutthroat Pass – 4/06
  • Early Winters – 5/19
  • Scott Paul Tr/Crag View (5300 ft) – 5/26
  • Scott Paul Tr/Crag View (5700 ft) – 5/27
  • Skyline Divide – 6/02-03
  • Scott Paul Tr/Crag View (5780 ft) -6/09
  • Scott Paul Tr/Crag View (6000 ft) – 6/16
  • Mt Watson – 11/17
  • Watson Lakes (snowmobile trail) – 11/25

HIKE

  • Thornton Lakes/Trapper Peak – 8/04
  • Orcas Island falls – 8/11
  • Mt Townsend Ridge – 8/19
  • Scorpian Mt – 8/25
  • Townsend Mt – 9/02
  • Josephine Lake/unnamed peak – 9/08
  • Ptarmigan Ridge – 9/15 (Elisa only)
  • Round Lake – 9/22
  • Thorp Mt – 9/30
  • Anderson Lake/Watson Lakes/Anderson Butte – 10/06
  • Anderson/Watson Lakes – 11/10

CLIMB

  • Glacier Peak SUMMIT – 9/13-15 (Eric only)

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2000 BACKCOUNTRY SKI – HIKE

BACKCOUNTRY SKI

  • Van Trump Park – 5/20
  • Skyline Divide – 11/01
  • Mt Baker Ski Area – 11/05
  • Mt Baker Ski Area (Bagley Lakes) – 11/11

HIKE

  • Blanca Lake – 6/25
  • Serene Lake – 7/02
  • Mt Pilchuck – 7/04
  • Vesper Peak – 7/08 (Eric)
  • Mt Pilchuck – 7/14 (Eric)
  • Gothic Basin – 7/16 (Eric)
  • Heather Lake – 7/18
  • Robe Valley – 7/20
  • Sauk Mt – 7/23
  • Bedal Peak – 7/30
  • Lookout Mt – 8/13
  • Goat Peak – 8/20
  • Rock Mt – 8/27
  • Nada, Snow, Viviane Lakes (Enchantments) – 9/03
  • Vesper Peak – 9/17
  • Minotaur Lake, Labyrinth Mt – 9/24
  • Schrieber’s Meadow, High Camp – 10/01
  • Schrieber’s Meadow, Easton-Deming loop – 10/08
  • Snow Lake – 10/22
  • Green Mt – 11/19 (Eric)
  • Squire Creek – 11/26

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1999 HIKE – CLIMB

HIKE

  • Heather Lake – 1/24 (Eric)
  • Heather Lake – 5/23
  • Perry Creek/Mt Forgotten – 7/25
  • Granite Mt – 8/01
  • Long’s Pass – 8/22
  • Carne Mt – 8/29
  • Lake 22 – 9/02
  • Mt Pilchuck – 9/07 (Eric)
  • Robe Valley – 9/16
  • Colchuck Lake/Aasgard Pass – 10/03
  • Mt Dickerman – 10/10 (Eric)
  • Tonga Ridge/Mt Sawyer – 10/24
  • Heather Lake – 11/21

CLIMB

  • Sahale Mt – 9/03-04 (Eric)
  • Ruth Mt – 9/11

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1998 HIKE

HIKE

  • Kennedy Hot Springs – 4/25 (Elisa)
  • Heather Lake – 5/04
  • Lake Twenty Two – 5/07
  • Ashland Lakes – 5/10
  • Cutthroat Lake – 5/24
  • Mt Pilchuck – 5/25
  • Heather Lake – 5/27
  • Lakeshore Trail, Holden Lake – 6/07-10 (Elisa)
  • Trout Lake, Malachite Lake – 7/05
  • Pinnacle Lake – 7/08
  • Mt Pilchuck – 7/09
  • Glacier Basin – 7/18-19
  • Three Fingers – 7/26
  • Cascade Pass, Sahale – 8/02
  • Camp Muir Mt Rainier – 8/30
  • Pugh Mt – 9/13
  • Green Mt – 9/27