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

Notes — Starting in 2009 mountain biking pretty much replaced backcountry skiing and hiking. In December 2013 I found out I was pregnant, so obviously our lifestyle changed dramatically from that point on!

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)
  • Sage Hills / Horse Lk / Number 2 Cyn (Wenatchee)
  • Squilchuck State Park (Wenatchee)
  • 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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2019 – BIKE – HIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE

HIKE

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2018 – BIKE – HIKE

MOUNTAIN BIKE

HIKE

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2017 – BIKE – HIKE

HIKE

  • X
  • X

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2016 – BIKE – HIKE

HIKE

  • X
  • X

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2015 – HIKE

HIKE

  • X
  • X

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2014 – HIKE

HIKE

  • X
  • X

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2013 – BIKE – HIKE

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