100 Peaks #17: Loowit. Dust.

Loowit (Mt. St. Helens) is not made of beautiful rock spires. It is not (in the summer, at least) covered in snow with dramatically windblown icy slopes leading to the summit. Loowit is made of dust. For anyone (like me before moving here) that missed the memo, this is because it is a volcano that... Continue Reading →

Tears.

This is a compilation of stories about crying I coordinated for a small zine. The stories are from friends, people I met thru-hiking, climbing partners, and relatives and represent a broad range of experiences. I leave the zine in summit registers and at other locations for people to find, but I want to make the... Continue Reading →

100 Peaks #13: Mt. Stuart Two Ways

When we got to the top of Mt. Stuart last year, we were basking in the excitement that we could climb something so prominent in one day and with no technical skills. Climbing something so obviously massive, the 6th highest peak in Washington, as inexperienced climbers, seemed to make all of us feel like we... Continue Reading →

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