What’s better than regular doggy kisses? Doggy kisses in the backcountry surrounded by an autumn wonderland of course! I finally caught up on writing about our most recent adventure in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness (where this photo was taken). New post is up on the blog! Link in bio if you’re interested in reading and/or seeing more photos 😊
High above @ 14,410 ft looking NW is Liberty Cap @ 14,112 ft. High above the smoke this past summer in Washington State there was fresh air! If you're driving down I-5 and see a pyramid/triangle shape that is Liberty Cap BUT not the summit 😉Liberty Ridge along with Ptarmigan Ridge, Sunset Amphitheatre, and Curtis Ridge are some of the northern routes on the mountain that lead to Liberty Cap. Looks kind of close but it can be about a 90 min walk. Everything @ 14,000 ft is harder. I took a nap next to the summit then our rope team started down the mountain. Imagine what the conditions would be like atop Mt. Rainier this weekend 😬❄💨💧
2 years on the road in this beast we love and call El Chapulín! Thanks for not leaving us stranded and for working yr butt off to take us to hard-to-reach places. Only a few more months to go before we get to take you home with us! Let’s do this 💪🏼 #AshLivin @aatre
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Me looking through my binoculars out to the Cowlitz Chimneys and Sarvant Glacier while heading up to Banshee Peak summer of 2016 -----------------------------------------------------------
Shoutout to @jeffryrocksu who took this picture. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to climb and hike. He knows so much history of Mt Rainier National Park before and after it was established. That history has rubbed off on me as we have gone exploring and found mines, old artifacts from the CCC (civilian conservation corps) and even old trails in the park that are no longer on maps which is freakin awesome!! 😱We keep our secrets on the down low so you will have to get on our good sides for us to share anything 😁Go check out his feed!
The Deep Creek mountains of far Western Utah are a long, long ways from anywhere. This range has more vertical relief than the Tetons and sees very few visitors, almost all of which come to climb the mighty Ibapah Peak (12,080). The climb up Ibapah was brutal; 6,000 vertical feet gained in 8 miles to the summit. Ouch. @kitegoddess33 and i were very thankful for this rockwall on the summit that shielded is from brutally cold winds. We could very well end up being the last people to Summit Ibapah in 2017.
The weekend can’t come soon enough! Oral surgery has kind of put a damper on my ability to go trail running (and be active in general) this week and I’m getting restless 😬 Can’t wait to be setting up camp with Mack and Cassie (who, as seen in this photo, always chooses to curl up on my sleeping bag instead of her own 😂) somewhere off the grid.