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  1. Trip: Mount Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys Date: 9/11/2013 Trip Report: Just got around to writing this up! Nice to finally go climb this route, had only descended it before. http://shralptown.com/2013/11/30/mount-shuksan-fisher-chimneys-se-ridge/
  2. Trip: Chamonix, France - Mont Blanc Date: 4/17/2013 Trip Report: TR from my last few days in Chamonix. Things got warm and we had to go high. http://shralptown.com/2013/04/24/mont-blanc/
  3. Trip: Chamonix, France - Glacier Rond & Cosmiques Date: 4/13/2013 Trip Report: Below is a TR to one of my best days in Chamonix this year with incredible conditions on two classic lines. Hope you enjoy! http://shralptown.com/2013/04/23/glacier-rond-cosmiques-chamonix/
  4. Trip: Chamonix, France - Milieu Glacier Date: 4/5/2013 Trip Report: The Alps continue to deliver! http://shralptown.com/2013/04/14/milieu-glacier-chamonix/
  5. Trip: Verbier, Switzeland - Bec des Rosses & nearby Date: 4/3/2013 Trip Report: Here's a short TR from a fun day in and around Verbier. http://shralptown.com/2013/04/11/verbier-switzerland-432013/
  6. Trip: Chamonix, France - Capucin Traverse Date: 4/2/2013 Trip Report: Here's a trip report of an epic day in France. As many know it's been an epic winter over here, and I'm psyched to be able to have made it over for a little taste of the goods. http://shralptown.com/2013/04/09/capucin-traverse-chamonix-france/
  7. Trip: Snowdon Peak, San Juan's, CO - Naked Lady Couloir Date: 3/20/2013 Trip Report: Another good day in the San Juan's, hope you enjoy! http://shralptown.com/2013/03/23/naked-lady-couloir-snowdon-peak/
  8. Trip: Mount Sneffels, San Juan's, CO - Snake Couloir Date: 3/19/2013 Trip Report: On the last day of winter we decided to head into the Sneffels Range for a little fun. Here's the link, hope you enjoy! http://shralptown.com/2013/03/21/snake-couloir-mount-sneffels/
  9. Trip: San Juan's, Colorado - Cement-Kendall-Python-Gemini Date: 3/18/2013 Trip Report: Not the cascades, but the posts will be soon! Enjoy! http://shralptown.com/2013/03/18/cement-kendall-python-gemini/
  10. Trip: San Juan's, Colorado - Grand Turk/Sultan Date: 3/4/2013 Trip Report: Here is a trip report from the past couple of days in the San Juan's. It just keeps getting better! http://shralptown.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/blue-bird-paradise/
  11. Trip: San Juan's, Colorado - San Joaquin Date: 2/26/2013 Trip Report: Below is a link to a brief report about 3 epic days of skiing in the San Juan's. Enjoy http://shralptown.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/san-juans-226-228/
  12. Trip: San Juan's - Silverton Backcountry Date: 2/8/2013 Trip Report: Hi all, Below is a little thing I put together on recent skiing in the San Juan's. Hope you enjoy. http://shralptown.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/first-week-back-in-the-san-juans/
  13. Shralptown

    Check it out folks. Hope you enjoy, improvements happening weekly. http://shralptown.wordpress.com/
  14. Trip: Pickets - Full North South Traverse Date: 7/30/2012 Trip Report: Been a while since I've posted anything here, but thought I'd share this one. Hope you guys enjoy. http://shralptown.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/picket-traverse/
  15. Trip: Mt. Rainier - Liberty Ridge Date: 7/13/2012 Trip Report: Here's another better late than never TR you can hopefully at least enjoy http://shralptown.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/liberty-ridge/
  16. Hello, I am looking to hit up either the Fisher Chimneys or Eldorado this Tuesday and Wednesday (12th and 13th) if anyone is interested. I have quite a bit of glacier experience, and some rock, so I'm looking to follow a more experienced climber on technical routes. Danny
  17. DC route on Rainier?

    I was wondering if any of you have any information about the condition of the DC route from Camp Muir? We are planning on an attempt next week, and would like to know how it's been? Also, are plastic boots needed, or can I get by with leathers?
  18. [TR] Mt Rainier - Disappointment Cleaver 7/24/2008

    Thanks for the great TR! Just the info I need for my trip next week.
  19. DC route conditions?

    I was wondering if any of you have any information about the condition of the DC route from Camp Muir? We are planning on an attempt next week, and would like to know how it's been? Also, are plastic boots needed, or can I get by with leathers?
  20. Hart's Pass Road?

    Does anyone know if the road up to Hart's Pass is open yet?
  21. [TR] Mount Shuksan - Fisher Chimney 6/21 - 6/22

    Geez, don't you know a picture is worth a thousand words!
  22. [TR] Mt. Shuksan - Sulphide Glacier 5/19/2008

    I'm new to the NW, what would you expect of the glacier this time of year? And is the summit gulley skiable right now?
  23. Trip: Heather Pass - Lake Ann Date: 5/14/2008 Trip Report: After not skiing for about a week and a half, Lani and I were jonesing for some turns. After reading contradicting weather reports about what was actually going to be taking place in the mountains last weekend, and early last week, we decided that we should go take a look for ourselves. So, on Wednesday we set off for Rainy Pass to head up to Heather Pass to ski for a day and a half. For a short while on the approach in the trees I was encouraged by how firm the snow held up for our skin. However, as soon as we got into an area with less trees as we stayed high on the ridge just north of Lake Ann, the snow deteriorated very fast. In fact we found ourselves having to stomp in every step for the last half mile, which tookk almost two hours. Spent, we made camp at heather pass and called it a day. We were woken up several times that night by large avalanches breaking off towards Black Peak, we would know why the next morning. When we crawled out of the tent the next morning, we figured it had not got below freezing that morning based on how hot it already was. Lani's thermometer on her pack was reading close to 90 degrees! We then decided to pack up camp and prepare to leave after a short skin up and ski down on the ridge just to the east of Heather Pass (Mistake!). About half way up this ridge we found ourselves having to stomp in our steps again as most steps slid from under us. We decided to find a protected spot in some trees to take skins off. We skied back to our packs (setting off a fairly scary wet slide on my first or second turn, and headed down the north side of Heather Pass, opting not to get back on the south facing slope. It took a bit of route finding to avoid cliffs and avy paths on the way out, but we managed to get down to the valley bottom safely. We started heading towards the road, keeping our ears open for sounds of traffic. We never heard any traffic, so we started second guessing where we were, but finally reached the road 1.5 miles from the car at Rainy Pass. I dropped all the gear there with Lani and skinned to the car, never seeing a single car. As we were loading up a DOT guy came up and said the road was closed due to Avalanche danger. Big Surprise! He was nice enough to let us drive over to Mazama, where along te way we saw the avalanche that was blocking the east bound lane under the spires. All in all, it was a fun trip and we got to see terrain that is new to us, but mistakes were made in not being more aware of what the temps were doing up there. Here is a link to some pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/dannyozment/HeatherPassTrip Gear Notes: Skins Approach Notes: Avoid south facing slopes
  24. Good multi-day ski trips?

    I was wondering if anyone has any info on any multi-day ski trip off off hwy 20? I just spent three nights up near Silver Star Mountain and had a blast. I'm looking for a trip that includes glacier travel and skiing with an initial approach of around 6 miles or less.
  25. Heather and Maple pass Area?

    I'm new to the area and looking for info. I had a great trip up Silver Star a week ago, but want to see if anyone can give me any info about the Heather and Maple Pass areas? Amount of skiable terrain? Logical place to camp for a few nights and base day trips out of? Any bigger lines I should look for? Any Info helps! Thinking about heading up there next Wednesday.