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The first half of 2015 was a very low snow year for the Pacific Northwest, leading to a rather "broken up" Disappointment Cleaver route on the upper mountain of Mount Rainier. I like how this photo illustrates the scale of the climbers among the crevasses and ice towers.
Sony A7, Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN
My wife admires the rock formations along Lumpy Ridge in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Twin Owls Loop is a 12 mile loop that loosely follows Lumpy Ridge, popular for a number of climbing routes. We hiked in and spent one night (with our six month old!) on this great trail.
Avalanche conditions kept us from reaching the summit of Mount Hood, but the early descent meant we could take our time enjoying the sunrise.
With the clouds rolling in below us and the winds picking up, it was still worth just a moment to observe the Oregon Cascades from Mount Hoods South Side Route.
Descending Mount Rainier, with Little Tahoma looming ahead. Mount Rainier itself is "Big" Tahoma, a name used by Native Americans for the mountain. The group is standing at the top of the Disappointment Cleaver, a steep ridge that gives this route its well known name.
Full Disclosure: I didn't take this photo. My wife took this photo with an iPhone. However, she may have captured the effort required for our snow hike up Mount Sneffels better than I ever could.
My iPhone capture of our hike up the Lavender Col route on Mount Sneffels. We planned this hike during late September with sunny skies, then woke up to ~8 inches of fresh snow. We were the only people on this Colorado 14er that day, and one of the highlights of our climbing adventures together.
This was only a training day on Mount Hood's lower slopes, but the wet snow and driving winds still made for an exciting day.
Among the Giants
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It's easy to feel small among these giants in the Tuolomne Grove of Giant Sequoias.
Struggling in deep snow and high winds