Memorial Day Weekend at the New River Gorge

I joined a small group of twelve or so DC area climbers who were taking advantage of the long Memorial Day Weekend to make the more than five hour trek to the popular New River Gorge in southeastern West Virginia. Some of the group was old faces but most were new to me. The New was also a new destination …

The lovely lenticular that prevented us from summiting Mount Hood

Climbing Mount Hood in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains

I’m out in Washington State for work right now, and a few weeks back me and a couple climbing acquaintances out of Portland penciled in Easter weekend to make an attempt climbing Mount Hood. Things were looking doubtful for awhile there with all the snow that was dumping throughout the Cascades, the avy conditions, and the general weather pattern, but …