Climbing Mount Olympus in the Heart of Olympic National Park

Climbing Mount Olympus in the Heart of Olympic National Park

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!Ever since I started my life in the outdoors, I always gave thought to climbing Mount Olympus. While the 8,000 feet Olympus certainly is not the biggest peak around, it offers an alpine feel rivaling …

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

John Muir once said “the mountains are calling and I must go” since they called to him so… The saying has almost become a cliche slogan these days, but I must say it certainly rings true to me every time I hear it. It’s something that feels burned into my spirit, especially when I look at Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier …

Torment-Forbidden Traverse

Torment-Forbidden Traverse

This past weekend I met up with Kel Rossiter of Adventure Spirit Guides for a two-day run at the classic Torment-Forbidden Traverse (Grade IV, 5.6) in Washington’s Boston Basin. The traverse was an absolutely outstanding route in one of the most spectacular and wild settings I’ve ever seen. The traverse is not particularly difficult climbing but it is long, committing, and features …