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Now I know how Ed Viesturs Felt the first time on Everest

Franken’s summary of a rewarding but failed summit of Mount Hood, May 2009 Continue reading

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Backcountry Snowshoeing

So, Happy girl and I went on a very nice 4 hour snowshoe excursion today.  Instead of going on normal snowshoe trails, I chose a summer trail from the map (Frog lake area to Twin lakes) and went totally backcountry … Continue reading

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King of the Gorge Hikes

You thought Ruckle was tough? Mt. Defiance is the uber of the gorge hikes. 4800 ft in 6 miles. Continue reading

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