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Category : Mountaineering

The Vertical Investment

The Vertical Investment

  We know most mountains are uphill. We know that. Sometimes really uphill. I came across this photo of my then roommate, Kevin Palmquist, as we slogged up Diller Canyon on Mt. Shasta. It seemed like a real climb at the time and looking at the photo I know why. Diller Canyon is...

Our website’s theme song…

Our website’s theme song…

I'm still on a bender about old photos and found this website's namesake photo. The photo of Dr. Mike was taken in 1979 on Mt. Shasta at about the 13,000' level in a total whiteout and some fierce winds. Note the very stylin' and vintage 60/40 Powderhorn Mountaineering parka. I had one too, only...

1st Annual in Search of Snow & Storms Trip

1st Annual in Search of Snow & Storms Trip

I think it was about 1977. I was studying to be an graphic designer but my high school art teacher said I should probably consider another career because I couldn't draw. Still can't. I figured I was really good at drawing straight lines, so I lateralled to architecture. That career goal...

Google Earth, you’re the ginchiest

Google Earth, you’re the ginchiest

I love Google Earth. Who doesn't? As an incessant planner, I need to always prepare for the next trip. I know I drive some of my friends at work a little crazy because of my planning, and I am trying to be a better slacker, but it's hard to break good habits. I think I'll take up drinking,...

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