Thursday, August 27, 2009

SEATTLE TIMES HIKING STORY

Check out my story in today's Seattle Times about getting high ... in the mountains. It's here (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2009748164_nwwhighhikes27.html) and features five hikes in the Cascades that top out at 7,500 or higher. Shot above is Sahale Arm above Cascade Pass, which I hiked about three weeks ago.

6 comments:

  1. Nicely written and undoubtedly a great list of hikes. I just wanted to point out that there might be lots of disappointed hikers who drive all the way to Cascade River Road and find it closed.

    http://alpineinstitute.blogspot.com/2009/08/cascade-river-road-closure.html

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  2. Thanks for the note. And the story does make note of the road closure so hopefully readers will read it carefully.

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  3. Excellent article- your writing style and subject material made me take a closer look (and led me to your blog). Thanks for the great piece- I'll be checking out the books, next.

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  4. Cool! Thanks for the note, Titanium!

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  5. Absolutely! I hail from AK, but spend as much time as possible in the Pacific Northwet :) The hiking and climbing are simply unparalleled for both the views and the accessiblity.

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  6. I'm not proud to say that there are a few hikes on your list I didn't know about. The Enchantments sounds wonderful - "a plateau of crystalline lakes..."

    The flourishes you use to describe some of these places are pretty compelling. Too bad most places above 2,000 feet are buried in snow right now.

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