For years I was obsessed with this mountain. Old habits die hard – I always try to fly only at sunrise or sunset in Seattle. Just to get a glimpse of this awesomeness in perfect lighting. Seeing Rainier is a hit or miss. It is not visible everyday. Yesterday, I fell asleep on the wayContinue reading “What if there was a giant, snow-clad mountain in Silicon Valley”
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Google Earth simulation of my hike up to Camp Muir
The hike up to Camp Muir on Mt Rainier is my favorite hike. This is a Google Earth simulation of actual GPS tracks from one of my hikes.
Understanding weather forecast trends for alpine climbing
We were planning on climbing Mt Rainier this weekend and then decided not to. Here’s why. Hidden in the small text changes between the forecast right now (left) and the forecast earlier this morning (right) is the information that the conditions are slightly worse than they initially thought. For optimal climbing conditions – you wannaContinue reading “Understanding weather forecast trends for alpine climbing”