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NAME Nick McClellan
E-MAIL Masterworksconstruction@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Dude I totally enjoyed that write up. And super sick pics.
I climb , and board. This just got me all jazzed up. I have yet to summit Whitehorse with one failure under my belt. Thanks !
DATE Sunday, October 6th 2013 - 08:44:52 AM

NAME Naseem Rakha
E-MAIL naseem@naseemrakha.com
URL http://www.grandcanyonwriter.com

COMMENTS

Wonderful pictures. I will be heading down the Paria on my own next month. Any advise? I am starting at
White House, so will not tackle Buckskin Gulch. Also, what camera are you using? And how did you keep it dry? Wonderful photos.
DATE Monday, September 16th 2013 - 11:00:49 AM

NAME Art
E-MAIL drarlek@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Having rambled a bit in Holden quad myself, I enjoyed your Dakobed Traverse narrative and photos. Such a uniquely lovely part of the world, and evoked nicely by your prose and images.
DATE Friday, September 13th 2013 - 06:05:16 PM

NAME Midge Martin
E-MAIL haulinags@gmail.com
URL http://www.facebook.com/pages/Outdoor-Experience/308348662601849

COMMENTS

My childhood buddy, has been a long time follower of Jason Hummel Photography. Many times while we were out on our own photographic adventures she would share a little something she had read or an amazing photograph of a moment captured. Which over time has increasingly peaked my interest, And today, I wandered into the wild and adventurous world of Jason, Ben and Kyle... :) Thank you, it was a wonderful adventure, I am so thankful I came along!!
Jason, you should write a book, God has blessed you with a great talent.

Thank you again,
Sincerely,
Midge
DATE Tuesday, August 20th 2013 - 06:09:28 PM

NAME Randylikestoclimb
E-MAIL listed at UUL
URL http://www.panoramio.com/user/2707898?show=best

COMMENTS

Awesome photos and adventures!

Randy
DATE Saturday, May 18th 2013 - 10:24:29 AM

NAME Jay
E-MAIL jay-mars@gorge.net

COMMENTS

Stumbled upon your trip down Mt. Adams and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your pictures and story. As a person that lives right below this great mountain (Glenwood) and directs a non-profit focused on stewardship of this landscape (Mt. Adams Resource Stewards), it is wonderful to learn of the appreciation that others have for this resource.
DATE Tuesday, May 14th 2013 - 07:39:18 PM

NAME Robert Scott
E-MAIL sct6n1@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Now that I live in Ohio ( We all gotta work) I can't tell you how much your images effect me. I miss the mountains like a long lost friend. Seeing the mountains helps me to focus on working hard each day, until I see the Cascades again. I will be back!
DATE Sunday, March 17th 2013 - 09:15:12 AM

NAME Andrew Carey
E-MAIL andrewbcarey@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Great trip report of a really great trip! Thanks!
DATE Saturday, March 16th 2013 - 07:49:59 PM

NAME Valerie Sparks
E-MAIL vjsparks@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Great shots Jason, they are so clear!
DATE Saturday, March 16th 2013 - 04:17:15 PM

NAME Sarah Enera
E-MAIL Sarah.j.enera@gmail.com
URL http://satanamahealingarts.com

COMMENTS

Hey Jason,
I don't think you know me, but Russell Cunningham is my guy, so I've heard all about you :)
Some friends and I (inc Russel) just had a wonderful day out at the Slot. Post wondrous shower, I decided to get on my phone and look up photos and such of the Slot and found your site.
I enjoyed reading your story and seeing the fun photos.

I'm sure I'll see you around at some point.

Keep up the good work!
-Sarah Enera
DATE Sunday, February 10th 2013 - 10:27:15 PM

NAME mark bruser
E-MAIL markbrsr@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

It has been a few years since I visited and site keeps getting better! Thanks for the chance to dream of a day when I can partake in adventures like these...till then, living through you guys!
DATE Saturday, December 15th 2012 - 11:08:40 AM

NAME Ron Riggs
E-MAIL ronriggs88@msn.com

COMMENTS

I recently 'liked' a photo from FB. I live in the NW and enjoyed seeing your photos of the area's mountains. You are much more of an outdoors man than I. I love to ski but don't get to go as much as I need. My family is from Kanab, UT. Paria, WOW! I have been there. A very awesome place and you have seen and shared much more of it than I have seen. Thanks! Your images make me want to go back there soon.

Thanks for letting us view your pics!

Ron.
DATE Tuesday, December 11th 2012 - 02:12:36 AM

NAME Travis Lee
E-MAIL corvettekayak@hotmail.com
URL http://www.youtube.com/user/ohane1

COMMENTS

Nice work guys, I really liked the pic of all 3 of you together. Some amazing shots in there for sure!

I really wish I had your camera skills/equipment! I'll have to settle for gopro videos for now.

DATE Tuesday, December 4th 2012 - 05:00:35 PM

NAME Dave Weyrick
E-MAIL drweyrick@comcast.net

COMMENTS

Jason,
Thanks for this latest, and for all, your great stories and their accompanying photos. You set the mark, along with a few others out there, for us less capable but still get-out-there folks, to which we aspire attainment, but are truely gratefull to just glimpse some facet of the accomplishment you emanate. Your man-powered Ptarmigan Ptrip shared with the Hi-Lakers several years ago continues to inspire me to strive for the unlikely; be it distance or elevation or brush or unknown, though I seek fish while you seek ski runs. Thank you for sharing pure and unfakable joy!
DATE Sunday, August 26th 2012 - 01:29:32 PM

NAME Michael
E-MAIL beauty_utility@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

What I enjoy the most about your site is learning how your family took long hikes when you were young. I admire you all, and especially your parents, for making the effort to take such long treks, and for coming to know the wondrous rewards to be found in the mountains and on the shores.

As a lifelong adventurer much like you, I readily perceive your joy!

DATE Saturday, August 18th 2012 - 09:38:40 PM

NAME Rik Reynolds
E-MAIL rikrey@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Beautiful pics! Made me want to see it live.
thanks!
DATE Thursday, August 16th 2012 - 03:11:31 PM

NAME steve devoght
E-MAIL sdevoght@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Always loved your pics, the mtn bike adventure really stoked me. A good one day mtn bike adventure is Nason ridge from the Rock mtn trail head(not @ the hwy, but up the forest service road/backside) to lake wenatchee. Plenty of hike a bike, close to Rock, Merritt,and ???-and a 9 mile dusty downhill finish. When I did it ten or so years ago was surprised it was even legal
DATE Tuesday, August 7th 2012 - 08:53:48 AM

NAME Amy
E-MAIL jokens3@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

I loved the mountain biking pics and waterfall jumpers from your recent trip!!! Your killing me with all these amazing photos and stories. I miss so much, having those adventures! Thankyou for keeping me inspired!
DATE Saturday, August 4th 2012 - 10:11:40 AM

NAME Chris
E-MAIL seawild@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Wow, great photos. Isolation trip looked incredible.
DATE Wednesday, July 25th 2012 - 11:15:31 AM

NAME Mauricio
E-MAIL mauherrador@aol.com

COMMENTS

Excellent photos!!!
DATE Tuesday, July 24th 2012 - 09:02:19 PM

NAME Jan Pearson
E-MAIL pearsonj13@aol.com

COMMENTS

It's a Saturday morning, I'm enjoying my coffee, while reading your fascinating journey from Paradise to Crystal Mtn. While I initially started reading the article to check out your most recent adventure, I esp. liked it because I was familiar with the begining and ending points. (I returned to skiing at Crystal this past season from a 30+ year hiatus...so much fun! Kind of like riding a bike...just go, the body remembers. Yay!) Your pictures were beautiful...I really liked the photo of the night sky. Amazing! Thanks for the insight and armchair adventure into the mountains. Best wishes for continued safe journeys! Jan P.
DATE Saturday, May 26th 2012 - 09:33:51 AM

NAME John
E-MAIL johnicat@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Jason- Great TR (super pictures) on the Maude/Jack circuit! Was just up there for a spring trip, hit the upper basins of Copper Creek, Big Creek, and Wilson Creek, what boundless terrain!! That place is a treat!
DATE Saturday, May 26th 2012 - 09:00:24 AM

NAME David Burdick
E-MAIL hardcorexplorer@gmail.com
URL http://www.meetup.com/Portlands-Hard-Core-Explore/

COMMENTS

Awesome exposé on your epicure endeavor! You guys rock the mountains fantastic!
DATE Monday, April 9th 2012 - 07:01:39 AM

NAME Nancy Barnhart
E-MAIL barnhart.nancy@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Jsason, WHAT a great trip! Want to tell you my favorite photos: Kyle climbing between a snag and The Way We Came.
The Way we came looks like a painting!
Keep up the great work: photos and writing!
Nancy
DATE Wednesday, March 21st 2012 - 08:02:30 AM

NAME Jeff Clark
E-MAIL suproguitar@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Awesome trip! Looks like the two of you had a great adventure.
DATE Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 11:22:29 AM

NAME Janine
E-MAIL zephyrsaerie@gmail.com
URL http://www.janinedonoho.com

COMMENTS

Truly lovely. Thank you.
DATE Tuesday, March 6th 2012 - 10:28:28 AM

NAME Mary
E-MAIL maresblucrew@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I enjoyed reading the words and was exhilarated by the beauty of the pictures. You showed me places my legs will never take me and for that I am eternally grateful.
DATE Tuesday, February 21st 2012 - 11:25:11 PM

NAME Thomas Winkler
E-MAIL trwinkler@aol.com

COMMENTS

Wonderful writing and fantastic pictures. Thank you!
Tom
DATE Monday, February 20th 2012 - 10:14:56 AM

NAME Jim Retzer
E-MAIL JDRETZ@AOL.COM

COMMENTS

Enjoyed your Bowron pics and hit your Wind River link also. I am a teacher and sponsor of our high school's outdoor club. We have reservations at Bowron for 2012 and our 2013 trip is, you guessed it, the Wind Rivers. You have impeccable taste in choosing locations. Happy trails.
DATE Wednesday, January 25th 2012 - 11:10:02 PM

NAME Cynthia
E-MAIL me@cynthania.com

COMMENTS

Loved your photos and story from Bowron Lake. We did the circuit a year ago in Sept. It snowed. It rained. It sunned. What a gorgeous land and you captured it well. My only recommendation would be to portage your canoes in old school way, on your shoulders, with a good yoke and pads. It's so much easier than using those carts in the mud!
DATE Sunday, December 18th 2011 - 10:20:43 PM

NAME Terry Maczuga
E-MAIL maczuga@clearwire.net

COMMENTS

Enjoyed this thoroughly. My dad did the Bowron Lake circuit twice in the early 70's. As kayakers, my husband and I have often talked of paddling these lakes. Thanks for the inspiration. (seen on NWHikers.net)
DATE Sunday, December 18th 2011 - 06:30:51 PM

NAME Mark Griffith
E-MAIL mark.griffith@gmail.com
URL http://chinagriffith.com/journal

COMMENTS

I was sick today at work and laid in bed, so I had lots of time to spend, I read your Goode Mountain report, good stuff. I enjoyed it immensely, that wallowing description brought back memories of Mt Daniels one spring.
DATE Monday, October 24th 2011 - 04:43:15 AM

NAME Tim Boyle
E-MAIL tim@kuhl.com
URL http://www.kuhl.com/borninthemountains

COMMENTS

Perfect! Great combination of documenting an adventure with photos and notes. Thanks for, as you say, a break from the grind. Cheers!
DATE Monday, October 10th 2011 - 10:51:48 AM

NAME Thom Campbell
E-MAIL tehcampbell@gmail.com
URL http://thomsgear.blogspot.com

COMMENTS

Reminded me of how I got into it all, back when I was 13 on Rainer, in the Olympics, the Adirondacks, wherever. Thank you - you have quite the eye, and can write well too, as I'm sure you've been told before and will hear again. You have a crash pad if ever you need on in Brooklyn. Travel safely. Best, Thom
DATE Sunday, October 2nd 2011 - 05:50:58 PM

NAME Scotty Seren
E-MAIL sseren@comcast.net

COMMENTS

Awesome photos and narrative. My brother and I were wanting to skin up to the winchester fire lookout and ride around the area for a couple days last winter, but it never happened because I was too busy with school to be able to coordinate time off from class and good weather. This upcoming winter we will have to make it happen though. These photos are getting me stoked just thinking about it! I read the story about the Picketts traverse in the winter in backcountry magazine. It was sick. That long exposure photo of Fury at night is incredible. My brother, friend, and I made a trip into the N. Picketts this past August and climbed Challenger and Luna, but weren't able to make it up Fury. Thinking about doing that in the winter is pretty damn intimidating. I love checking out your photos and reading your stories. Keep em coming!
DATE Friday, August 26th 2011 - 11:50:12 PM

NAME Jonathan
E-MAIL packedpow@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Hey, took a look at your report on the summit of Mt. Matier. Looks like a great time. Snow looks great and smooth for September without too many suncups!
DATE Wednesday, August 24th 2011 - 11:58:08 PM

NAME Mark Barnard
E-MAIL markbarnard@msn.com

COMMENTS

Absolutely captivated by your report and photos of Mt Buchner! Makes me want to go and do like wise. I love the North Cascades.

Thanks for sharing
DATE Tuesday, August 23rd 2011 - 04:32:27 PM

NAME Carmina
E-MAIL cpolintan@msn.com

COMMENTS

Your photographs are AMAZING!!! Very inspiring to go out and venture out the mountains again. Trying to figure out how to get to the higher terrain as we used to pre children :P
DATE Saturday, June 4th 2011 - 03:44:43 PM

NAME Jayme L Helgeson
E-MAIL jaymehelgeson@gmail.com
URL http://pugetsoundcounseling.com

COMMENTS

Thanks for this website and the inspiration it brings. It feels like 'home' being immersed in its pages.
DATE Saturday, May 28th 2011 - 01:51:29 PM

NAME Valerie Sparks
E-MAIL vjsparks@gmail.com

COMMENTS

I went with my Grandma in 1961 up Lake Chelan to Stehekin to have the BEST piece of blackberry pie. I bet you wish you had a piece of pie up there too, huh Jason?
DATE Saturday, May 21st 2011 - 10:21:35 PM

NAME wapiti_bob
E-MAIL bob@tx3.net

COMMENTS

Thanks for sharing your trip up Goode Mountain. Great photo's as always
DATE Saturday, May 21st 2011 - 08:10:47 PM

NAME Kim Kircher
E-MAIL kimjkircher@hotmail.com
URL http://www.kimkircher.com

COMMENTS

Great story on Goode Mountain. It's funny. I remember reading that same Nat Geo article about Stehekin as a kid. What an amazing place and an epic adventure for you.
DATE Sunday, May 8th 2011 - 07:01:34 PM

NAME Travis Meyer
E-MAIL Travmanmeyers@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Thanks for documenting so well. I love it, I am so stoked that this is happening right here in my back yard. I dream of doing lines like these. Keep it up!
DATE Sunday, May 8th 2011 - 07:16:38 AM

NAME Eric Johnson
E-MAIL eric7935@sbcglobal.net

COMMENTS

Read your Alpine Lakes Traverse 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed the story and photos. I grew up in Washington climbing around in the 70s & 80s and am looking at doing Rainier this Summer. Now I am having second thoughts, as there are other experiences (more alpine) that I might want to do, rather than a volcano. Thanks for your great site!
DATE Thursday, April 21st 2011 - 09:33:13 AM

NAME Jason Wright
E-MAIL jawright71@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Linked back to your site via FB this evening and was reading up on the Bonanza NW Buttress trip. Cool story and amazing photos (as usual). Thanks for the outdoor "fix".
DATE Monday, April 18th 2011 - 09:42:06 PM

NAME Lisa Bates
E-MAIL lisalillianb@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Beautiful story.. It makes me want to return home to the northwest
DATE Saturday, April 2nd 2011 - 04:41:07 PM

NAME Jack Thomson
E-MAIL Jackthomson5960@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Jason, your work is truly incredible! I think you are the only person i know of who can write a story with pictures. This is where i get all of my inspiration for ski touring, and i hope to someday have the chance to ski with you. If you are ever up at Alpental and want to go for a little tour, let me up and i would be more than happy to go! Other than that, keep up the good work!
DATE Sunday, March 13th 2011 - 06:55:15 PM

NAME amy ross
E-MAIL aross002@gmail.com

COMMENTS

hope to see you and all of your wonderful photography at Bar9 tonight
DATE Saturday, March 12th 2011 - 12:11:52 PM

NAME Greg Starup
E-MAIL jgstarup@tgi.net

COMMENTS

Thank you Jason, for sharing your beautiful photos and great writing. I have skiied for 50 years, but only last year did I venture into the backcountry. It is taking me a long time to gain the fitness that is required (like what I had 30 or 40 years ago) to do the trips that you do, but your reports and photos are an inspiration to me. Thank you.
DATE Monday, March 7th 2011 - 07:54:54 AM

NAME Nancy Barnhart
E-MAIL barnhart.nancy@gmail.com
URL http://barnhartphoto.com/

COMMENTS

I talked to you guys briefly in the Field's Point parking lot before your Bonanza trip. Only today did I see your photos and writing from that adventure. Incredible. Eye candy, ski candy and admiration! Keep up the good work!
Nancy
Stehekin, WA 98852
DATE Saturday, March 5th 2011 - 09:25:14 AM

NAME Steve Ward
E-MAIL trailpoacherdude@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Great pics, good stories, and thanks for showing some of our local sites. It is nice to have pictures to use with other trail resources.
DATE Friday, March 4th 2011 - 09:48:25 PM

NAME Brittany Walker
E-MAIL walkerba@gmail.com
URL http://14erskiers.com

COMMENTS

Saw your story on the NW Buttress of Bonanza via a FB linked by my friend Tim. Great write-up! I live in CO but have done some trips up in the Cascades, including a couple of trips to Stehekin. Your Lake Chelan story is appreciated. Anyway, keep up the adventures, the great write-ups and the excellent photos. It's awesome stoke for us all!
DATE Monday, February 28th 2011 - 06:12:39 PM

NAME Brian Rybolt
E-MAIL rybolt@comcast.net

COMMENTS

A fellow Tacoma. Your adventures are inspiring and your photos are incredible. I hope to meet you someday.
DATE Saturday, February 26th 2011 - 04:34:26 PM

NAME Suzanne Hartman
E-MAIL shartmanseattle@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Simply fabulous - Bonanza Peak is spectacular and thrilling. Thank you. Holden will always have a special place in my heart, too.
DATE Wednesday, February 23rd 2011 - 08:40:41 PM

NAME Amy Long
E-MAIL jokens3@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

I was just going through old emails and managed to erase 519! Although one I came across just happened to lead me back to this link/websight. It is nothing less than incredible what the both of you have accomplished so far in your lives, and I know you have so much more living to do! You have packed so many experiences into so few years, that your average person would only dream of doing. It is to be admired and inspire many people through your adventures and stories. Thank you for sharing your lives with us! Your Old Friend, Amy Lou.
DATE Wednesday, February 23rd 2011 - 05:08:37 PM

NAME mick scott
E-MAIL tblazermscott@gmail.com

COMMENTS

I've always enjoyed this site since I found it a few years ago. I am thankful that you continue to spread the good vibes and stoke in honor of your friend.
The high adventure on the Klickitat is just what I needed for a bed time story.
Keep up the good work
Cheers Mick Scott
DATE Thursday, February 17th 2011 - 11:41:15 PM

NAME Valerie Sparks
E-MAIL vjsparks@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Jason, your story and pictures of Peru are delightful. Your pictures make bad weather seem like a great treasure. I enjoyed every page.
DATE Saturday, January 22nd 2011 - 04:45:58 PM

NAME jeff brown
E-MAIL fffej50@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

30 some years ago i spent 7 months traveling overland from seattle to Bolivia and the highlight was the 4 days getting lost repeatedly on the inca trail to machu pichu.You guys had more adventure/exposure in your short time there than i in all those months of dirtball heaven.
DATE Saturday, January 22nd 2011 - 10:09:25 AM

NAME Rich H.
E-MAIL fyrchief@comcast.net

COMMENTS

Follow up from my 15 Sept guest book signing. Still interested in a traverse of the Goat Rocks with my son. You had mentioned in your e-mail to me to get back in touch with you in a couple of months. Any info you could provide concerning traverse would be appreciated. If you know someone attempting Traverse and are looking for two more, We'd be very interested.
Thanks Rich
DATE Friday, January 21st 2011 - 10:07:23 AM

NAME jason griffith
E-MAIL jkgriffith@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Just read the Peru story, great stuff! I haven't been to that part of the Andes, but it has been on the list for some time. Maybe when the boys get older . . .Now that you are used to harsh south american weather, you should head to Patagonia. Your eye could capture some amazing images.

JG
DATE Thursday, January 20th 2011 - 09:48:37 PM

NAME Awais Yaqub
E-MAIL awais@awaisyaqub.com
URL http://www.awaisyaqub.com

COMMENTS

Amazing journey and fantastic coverage. I think this website is going to remain in my favorites for long long time.

Keep it up
DATE Thursday, January 20th 2011 - 02:45:55 PM

NAME Araminta Allen
E-MAIL aramintaalmayallen@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

What an incredible adventure and beautiful pictures. A true writer makes you feel as though you are experiencing everything with them. Thank you so much!
DATE Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 10:10:15 PM

NAME Dave
E-MAIL mtn.climber@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Freakin' fantastic!!!
DATE Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 10:00:40 PM

NAME alexei
E-MAIL alexei@inbox.com

COMMENTS

Hey Jason, thanks for posting the latest trip. I would have peed myself when the dogs started charging. I hope you get to travel the world some more.

Alexei
DATE Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 08:43:05 PM

NAME Bob Cole
E-MAIL knb_cole@frontier.com
URL http://ww.trailpair.com

COMMENTS

So nice to see someone take the road less traveled
DATE Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 12:37:06 PM

NAME Kim Brown
E-MAIL brownk3@uw.edu

COMMENTS

Love the Top 10 on how to survive. And the comment that you were concerned - not only was it freezing, you were climbing above 15000 "but we pressed on anyway." That's good spirit! What gorgeous photos, and a perfect write-up. I enjoyed every word and every photo.
DATE Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 12:32:22 PM

NAME robert speiser
E-MAIL accipitergent@excite.com

COMMENTS

Climbed Mt. Daniel in 9/99 with the Mazamas (total: three of us) out of Portland. your pix bring back wonderful memories of that climb, camp, and summit and hauling that damn climbing rope which we never used.
DATE Friday, January 7th 2011 - 04:43:49 PM

NAME Sherri Vander Yacht
E-MAIL jeffsherri@comcast.net

COMMENTS

Jason and Josh,
Jeff Vander Yacht is my husband who worked with Ben at Pacific Surveying and Engineering, and for the last few years before Ben passed, Ben would stay at our house between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
We hear from John and Candace a few times during the year. We just saw Jason on the front of a magazine, "Back Country". I can't believe seven years have gone by. We miss him and Jeff is still using Ben's backpack when he goes up to Mt Baker or to Revelstoke.

We miss you!

Sherri
DATE Sunday, January 2nd 2011 - 05:11:35 PM

NAME Fabian
E-MAIL fanrglfaf@foo.com

COMMENTS

Wow - Awesome pictures and inspiring text. Thanks for sharing
DATE Thursday, December 16th 2010 - 06:25:48 AM

NAME Matt Lemke
E-MAIL mlemke@mines.edu

COMMENTS

WOW!!! What beautiful photos and a great website. What an inspiration you are.
DATE Wednesday, December 8th 2010 - 09:59:08 PM

NAME Jason Wright
E-MAIL jawright71@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

I just have to say these are amazing photos - was looking at the Alpine Lakes Wilderness trip. Saw your stuff on FB off the Crystal Mountain fan site - pic of Kyle boarding at sunset. You have an amazing talent. Thanks for sharing!
DATE Tuesday, December 7th 2010 - 11:09:09 PM

NAME Valerie Sparks
E-MAIL vjsparks@gmail.com

COMMENTS

My heart is in my throat viewing the Alpine Lakes pictures.
DATE Tuesday, December 7th 2010 - 08:25:33 AM

NAME Kim Kircher
E-MAIL kimjkircher@hotmail.com
URL http://kimkircher.com

COMMENTS

I love your site. Not only are the images beautiful, but the words are poignant too. Nice work.
DATE Monday, December 6th 2010 - 07:02:40 PM

NAME Christina Hilts
E-MAIL chilts@tacomagoodwill.org

COMMENTS

You are one very talented writer and photographer. I'll never tire of your words or pictures:)
DATE Monday, December 6th 2010 - 06:49:48 PM

NAME Tim Starr
E-MAIL aliasptr@ml1.net

COMMENTS

I always appreciate your posts. They are inspirational and really get down to the fun and adventure of it all. The freedom and fun had during these moments are the best time of our lives and get you through whatever else may be going on. Keep having great adventures and sharing them with the world!
DATE Friday, October 22nd 2010 - 02:51:56 PM

NAME Tim Johnson
E-MAIL johnson.timj@yahoo.com
URL http://www.timjjohnsonphoto.com

COMMENTS

One more Cudo to you, your adventures and photos. I just signed, but had to sign again after looking at the Klikitat Headwall ski trip. Warren Miller would be proud. Nice shots, and skiing!
DATE Monday, October 4th 2010 - 09:16:12 PM

NAME Tim Johnson
E-MAIL johnson.timj@yahoo.com
URL http://www.timjjohnsonphoto.com

COMMENTS

Great stuff Jason. Don't know if you remember me, but I did your portrait some years ago in Tacoma. Keep up the great work. I assume you get some stuff published and make a few bucks on the side... or better! Maybe we'll meet for a climb someday.
Tim
DATE Monday, October 4th 2010 - 09:07:28 PM

NAME Tiffany Kruse
E-MAIL T.K1-3@comcast.net

COMMENTS

Amazing. I will definitely be visiting the Cascades now! Changed my whole day Thank you
DATE Tuesday, September 28th 2010 - 09:14:51 PM

NAME Vince(mike) Willard
E-MAIL vinnie2693@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Hey guys just wanted to say hi. Amazing photos as usual. Let me know if u guys do any hiking next year. I'd love to hook up sometime. Unfortunately I don't ski so if u doing more extended hikes count me in if thats cool with u two. Take it easy Mike Willard
DATE Friday, September 24th 2010 - 12:37:39 PM

NAME Rich
E-MAIL fyrchief@comcast.net

COMMENTS

Great overveiw of Goat Rocks Traverse, a goal of mine since I was about 12. Crossed Old Snowy on our Adams to White Pass 50 miler with BSA. More study and map reading planning and we'll giv'er a go this spring/summer.
Thanks again
(R)
DATE Wednesday, September 15th 2010 - 11:02:30 AM

NAME Mahdea Can2 (your sis)
E-MAIL Mahdeacan2@gmail.com
URL http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?trk=hb_tab_pro

COMMENTS

Had to stop by and tell you how great the site looks. Keep up the good work bro!
DATE Monday, August 16th 2010 - 04:51:24 PM

NAME Dan Quinn-Shea
E-MAIL quinn-shea@msn.com

COMMENTS

Thanks for the armchair tour.

Dan
DATE Friday, July 9th 2010 - 05:26:25 PM

NAME Rod

COMMENTS

Name Rod
Comments Christy
Okay, looks like I signed your guest book the first time in 2007. The Iowa State Fair is 41 days away! Christy are you coming back to see the Butter Cow?

Christy, hope you and your Grandmother made it home safely!
You are right, the photo's on your website are fantastic!

From: An Iowa State Fair fan on your flight to Minneapolis
Nice to visit with you!!
DATE Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 10:18:14 AM
DATE Friday, July 2nd 2010 - 12:50:05 PM

NAME Heather
E-MAIL Heatherchapin@comcast.net

COMMENTS

I have just thoroughly enjoyed your story of circumnavigating Mt. Adams.. . what a blessing you are to the internet world. Thank you for writing, thanks for picking up your friends Nikon and letting your soul explode out of it@! I am headed for the SW Chutes on Mon. night. You now have me almost in tears i am so excited.
DATE Friday, June 18th 2010 - 11:01:47 PM

NAME Patrick Forbis
E-MAIL pforbis@ix.netcom.com

COMMENTS

Jason - great page on the Escalante. I finally got a few moments to check it out - Man that's a special place. We had ideal weather too. (maybe could have used a little shade in Hurricane Wash). It was great meeting both you and Kathy and sharing a tent area for the last night both our groups were in Coyote. I've got countless reasons to go back! I'll try & remember to pass along any more jewels in the desert, off the beaten path, I find on my annual trips to the southwest.

Best,
Patrick Forbis
Austin, TX
DATE Wednesday, May 26th 2010 - 09:04:07 PM

NAME Lauren Blackwell
URL http://www.redleashphoto.com

COMMENTS

I found your blog via your recent "Mountains" post on SmugMug. I am so in awe of your opportunities, and so thoroughly impressed with your writing and photography. I am sure there is a book someplace inside you, and I can't wait to send a copy to my brother--you sound so much alike!

Keep up all the great "work" -- and keep enjoying your life and the places God takes you!
DATE Monday, May 17th 2010 - 07:57:17 AM

NAME Ian Havlick
E-MAIL i.havlick@utah.edu

COMMENTS

DAMN! what pics. these really did make my day. i caught myself day dreaming back to the most recent pics of your Picket traverse adventure as well as the ptarmigan traverse entry. WOW.

headed out to rainier in a week and you have throughly inspired me. thanks a ton for such high quality photography.
DATE Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 04:27:22 PM

NAME Roxanne
E-MAIL roxken@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

First stumbled on your stuff in '08, looking for info on the Kautz route, was amazed by the pix. Today someone at work posted photos from a ski with Lowell Skoog over the weekend (Washington Pass), and it reminded me of your site so I revisited. Nice to see all the updates, love the '89 pictures. Hooray to your PARENTS for taking you out into the backcountry as kids. I want to provide that for my son, too. We have a good start, he was snow-camping before he turned 4. Very inspiring, congrats on the Picketts traverse. Just outstanding photos.
DATE Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 03:59:51 PM

NAME Rod Olleck
E-MAIL rod_olleck@sd33.bc.ca

COMMENTS

Wow! Great pictures and story. Makes me wish I was with you! Keep up the good work. Rod.
DATE Thursday, April 8th 2010 - 08:54:32 AM

NAME iron
E-MAIL mlh4480@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

amazing stuff jason!
DATE Tuesday, April 6th 2010 - 10:41:20 PM

NAME wileyc
E-MAIL wileyc@spu.edu

COMMENTS

Always enjoyable reading your tasteful descriptions, and viewing your photos
DATE Monday, April 5th 2010 - 07:18:57 PM

NAME John Plotz
E-MAIL touring29@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Awesome TR and photos on Buckner! That Steph seems to be an endurance speed demon-ess!
DATE Thursday, April 1st 2010 - 01:38:10 PM

NAME Gent
E-MAIL mendeg@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Congratulations on an amazing trip and thanks for sharing the story and especially the incredible photos.
I've spent a week in the Northern Pickets in the summer, so it was really cool to see it close-up in winter clothes.
Thanks again!
DATE Tuesday, March 30th 2010 - 11:08:48 PM

NAME B Long
E-MAIL WhereInTheWorldIsBryan@Gmail.com
URL http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalizepeace/

COMMENTS

I was sent to your site by my climbing partner and have to say I really enjoyed looking through your entries. You have some amazing photos accompanied by a great, utilitarian writing. Thanks for sharing!

Bryan
DATE Thursday, March 25th 2010 - 09:00:45 PM

NAME Karen Natzel
E-MAIL karennatzel@hotmail.com
URL http://www.biztherapist.biz

COMMENTS

OMG amazing. breathtaking photos of the pickets. Came across your link via the Mazamas, thank for capturing the beauty and sharing it. I'm so inspired to explore the North Cascades this year!!
DATE Sunday, March 21st 2010 - 11:20:28 AM

NAME Paul Conrad
E-MAIL pabloconrad@skyfirephotography.com
URL http://skyfirephotography.com

COMMENTS

Incredible photos of an incredible adventure. Thank you for posting and sharing.
DATE Tuesday, March 9th 2010 - 07:26:43 PM

NAME Scott Wicklund
E-MAIL wickski@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Great pics from the Pickets! What a journey... Way to nail the high pressure and make good use of it. Really fun writing as well. Appreciate your sharing.

PS. Keep it up! Thanks
DATE Monday, March 1st 2010 - 06:40:35 AM

NAME Sam Schoch
E-MAIL u2metoo@gmail.com
URL http://u2metoo.blogspot.com/

COMMENTS

Yo Jason,

Congrats on the article. Looking forward to reading it. Now if I can just Backcountry Magazine here in AZ.

Peace!

Sam
DATE Wednesday, February 10th 2010 - 06:16:47 PM

NAME Alan Majchrowicz
E-MAIL alan@alanmajchrowicz.com
URL http://www.alanmajchrowicz.com

COMMENTS

I'm going to the Wendy Thompson hut this weekend for skiing and photography, your photos have me stoked! Thanks!
DATE Monday, January 4th 2010 - 05:20:36 PM

NAME Willy Kaye
E-MAIL willykaye48@yahoo.com
URL http://www.acrossthecountrywithaw.com

COMMENTS

Hi Guys,
I heard about you listening to a Patagonia Dirtbag podcast. What an inspiration. Things are a bit more tame back here on the east coast. Over the years the wilderness, mountains, etc...its been the one sure thing to restore good spirits and connect back to what is really important. The website above chronicles an RV trip I took with my son this summer. Thanks so much for sharing your lives. Warm Regards.....Willy
DATE Sunday, November 15th 2009 - 04:48:45 AM

NAME Ryan Hayes
E-MAIL ryanshayes@yahoo.com
URL http://www.mintchewsessions.com

COMMENTS

I did not know Ben, but I had to post here as soon as I happened upon Ben's account of the June 1, 2002 Mt Baker climbing incident on his cascadeclassics website. I did not know Ben, Jason, or Josh, but had heard their names dropped around the Bellingham skiing/climbing scene during the few years I lived and played there. I remember hearing about their adventures while my friends and I were having our own during our brief years in the North Cascades.
I remember hearing about the accident that took Ben's life.
It was a shock to me when I discovered today that it was Ben who called in the rescue that retrieved my injured friend and I from the Park Glacier on Mt Baker on that day in June, 2002. I was the climber communicating in yells and hollers up to Ben on the summit. I don't know what would have happened to my friend and I if we would have had to spend the night on the mountain, but without question Ben and the Hummels genuinely saved us from much pain and suffering.
Thanks to you guys, and thanks to Ben for making that call. I am sorry I cannot thank him in person.

Ryan Hayes
DATE Monday, October 19th 2009 - 03:05:56 PM

NAME Glenn Owings
E-MAIL mountain-climber@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Hey guys, thanks for sharing the experiences and photos! My buddy here in Bozeman, Brad Baumann--who I hear is kin of yours, pointed me here. Keep up the exploration and know that your pictures and trip reports are inspirational for a fellow adventurer. You are the mountain athletes that guys like me can respect and look up to. Thank you! Glenn Owings
DATE Friday, September 25th 2009 - 06:46:02 PM

NAME Austin Hergert
E-MAIL Ahergert09@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Hi my name is Austin, I live in Vancouver, Wa and came across your website. It's amazing what you guys are able to do, I wish I had the time and resources to play around in the mountains like you guys do. But for now I'll stick with the weekend adventures into the Gifford or Mt. Hood Forests and look for you guys up on the peaks!
DATE Thursday, August 13th 2009 - 07:26:44 PM

NAME mike willard
E-MAIL vinnie2693@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Hey guys i met a girl named claire tollis up in summerland the other week. she is looking for hiking or rock climbing partners. she may contact u guys just to let u know. Help her out if u know anyone please. thanks guys
DATE Saturday, July 18th 2009 - 01:24:31 PM

NAME Terry Daniels
E-MAIL terrydaniels1@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Jason - Awesome website! I'll be bending your ear this coming winter for mountaineering advice. Was great to meet you and Christy in Hood River-Hope you had a great time!
DATE Thursday, June 25th 2009 - 12:18:25 PM

NAME Dentist Milpitas
E-MAIL bot.logs69@gmail.com
URL http://www.dentist-milpitas.com/

COMMENTS

nice adventures..
DATE Wednesday, June 3rd 2009 - 10:01:04 PM

NAME Chris Garvey
E-MAIL garv01@gmail.com
URL http://www.ogaibrithphoto.blogspot.com

COMMENTS

have started watching this and Alpine SOM, it is always inspiring to see and share others joy and love for the mountains and those around them. My life has been a similar experience, although I am impressed by your fastidiousness and ability to chronicle your adventures! Good on ya, and hope to someday see you in the hills...
Chris
DATE Wednesday, June 3rd 2009 - 10:05:36 AM

NAME Adam Angel
E-MAIL Adam@AdamAngel.com
URL http://www.AdamAngel.com

COMMENTS

Met Kurt and Bahyoe last night to check out the RV. Saw the pictures on the wall in the house, got to see the "toy" room...... found out about the website. Looks great!
DATE Saturday, May 9th 2009 - 06:37:43 AM

NAME Sky Shoe
E-MAIL skykilo@gmail.com

COMMENTS

(Sorry Jase) Christy is the numbah-one TR writer! Way to get it on CJ! Just collecting my checks!
DATE Friday, May 8th 2009 - 02:56:30 PM

NAME Jay Thompson
E-MAIL jaythom1@hotmail.com
URL http://www.jaysjourneys.com

COMMENTS

Jason, love the Goat Rocks series of pictures. Hope to see more of them.. the pictures and the real thing. Keep up the good work.

See you on the trail.
Jay (TagMan)
DATE Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 11:46:25 AM

NAME John Plotz
E-MAIL touring29@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Jason, I've always been torn about what I admire more: The descents, or your photos of the descents! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm planning my tours right now, thanks in no small part to your images!

John
DATE Friday, February 20th 2009 - 10:56:10 PM

NAME Dean Taylor
E-MAIL trailrunner@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

You all are such bad asses and just have way to much fun. Your site is so dang uplifting! Thanks..............
DATE Friday, February 13th 2009 - 08:26:48 AM

NAME Mike Willard
E-MAIL vinnie2693@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Hey guys just wanted to say merry christmas!! Happy climbing/skiing. Tell your dad and stepmom the same! Your Cousin mike from Tacoma
DATE Monday, December 22nd 2008 - 06:16:06 PM

NAME Mike Willard
E-MAIL vinnie2693@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Is christy related to Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney?
DATE Saturday, December 6th 2008 - 05:02:44 PM

NAME Theron
E-MAIL mail@theronwelch.com
URL http://www.derwanderer.net

COMMENTS

Wonderful site, fellas! So inspiring. I miss the Cascades.
DATE Tuesday, November 25th 2008 - 01:59:54 AM

NAME Mike Willard
E-MAIL vinnie2693@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Hey Guys its your cousin Mike from Tacoma Just saying hi. Great pics as always. Keep it up.
DATE Friday, November 21st 2008 - 11:09:36 AM

NAME Jeff
E-MAIL jblakeley@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Love the site. Truly inspirational in every way, especially the tribute. I happened to come across the site while looking for some information on Big Four, but found so much more. My hat goes off to you guys and my condolences for Ben.
DATE Friday, November 7th 2008 - 01:05:34 PM

NAME Scott Heinz
E-MAIL scott.d.heinz@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Came across the webpage while searching for the some route pics. Absolutely love it! By far some of my favorite pics. What camera and lens's do you usually bring when heading out on ski tours and climbs?
DATE Wednesday, October 1st 2008 - 04:45:47 PM

NAME Bauer
E-MAIL arbauer@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Never checked out the site. Nice pics on Whitehorse. Looks like a great time. Talk to ya later.
DATE Wednesday, August 20th 2008 - 11:44:04 AM

NAME Jason Hummel
URL http://cascadecrusades.org

COMMENTS

Ah, Merci Sky kilo.
DATE Tuesday, August 19th 2008 - 08:14:10 AM

NAME Sky

COMMENTS

Just wanted to be the first to sign your guestbook from Paris, since I'm all about firsts.

BONNE JOURNéE

Sky
DATE Monday, July 21st 2008 - 12:05:37 PM

NAME sam
E-MAIL sjschoch@hotmail.com
URL http://u2metoo.blogspot.com/

COMMENTS

Yo Jason!

Glad you're okay after the Fortress, dood!

Sam
DATE Sunday, June 29th 2008 - 10:32:29 AM

NAME Jordan
E-MAIL jordansahls@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Cool stuff. I was looking for beta on some climbs when I came across your site. I thought to my self, "These guys look familiar". Sure enough, I new that I had run into you in the mountains before from you Maude West couloir TR. I was climbing with a friend on the standard route when we ran into you. You told us about how you all almost died while trying to ski the glacier inside of Mount St. Helens Anyway, it was a long ass time ago. It was when I first started climbing and you gave us ideas about climbs. All the climbs that you mentioned I have done, and they were all as awesome as you said they would be. I wanted to take this rare opportunity to thank you for the beginner’s beta you gave me. How often do you get to say thanks to strangers who helped kick start your climbing career?
DATE Monday, April 14th 2008 - 11:45:57 PM

NAME Randy Waldschmidt- Resident Films
E-MAIL Resident007@clearwire.net

COMMENTS

Wow! what a great site, Thanks for the stoke up.I have skied with many of the guys or filmed with them. I guess you will all hate me now since I ride my snowmobile up and park it and hike for some turns, just lame I know.
Keep up the great work guys!
DATE Wednesday, March 5th 2008 - 09:58:49 PM

NAME Christy Kentucky

COMMENTS

Holy crap-ola! Way to tame the whitehorse! Incredible photos. Can I have one??
DATE Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 04:16:03 PM

NAME louie coglas
E-MAIL earthhumor @juno.com

COMMENTS

Nice to see your pics
DATE Sunday, March 2nd 2008 - 05:36:02 PM

NAME Peecock

COMMENTS

Whitehorse: holy high heavenly awesomeness!

Where was Josh!?!?!?
DATE Monday, February 25th 2008 - 02:04:21 PM

NAME PEECOCK
E-MAIL skykilo@gmail.com

COMMENTS

Whitehorse: holy high heavenly awesomeness!

Where was Josh!?!?!?
DATE Monday, February 25th 2008 - 02:03:08 PM

NAME bissell hazen
E-MAIL bissellhazen@gmail.com
URL http://www.bissellhazen.com http://fromducktodinosaur.blogspot.com/

COMMENTS

you guys are gnarly
DATE Monday, February 25th 2008 - 01:56:33 PM

NAME Braden Johnson

COMMENTS

Josh and Jason-
Always a pleasure to check out your site and see where you two have been exploring. Just got back from Big Mountain, MT and enjoyed the recent dump of snow. See you soon....
DATE Wednesday, January 2nd 2008 - 04:40:09 PM

NAME Mugs Boardman
E-MAIL mugsboardman@hotmail.com

COMMENTS

Hey y'all y'all. It was fun meeting you today at Vantage. Chuck and I are off to Costa Rica and are at your beck and call if you want more info about traveling there. keep on keeping on and good to have heard about your lives and adventures. MUGS
DATE Saturday, November 10th 2007 - 10:02:05 PM

NAME Bob Kroese
E-MAIL r_kroese@yahoo.com

COMMENTS

Man, if your Coleman/Eldo shots don't get me out of my armchair, nothing will! Stumbling on to your site made my day... thanks!

BK
DATE Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 11:04:17 PM

NAME jason
URL http://cascadecrusades.org

COMMENTS

Thanks, wait until I get up the pics from Eldorado from this past 'georgous' weekend!
DATE Tuesday, October 16th 2007 - 01:47:07 PM

NAME Danny Darby
E-MAIL darby@alpinerack.com
URL http://www.alpinerack.com

COMMENTS

Once again, your picture are freaking amazing! Must have been an amazing day on Baker.
DATE Tuesday, October 16th 2007 - 11:48:03 AM

NAME Kris Holmes
E-MAIL kris@lewiscounty.com

COMMENTS

Great site guys. Absolutely amazing things you guys do. It was great to see you two at the reunion. Glad to see you are doing as good as you are. Congrats.

Kris
DATE Saturday, September 29th 2007 - 06:37:39 PM

NAME Rod

COMMENTS

Christy, hope you and your Grandmother made it home safely! You are right, the photo's on your web site are fantastic!
From: A Iowa State Fair fan on your plane to Minneapolis! Nice to visit with you!
DATE Tuesday, September 4th 2007 - 11:37:11 AM

NAME jerry suter
E-MAIL jerrysuter69@msn.com

COMMENTS

sweet pics man but a bit crazy to take them! and call me about our 10 class reunion, check your answering machine! see ya - Jerry
DATE Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 09:15:06 PM

NAME Jeff Berrens
E-MAIL jwberrens@aol.com

COMMENTS

Hi: So what are you going to call that last trip? North West Face Traverse? Looked like you had to hike around some rocks half way down? I hiked up to the summit at sunset and on the way back to my tent I was starteled by a strange red squirrel making a traverse of the ice cap. He stopped and looked at me and I did the same he continued on.Just below that summit rise on the way down I stuck my leg through, up to my knee in a hidden cravase and wondered how would that feel with tennis shoes? Glad to have those big ole leather boots!
Take Care Jeff
DATE Monday, July 9th 2007 - 10:39:47 PM

NAME Jason Hummel
E-MAIL cascadecrusades (at) yahoo (dot) com
URL http://cascadecrusades.org

COMMENTS

I have been having trouble with this guestbook. I may replace it soon and I wanted to leave a note here to let people know (its been a problem for a long time). In the meantime if you do have problems, please write me an e-mail. If you don't, then I'll see your notes here.

Thanks everyone,

Jason...
DATE Monday, June 18th 2007 - 04:58:59 PM

NAME Sky

COMMENTS

Great story, Christy!

Looking good on those skis. Now if you can just make Josh stop holding you back from bigger trips....
DATE Thursday, June 14th 2007 - 08:03:47 PM

NAME Mike A

COMMENTS

Here's some stoke in case you needed it. I was wrong....6800 feet of cumulative gain...woooosh!

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=132615&highlight=Pyramid+Peak+Chelan
DATE Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 10:09:28 PM

NAME Mike A
E-MAIL adamsonATmacDOTcom

COMMENTS

Was wondering if you guys would like to round up for a trip up Pyramid Peak on mountain bikes in the fall? I think it's right around 6K of all single track climbing and maybe 30-40 miles? If we could rent or borrow a bike for Sky (does Troy have Ben's ride still?) we could introduce skisickness to 2wheelmadness. It would be good to catch up finally.

Hope all is well.

Mike
DATE Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 10:01:23 PM

NAME Sam Avaiusini
E-MAIL savaiusini@comcast.net
URL http://www.alpineslider.com

COMMENTS

Christy,
How dare you slam the Beef Stroganoff! Seriously though...I can't believe the car died in the river like that and then started back up again!
DATE Monday, June 11th 2007 - 06:47:33 PM

NAME Christy Kentucky
E-MAIL mzchristy@gmail.com

COMMENTS

I think you need to add "Golden Retriever" to the Plants and Animals page.
:)
DATE Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 05:17:26 PM

NAME Michael Carnes
E-MAIL michael.l.carnes@gmail.com

COMMENTS

I am humbled to be writing to someone, or rather a group of someones, whose adventures I've been admiring from afar since 2001. I'm not family nor a friend, and I'll probably never meet any you. I'm just an old guy who got into kayaking and backcountry skiing in his 30s and was lucky enough to stumble upon your original site. I hadn't visited the Cascade Classics website since December of 2003. I'm about to make my first backcountry trip into the Goat Rocks, and it was inevitable that your trip reports came up in the email string. As I clicked the link, the sudden remembrance of Ben's passing struck a melancholy tone as I browsed the site again. I know that sounds trite compared to the loss of a lifelong friend or brother. However, what made it even sadder was the thought that maybe you had given up on the only religion I've ever been able to grasp-namely, spending time in the outdoors with close friends and family. And at the risk of belitting what you do, I am absolutely thrilled to see you are still at it and sharing the experience with unknown folks like myself. Sorry for the rambling, but I've been thinking about this for the last week, and I just discovered your new site. Thanks for carrying on and for continuing to share. I can think of no greater tribute.

Cheers,
Michael Carnes
DATE Tuesday, April 24th 2007 - 11:00:48 PM

NAME Teresa
E-MAIL teresa.oliver@gmail.com
URL http://cbandt@blogspot.com

COMMENTS

Hello. I skied a "secret stash" on Saturday with you guys and Steve, Johnny, and Eric. Thank you so much, that was excellent. Very cool site you have here. I sure hope to ski with you guys again... That cliff you skied sure looks fun!
DATE Tuesday, February 27th 2007 - 12:07:22 PM

NAME Christy

COMMENTS

Nice photos of Chikamin, Jason!
BTW, I like Erik's skis! :)
Very Pur-dy.
DATE Monday, February 12th 2007 - 10:19:50 AM

NAME Jason Hummel
E-MAIL cascadecrusades (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
URL http://www.cascadecrusades.org

COMMENTS

I'm glad you liked the photo Dan. It's one of my favorites too.

Mike, we definitely need to get out. Let me know when you're in washington :)

Ian, I'm glad you liked the site. I still have a lot of work to do, as many links are still down. I'm also glad you found some useful information. If you need more, let me know.
DATE Thursday, January 25th 2007 - 09:38:38 AM

NAME Danny Darby
E-MAIL darby@alpinerack.com
URL http://www.alpinerack.com

COMMENTS

Love your shot of Red Peak from your recent Snoqualmie Circuit! ....and, at least you got out. It's been to long for me.
DATE Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 02:12:24 PM

NAME Ian McLaughlin
E-MAIL ian[dot]mclaughlin(at)redhook[dot]com

COMMENTS

Came across your site while looking for info on Chain Lakes hikes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It looks like a very enchanting place, and your pictures make me want to visit even more.

Nice webpage.
DATE Tuesday, January 23rd 2007 - 06:56:19 PM

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