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May 10, 2018
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Day hikers, you’re probably packing too light

Original article posted on: kouw.org You need a to pack a lot more than a granola bar when you head out on a day hike. Bill Radke talked with Taylor Brugh, vice president of Seattle Mountain Rescue, and Sandeep Nain, owner of the Redmond-based guiding company Miyar Adventures, about how to stay safe in the mountains — even if you’re just planning to be out for a few hours. Nain recounted a harrowing story about […]
November 5, 2021

Glacier Peak Trip Report

Team Miyar’s climb of Glacier Peak (July 18-21) Glacier Peak (Dakobed) is the oft-forgotten and the most geographically distant of Washington’s five major volcanos. It was nearly three years after moving to Washington State that I even heard about Glacier Peak. The Glacier Peak climb is unlike any other in the state, the isolation turns the climb into a multiday trek rather than a typical climbing weekend. To reach the base of the mountain one […]
November 16, 2021
Backcountry Skiing Touring

Guide to Backcountry Ski Touring and Snowboard

Learn all about alpine touring and where to get started on your next Backcountry Skiing adventure Words & Pictures By: Kristina Ciari Alpine ski touring (AT), most commonly known as backcountry skiing, is the love child of winter hiking and downhill skiing. Using specialized equipment, you hike uphill – all with your boots and skis on – then glide downhill to your heart’s content. Even though the hiking to skiing ratio is not favorable, earning […]
September 21, 2021
Rock Climbing Seattle

Guide to Seattle Rock Climbing and Courses

GUIDE TO SEATTLE ROCK CLIMBING AND COURSES New to the area, new to climbing, old to climbing but just like to read about rock climbing anyway? We wrote a quick info guide to rock climbing areas near Seattle, Washington. Here’s a list of the Rock climbing Seattle areas in WA. In order of proximity some general info and their perspective guide books are listed: Exit 32 (Little Si) and Exit 38 (Deception Crags & the […]
November 9, 2021
Man with trekking poles snowshoeing alongside snow dusted trees with his dog.

Guide To Snowshoe Day Trips Near Seattle

Our definitive guide to snowshoe trips in and around two hours from the Seattle metro area, plus as everything you need to get started. By: Kat Cutright Strap on your snowshoes and get outdoors! If you’re intimidated by skiing or looking for a low-cost, family-friendly alternative, snowshoeing is an accessible winter sport for all experience levels. In this guide, we’ll share some of our favorite snowshoe spots within two hours of Seattle (and a few […]
February 18, 2022

Guide To Winter Camping And Snow Camping Gear

We often think of the arrival of winter weather as the end of camping season. But there’s no reason to let snow keep you indoors! With the proper preparation and gear, winter camping can open up a wonderland of possibilities in the backcountry for adventures by ski, splitboard, or snowshoe. Winter camping means planning ahead to cope with cold temperatures and paying close attention to both weather and avalanche forecasts, but with the right preparation it also means […]