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JL Josh Lewis Updated November 14, 2022 134 0 0
JL Josh Lewis Updated December 15, 2021 239 0 0
Fresh snow and ice covered the Puget Sound making traveling a bit precarious. With a blue bird day, snow plowed on Highway 2, and low avalanche danger; staying home was not an option. Due to tricky issues with planning a ski trip joining Steve's adventure turned out to be...
JL Josh Lewis Updated December 15, 2021 246 0 0
Buck Mountain continuously kept getting canceled due to raging fires smoldering through the Glacier Peak Wilderness. With each year a new valley in the area burned making it impossible to link into the Glacier Peak Mega Circuit. Smaugust was no exception this year, we contemplated biking 40 extra miles...
Winter Ambition: Whitehorse in a Day
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 165 0 0
After my Burgundy Spire Accident I had to give up mountaineering for a while. When I finally recovered enough to hike, a small run would be enough to re-injure my knee once more forcing me to be very careful with getting back in shape. With rare winter conditions it...
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 182 0 0
Date: September 13, 2013 Partner: Matt Lemke Peak: Burgundy Spire Grade: 5.8, 8 Pitches
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 190 0 0
A decent quality route up one of the Stuart Range's 8000 foot peaks
Going for the Gusto: A Two Day Climb on the Torment Forbidden Traverse
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 153 0 0
Boston Basin Trailhead View Boston Basin Trailhead View "I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau ...
Booyah! Having a Ball on the Ptarmigan Traverse
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 135 0 0
"You can take the man out of the woods, but you can't take the woods out of the man" -Gary Paulsen This was the most exciting adventure of the year. I had been wanting to do the Ptarmigan Traverse for a very long time. From having an...
Something Wet comes this Way
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 126 0 0
When it rains, it pours! This is by far the wettest trip I've ever had in my mountaineering experience. Although the weather started out good, we could not escape the bad weather in time and ended up in some of the worst conditions for getting into the mountains....
Inspired to Climb Spire Point
JL Josh Lewis Updated November 24, 2021 142 0 0
Last year when heading down Eldorado Peak I saw Spire Point's North Face blazing with sunset colors. It looked impossibly difficult, but perhaps that's what caught my attention about this mountain. I studied maps and looked at photographs which all made it seem like a far off fantasy. Interest...