An inspired adventure blog

An inspired adventure blog

For the doers, the dreamers, the trekkers

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.” —...

“My favorite part was when Brenda went bat$hit and started screaming obscenities.”” — Aaron Allison Mt. Challenger lies in the Picket Range of the North Cascades.  Fred Beckey, author of the Cascade Alpine Guide writes, "“Because of the rugged terrain, the Picket Range has remained the wildest and most unexplored region in the North Cascades. It is not an area for the wilderness novice…the length of climbs, combined with steep mixed terrain and variable conditions, demands all around competence and fitness.” I have some history with Mt. Challenger...

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” — Abraham Lincoln It's that time of year again - as we teeter on the brink of an entirely new set of 365 days, it's hard not to be full of hope.  Hope that we'll get better.  Lose weight.  Get in in shape.  Save money.  Eat Well.  Go to the gym.  And don't get me wrong - those are GOOD intentions.  Nobody who has a resolution does so with ill...