Late season climbing in the Southern Seattle region

◊ 10.15.2017 ◊ North Bend, Washington Having returned from our epic sailing adventure in Alaska, it was time to get back in the vertical world. It was a strange feeling taking over two weeks off from climbing, and our muscles were itching to feel that burn again. First order of business off the plane was … More Late season climbing in the Southern Seattle region

A day out in Washington’s finest granite climbing arena

◊ 9.25.2017 ◊ Index, Washington Towering granite walls with quality that competes with Yosemite, only an hour from Seattle! Who would have thought?! Turns out the state of Washington boasts a considerable amount of great rock, and the granite at Index is easily some of the finest in the state. The town of Index is … More A day out in Washington’s finest granite climbing arena

An incredible drive on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper

◊ 9.13.2017 ◊ Jasper, Alberta, Canada As fall started turning trees golden, and snow begins to fall in the high mountains, we hit the road for Jasper. The highway that gets you from Lake Louise to Jasper is called the Icefields Parkway. This wonderful section of road is split halfway between Banff National Park and … More An incredible drive on the Icefields Parkway to Jasper

A few days at Lake Louise is nothing short of amazing

◊ 9.10.2017 ◊ Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada After weeks of smoky skies, we finally had our clear chance to visit Lake Louise! This was one destination that we were adamant about seeing under ‘normal’ conditions, and with the rain that had just fallen we knew the next few days would be smoke-free. Our patience paid … More A few days at Lake Louise is nothing short of amazing

Ending the summer in Banff National Park & Canmore

◊ 9.8.2017 ◊ Banff, Alberta, Canada After a tiring week of partying at Motion Notion festival (read our recap’ blog post here), what better way to recuperate than to spend time in the heart of the Canadian Rockies: Banff National Park. We arrived in the town of Banff on a smoky day, so we just … More Ending the summer in Banff National Park & Canmore