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Northwest mountain trails

Most everyone knows my passion for climbing my northwest mountains. Hiking mountain trails, walking the inspiring landscape, having lunch on the summit, taking in the amazing views, it does something to one’s soul.

Those who know my history know that I discovered this amazing world about ten years ago after our son was injured in Afghanistan. I had planned that we would bring him back from severe traumatic brain injury and he and I would climb Mt. Rainier together. Sadly, that never happened, but in my preparation and training I developed a love for mountain climbing and hiking mountain trails.

I generally get out several dozen times a year. The majority of those hikes are on what I call my Lake Cushman mountains, with occasional excursions to Mt. Rainier or St. Helens.

However, with all that’s been happening recently I haven’t been getting out nearly enough. I’ve only managed a handful of hikes these past three or four months, and most of these have been to one or another of my Capital Forest hikes.

It’s a bit twisted that the more that happens in my life the more I need the hikes and yet the less I am able to get out on those hikes.

I really, really need to get back on my mountains…

For a look at my mountain trails, check out my hiking website at . The trail pages come with full descriptions and slideshows. 


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