The other day I was asked to name my favorite hike. I have done so many hikes I can't remember nearly half of them (see my hike page for a list starting in 2002), but certainly one of my favorites has been the Ptarmigan Traverse of the North Cascades. This is a high alpine traverse involving daily glacier travel through rugged North Cascades magesty. A few years ago, my family (dad, mom, sister, and I) did this beautiful 6-day hike. Below are some of my photos.
In August 2007, my mom and I did a 2-night backpack to just past Kool-Aid Lake on the Ptarmigan Traverse. The second day I climbed Mt. Formidable. Click this link to see photos and a trip report for Mt. Formidable.