Author: Lourdez Rejon

Upper Lena Lake

Upper Lena Lake

We got our wilderness camping permit for the weekend of July 12 back in March. As unusual as it sounds in the Seattle area, the forecast promised temperatures in the 90s, but nevertheless we decided to venture out into this subalpine basin. It ended up being a great workout but we promised to never go…

Mount Baker – Easton route

Mt Baker Sunrise

This is the tale of three days on the mountain. Not only was it my first attempt to reach the summit but my graduation from Washington Alpine Club’s basic climbing class. After three months of non-stop weekly lectures and weekend outings we had learned all it took to climb a glaciated mountain such as Mount…

Mt St Helens

On the morning of August 5th, 2013, my husband and I were the last climbers to pick up their permits. We camped at the Paradise Point State Park the night before and unlike the majority of the climbers that day, we did not have an early start. In fact, at 9am we were the absolute…