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The Ptarmigan Traverse Extended Trek

“We were wanderers from the beginning.” Thus Carl Sagan begins his book Pale Blue Dot. How true for many of my friends and I, thus the lure of long wilderness treks in beautiful high country is hard to resist. Nature wanderers moving to NCW soon hear of the Ptarmigan Traverse......

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East of the Divide

/ClientFiles/5d519366-9c6e-4bf1-88da-9a5a13184e8a/EastDivide-200-C.jpgChester Marler starts the acknowledgements to his book about historical and recent journeys through the eastern slopes of the North Cascades thusly: 

I owe a great deal to friends who have shared mountain trips with me over the years, often helping me see things I might otherwise have not noticed.

Most of us who are goal oriented and physically fit owe a debt to people who slow us down and  help us appreciate the details of places.

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