In the same vein as the Circumnavigation Project and the Washington Glacier Ski Project, a way of better understanding the mountains that I grew up in was to traverse the entire state of Washington in segments (see map below). This adventure was inspired by Lowell Skoog and his Cascade Crest Traverse (Mount Baker to Mount Rainier) which was completed over the course of 25 years. This was done in remembrance of his brother, Carl Skoog.
The Washington Traverse is an extension of the Skoog’s Cascade Crest Traverse. On June 1, 2022, I completed this project on a solo ski tour to the Canadian Border. In total this project took 93 days of effort and spanned 21 years.
See below for links to stories and dates of completion.
My route from the Columbia River to Canadian Border Peak
Routes: North to South
2022, May 30-June 1 Hannegan to American Border Peak (link) in 2022
2003, June 5-8 Mineral High Route (link) and in 2010 and 2022
2011, June 4-10 The Isolation Traverse (link) and in 2013
2015, March 7-9 The Forbidden Tour (link)
2008, June 29-July 5 The Ptarmigan Traverse (link) and in 2011 and 2013
2013, June 2-17 The American Alps Traverse (book)
2009, June 30-July 5 DaKobed Traverse (link)
2016, April 7-12 Sauk River to Highway 2 (link)
2017, April 9 Stevens to Smithbrook Road (no link)
2016, March 29 to April 1, 14 Lakes Traverse (link)
2010, July 3-8, Alpine Lakes Traverse (link)
2014, February 8, The Patrol Race (no link)
2017, March 30 to April 2, Crystal Mountain to I 90 (link)
2012, February 4-6, Paradise to Crystal Mountain (link)
2022, January 14-16, Crystal Mountain to White Pass Ski Area (link)
2001, July 3-5, The Goat Rocks Traverse (link)
2003, February 8-9, Old Snowy from White Pass (link)
2022, February 18-25, The Columbia Traverse (link)