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Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 6 The previous season it had taken us 2...

Day 6

The previous season it had taken us 2 days to exit Mt Olympus and we expected the same this season. Our backs ached and our feet were swollen as we down-climbed the wide open trail with each...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 5 We had traversed the Baileys...

Day 5

We had traversed the Baileys successfully and now it was time to focus on the second objective, Mt. Olympus. We decided that we would pull off a one day traverse of the Mountain tagging East...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 4 Here we were deep into the alpine with...

Day 4

Here we were deep into the alpine with nothing but snow covered peaks all around us. We were now in the southern portion of the Baileys and right in the middle of the Olympic Mountains.
...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:32 PM
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 3 After a little bit of route finding...

Day 3

After a little bit of route finding around Shephen lake we made our way up a low col directly underneath Stephens Peak and took a much needed break.
...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 2 We woke up to the sound of rustling...

Day 2

We woke up to the sound of rustling outside the tent. It was just after sunrise and to our astonishment there were elk eating flowers not five feet from our tent. I carefully and...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Part 2 The Bailey Range/Olympus Massif Traverse ...

Part 2 The Bailey Range/Olympus Massif Traverse

Introduction

When I started the 09/10 Season I decided I would have a unified theme of exploring all the sub ranges of the Pacific Northwest and...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,341
Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 6 From Iceburg Lake to Gold Creek...

Day 6


From Iceburg Lake to Gold Creek Valley

We started early in the day, not knowing how long the final leg of the journey would be. With the snow still firm we replaced our skiis with...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 5 From Summit Chief Col to Iceburg...

Day 5


From Summit Chief Col to Iceburg Lake

What to do? Either we would traverse across a huge cliff band and downclimb 2000 feet or ride down a potentially melted out gully. With our boards...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 4 Mt. Hinman to the Summit Chief Col ...

Day 4


Mt. Hinman to the Summit Chief Col

We woke up to a bright blue sky without a cloud in the sky. Slowly we exited the tent and put out all of our wet gear to dry in the early morning sun....
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Day 3 From Mt. Daniel to Mt. Hinman ...

Day 3


From Mt. Daniel to Mt. Hinman

We listened to the rain for hours on end, half awake and half asleep. By now both of us wanted nothing more then to get out of our refuge. We were loosing...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   12-25-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Kyle Miller
2 weeks, 2 traverses and 2 destroyed feet.

Part 1: The Alpine Lakes Traverse

Throughout the 09\10 season I thoroughly explored the North Cascades region of Washington state from Snoqualmie pass to the Canadian Border. My main focus was...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-20-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
Never been to Rogers Pass but I'm sure I will...

Never been to Rogers Pass but I'm sure I will head that way sometime this season.
I'm glad you guys like the stoke.
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
This July was by far the most grueling month with...

This July was by far the most grueling month with two back to back tours with over 120 miles traveled in 14 days and almost 50,000 vert.

The First being the Alpine Lakes Traverse...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
Eldorado ...

Eldorado
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss95/Kylemiller411/Eldo3.jpg

The Dorado Needle
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss95/Kylemiller411/Eldo2.jpg

and Klawatti...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
and explored lines within the Monte Cristos...

and explored lines within the Monte Cristos (http://www.whereiskylemiller.com/archives/1252)

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss95/Kylemiller411/20.jpg

Tackling lines in the unknown....
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Kyle Miller
Testing my riding skills on glaciers....

Testing my riding skills on glaciers. (http://www.whereiskylemiller.com/archives/1087)

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss95/Kylemiller411/March%2010/Nisqually2.jpg

and steep chutes....
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
With snow conditions faring better in Canada for...

With snow conditions faring better in Canada for the month of January,Jason Hummel (http://www.cascadecrusades.org/) and myself decided to head up north.
...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
The Early Morning Couloir on The North Sister....

The Early Morning Couloir on The North Sister. (http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=162839)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s308/rellimp3/09%20volcanos/North%20Sister/IMG_0343_3.jpg...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
Once the weather settled I pushed my own physical...

Once the weather settled I pushed my own physical limited, heading off on a 7 day tour deep in the Olympic Mountains (http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163314).
...
Forum: Backcountry Trip Reports   09-07-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,721
Posted By Kyle Miller
The Past Two Years of my Life

Introduction

My name is Kyle Miller (http://whereiskylemiller.com) and I am a full time ski bum, averaging over 100 days and riding 9 months a year for the past 10 years (and 95 consecutive...
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