Places

A log of where I've been
Places

A catalogue of my top five places, my mountain summit record, and also a reference for where I've spent time (at least a night).

Running top five places in the world

  1. Summit of Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park
  2. Lake Moraine, Banff National Park
  3. Pleasant Creek, Capitol Reef National Park
  4. Little Wild Horse Loop, San Rafael Swell
  5. Nærøyfjord, Norway

Summit Record

I started mountaineering in earnest in 2022. Tracking my progress here.

  • Grandeur Peak (8,299 ft) via East Trail, Utah, April 2024
  • Taylor Mountain (10,342 ft) via skin track from Coal Creek, March 2024 (x2), April 2024
  • Mt. Glory (10,037 ft) via bootpack from Teton Pass lot, Caribou-Targhee National Forest WY, December 2023, March 2024 (x2)
  • Mt. Shuksan (9,131 ft) via Sulphide Glacier, Washington, September 2023
  • Mt. Baker (10,786 ft) via Easton Glacier, Washington, August 2023
  • Mt. Shasta (14,180 ft) via Hotlum/Bolam Ridge route, California, June 2023
  • Mt. Rainier (14,411 ft) via Ingraham Direct route, Washington, June 2023
  • Mt. Superior (11,045 ft) via Cardiff Pass, Utah, August 2022
  • Grand Teton (13,775 ft) via Pownall-Gilkey route, July 2022
  • Mt. Sneffels (14,157 ft), Colorado, September 2020
  • Handies Peak (14,058 ft), Colorado, September 2020
  • Lone Peak (11,253 ft), Utah, July 2020
  • King's Peak (13,528 ft), Utah, July 2015

Place log

2024

  • Bozeman, MT (Ice climbing in Hyalite: Genesis 1, The Hangover--2 pitches, The Dribbles--all 4 pitches, all while temps 0 to -30F) - January
  • Salt Lake City, UT - January
  • Victor, ID - January/February
  • Salt Lake City, UT - February
  • Victor, ID - February/March/April

2023

  • Fisher Valley, UT (camped on the way to Kokopelli Trail, connected to Onion Creek)
  • Castle Valley, UT
  • Alaska Basin, WY
  • Seattle, WA
  • Burlington, WA
  • Anacortes, WA
  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • Portland, OR
  • Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie Wilderness, WA
  • Austin, TX
  • Deming/Glacier, WA
  • Mt. Shasta Wilderness, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Ashford, WA
  • Bend, OR
  • Chicago, IL
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Henry's Fork, ID
  • Victor, ID
  • Jackson, WY (many times)
  • Grand Teton National Park (many times)

2022

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bozeman, MT
  • La Verkin, UT (includes Zion National Park, and a lot of the surrounding area/roads)
  • Coyote Gulch, UT
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Bisbee, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • Alameda, CA
  • Driggs, ID
  • La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  • Point Reyes, California
  • Petaluma, California
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico (Meow Wolf is a must-see)
  • Austin, Texas
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico

Full list of notable places I've visited prior to tracking deliberately

Sometimes cities, sometimes landmarks, sometimes neighborhoods. There's a lot of Europe here since I grew up an Air Force brat in England. Incomplete/work in progress.

Tracking pre-2022

  • View of Mount Assiniboine from "The Nublet," Banff National Park
  • Lake Louise, Banff National Park
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Lake Myvaten, Iceland
  • Paris, France
  • Val Thorens, France
  • Verbier, Switzerland
  • Regent's Park, London (studied abroad at Regent's College in 2013)
  • Chamonix, France
  • Rheinfells Castle, Germany (specifically the subterranean passages there. Really cool memories from childhood)
  • Rome, Italy
  • Pisa, Italy
  • Venice, Italy
  • Cinque Terre (all five towns), Italy
  • French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Tunisia (I don't remember where I went since I was a kid)
  • Malta
  • Woodditton, England (where I grew up partially)
  • Lares, Peru
  • Urubamba, Peru
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • The Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Kenai River, Alaska
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Titan II Missile Museum in Pima, Arizona
  • Bisbee, Arizona
  • Kittyhawk, North Carolina