Chief Joseph Loop

I gained the Chief Joseph ridge on the far far left, traversed up and over the summit, dropped into the upper chute which put me at the bottom of the lower chute, booted and skied the lower chute, then traversed the bottom to the left

I gained the Chief Joseph ridge on the far far left, traversed up and over the summit, dropped into the upper chute which put me at the bottom of the lower chute, booted and skied the lower chute, then traversed the bottom to the left. Whew, follow me?

Chief Joseph doesn’t have a shortage of chutes but these two in particular have been on my mind ever since I first visited this area. To make matters worse, Chief Joseph is visible from pretty much anywhere in the Joseph/Enterprise area, we have a good view of it from our house, and during the summer I get to stare at it for a good 20 minutes everyday coming home from work. To say that Joe haunts me is an understatement. The stars aligned today and I had a chance to see what these lines are all about up close.

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Mid Summer Check In

The summer has been busy for Emily and I and it’s been going by fast. With Emily spending weeks at a time in the wilderness and myself spending weeks at a time getting bumped from fire to fire, we’ve been keeping plenty busy. Luckily Wallowa Lake is just down the road, and on these hot summer days nothing feels better than a dip in the lake ala rope swing

I love the water, but still looking forward to cooler temps and snow. Hope you’re enjoying your summer!