“So… uh, this pace might be a bit fast for some people and I just wanted to check… is this a good pace for you?” I favored my climbing guide with a smile. We were cruising along the Blue Lake trail near Washington Pass in the North Cascades, en route to what was going to be my first multi-pitch experience.
Jessica is a mountain obsessive, dog mom, and dark beer apologist. A native Washingtonian, she gets distracted by both buttery single track when she’s climbing, and a craggy rock face when she’s running. Regardless, she loves living somewhere with an abundance of alpine activities.