Senior Project Advisor

Olney, TJ (Thomas J.)

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Winter 2006

Keywords

Avalanche survival

Abstract

In the winter of 2003, we made our third annual snowshoeing trip to Mt. Baker. During our first adventure freshman year, Greg and I saw the breath-taking views that make Artist Point the popular snowshoeing destination that it is. The sky was glacier- water blue, and not even a thumbprint of a cloud marked the horizon. The following year, the weather was overcast, and our group ended up turning back early. In 2003, we planned to go the weekend after finals before heading home for the Christmas holiday. Greg invited his friend JP along, who had never been snowshoeing. On the morning of December twelfth when it was still dark outside, Greg picked me up in his dusty silver Subaru. The sky began spilling light as we ventured up Mt. Baker Highway, sipping hot drinks and listening to the music that would season the soundtrack of my college years: the Barbed Wire Cutters, a local bluegrass band.

Department

English

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Avalanches--Washington (State)--Baker, Mount--Personal narratives

Geographic Coverage

Baker, Mount (Wash.)

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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