MSR began with a single purpose: to make the backcountry safer for mountaineers. In the decades that followed, we stayed true to that goal, and we used our knowledge of engineering and science to find better solutions to the challenges of the mountains.

Climb North Maroon Peak

Aspen, Colorado

Start your hike at the parking lot/trailhead at the end of Maroon Creek Rd. Keep in mind that the road is closed from about 9am-8pm to traffic and is only accessible by shuttle bus during that time.

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Backpack the Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells

Aspen, Colorado

The Four Pass Loop begins at Maroon Lake, famous for its iconic view of the Maroon Bells (Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak), deemed the “most-photographed spot in Colorado.

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Summit Castle and Conundrum Peaks

Aspen, Colorado

There are many different places to start the trek up to Castle and Conundrum. The first step, however, is always go to the end of Castle Creek Road just outside of Aspen, CO.

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Snowshoe or Ski to Mazama Ridge

Ashford, Washington

This scenic destination begins at the Paradise parking lot. Head north from the parking area towards Myrtle falls.

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Ski Tour the Muir Snow Field

Ashford, Washington

What's cooler than skiing down a volcano? Nothing. Nothing is cooler than skiing down a volcano.

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Snowshoe to Reflection Lakes

Packwood, Washington

In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park became the 5th National Park to be established, and for good reason! With over 350 square miles of protected wilderness there's nothing you can't do within the b.

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Backpack to Tatoosh Peak

Packwood, Washington

Bordering Mt. Rainier National Park and situated in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Tatoosh Wilderness is a great place to explore if you want unparalleled views of Mt.

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Climb Mount Adams North Cleaver Route

Skamania County, Washington

Mt Adams is the second tallest volcano in the Cascades and is one of the easiest to climb.

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Winter Ascent of Trappers Peak

Marblemount, Washington

North Cascade National Park is home to some of the most rugged and remote mountains in the lower 48 states.

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Hike to Hidden Lake Lookout

Skagit County, Washington

Be careful when heading up this 4.5 mile trail since there can be snow coverage into the summer. When you start the trail, you'll get a little tree coverage as you start climbing up.

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Summit Black Peak

Pacific Crest Trail, Washington

Starting at the Heather-Maple Pass Loop Trailhead, jump onto the trail that will take you counter-clockwise along the loop. After about 1.

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Backpack at Wing Lake (North Cascades)

Chelan County, Washington

From Rainy Pass, take the trail to Ann Lake (pictured with island and wildflowers). About 1 mile into hike, you'll reach a fork. Take the right trail to Heather Pass.

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Climb to the Summit of Liberty Bell via the Beckey Route (5.6)

Winthrop, Washington

Liberty Bell is one of the most prominent and well defined features of the Washington Pass formation in the North Cascades.

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Hike to Cutthroat Pass

Winthrop, Washington

Looking for a distinctive high-country hike just east of the pass? Cutthroat Pass is a hearty day hike perfect for gaining elevation and views with every step.

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