Thanks to Anthony Katsaros for pulling the initial list together. I will update and edit as new information is forced upon me.
1994 – Corral Pass. Greg’s pick and the inaugural boyz hike. The cabin was full. Bushwhacking. 15 pound venison roast. We weren’t lost; we just didn’t know where we were. Kirk needs plumbs not refereetos (sp?)
1995 – Alpine Lakes – just Greg, John, and Anthony at Mig Lake in early September. John’s disk toss over the whole lake. The last good weather of the summer.
1996 – Alpine Lakes again. Camped at two lakes (Mig and Josephine, I believe). Bungholio!
1997 – Mildred Lakes. A small grocery store in our packs. Root Ladders. A truly brutal hike. Last time we saw Kirk and Jimmy K. on one of these.
1998 – Alaska Baby! Courtesy of Alaska Air buddy passes (thanks Greg!) Kenai Peninsula in the summer, excellent trip, day hiking to a glacier – mildly impared…
1999 – The Bogachiel mud fest. Talk about a slog. I twisted my ankle on the way out and whined about it the entire way.
2000 – Chain Lakes. An epic hike with a beautiful series of lakes. Classic moment is telling John Dossett not to throw the disk into the lake – we shouldn’t have said anything…
2001 – North Fork of the Quinault. Nice swimmin’ hole, but VERY wet. Didn’t we see the otter here?
2002 – Eagle Lake Attempt. Dave pick. The lost boys. Dave’s first lead – possibly his last. I hate huckleberries. We got so lost on this hike. Wrong side of the drainage that we never made Eagle Lake. Ending up sleeping in brambles and hacking our way out to Barkley Lake.
2003 – Goat Rocks. Anthony picked a real winner. We saw all the mountains and had a great campsite with an excellent view.
2004 – The Elwah. Scott’s pick – we got lucky on the campsite that could support 12 guys. 10.6 miles in. Another nice swimmin’ hole. Lots of fishing in beautiful weather up and down the Elwah.
2005 – Toleak Point. Just John, Greg, and Anthony joining up with Jarvis’ group of guys. John and Anthony were rewarded for braving the pouring rain at 5:30 in the morning with a beautiful sunny weekend that hit just as we reached the camp site. Mmmm, mmmm – fresh caught green ling cod fish taco’s.
2006 – Yosemite Park, California – John’s Pick. Sweet Baby! Ultimate Frisbee golf. Bourbon Slushie! Scott and Jeff get some excellent fishing in before John and Scott get to fisticuffs.
2007 – Glacier Park, Montana. We fished for the cycle! Four lakes, fish from every lake.
2008 – Kalalau Trail, Beach & Valley (Kauai, HI). Another great Greg pick. An incredible hike (11 miles in), beautiful beach, historic valley, incredible exploring, refreshing rivers/waterfalls and a safe return. Sad that Dave stepped on Black Urchin and had to stay behind.
2009 – Three Sisters Loop – Oregon. Organized by Will Shortt. A one-way trek on the Pacific Crest Trail south from Old McKenzie Pass (OR 242) past all three Sister, through alpine meadows, desolate lava fields and Obsidian falls. The first progressive hike.
2010 – Lyman Lakes – Washington. The Eric Plateau pick turned out awesome! Eric, Greg, Scott and Davie D made the trek to Chelan, Holden Village (people clapped as we arrived – stars we are!) and the 9 mile stroll up to Lower Lyman (ok, Dave only made it just past Hart Lake). Wet going in, wet coming out, but two days of brilliant sunshine, fishing, fantasy golf (two disc’s sacrificed to the mountain Gods), cribbage and fire. Stellar!
2011 – Morganroth Lake – Olympic National Park. Dave Dawson stepped up with a great pick. We had excellent weather, it was a beautiful lake, fishing was good, snow was available and we had some good stories including two lost campers. Attendees included: Dave, Will, Jeff, John G., Ralph and Scott.
2012 – Hiking Around Mt. Ranier. Replacement hike when Scott went down with knee injury. John and Jeff collaborated on a new destination that included Ralph, Johnny G., Jeff T. Pat Boyer and John Howell. Searched for Oliver and Marjorie Lakes, but settled for Lake Ethel.
2013 – Hidden Lakes – Pasayten Wilderness. Scott’s pick. This is the second year in a row we tried to hike from Rainy Pass to Hart’s Pass and this time the snow in the high altitudes and the shut down of the government forced a plan change. Pat Boyer, Jeff T. and Scott made the trek into this beautiful part of the country and went over three passes, found Cougar Lake, didn’t get to Hidden Lakes, caught fish and marveled at the incredible scenery. We got ULTRA lucky with the weather – four days of blue bird sky and clear (cold) nights.
2014 – Bitter Root Wilderness – Montana. Jeff’s pick. Our first foray into the beauty of the Montana wilderness. As a bonus – a new addition to the hiking crew, one Jeff Blake (who lives in Montana)! It turned into an all Trinity crew – John Howell, John Harlow, Rob Blake, Patrick Boyer and Scott Fasser (4 out of 5 were Delts too…). This was one of, if not the, hardest hikes we’ve every done and also one of the most beautiful. Three lakes, thousands of feet of vertical and 36 miles over four days. Only one major injury due to bad decision making (John Howell tearing ligaments in his ankle while bush whacking off trail – you’re not 20 anymore!), many blisters, lots of party favors (thanks Rob!) and pistol packing backwoods chicks (long story). Photos here.
2015 – Sol Duc Loop – Olympic Pennisula. Pat’s pick. 23.1 mile loop on Sol Duc and Bogachiel Peak featuring the return of the Latimer plus, Scott, John Howell, Pat Boyer, John Harlow and new addition – Pat’s brother in law Brian. Same area as the Morganroth Lake hike, but super great weather, really beautiful. Lots of cribbage, cigars and John Howell nailing some frisbee golf shots. Pictures are here.
2016 – Never Summer Wilderness – Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado – Bowen Lake – Continental Divide. John Howell’s pick (and it was a doozy!). A truly fantastic hike with a small but committed group: John Howell, Scott, Pat, Jeff Thompson and Rob Blake. Included snow, fishing, high mountain passes (peak at 12,200) and blue bird days in and out. Photo’s here.
2017 – YellowStone – Rob Blake’s pick. I hear it was fantastic. Can someone send me some details?
2018 – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness – Idaho. Jeff’s pick. Killer weather, great fishing, awesome bourbon tasting and fresh squab with our fresh trout! Highlight of the trip is Jeff killing Spruce Grouse with his hiking poles and bare hands for $100 and glory!
2019 – Solstice Hike up Elwah River. John and Jeff combined on this to get an early hike on the books in the summer. Chestnut Farms was the big winner in the bourbon tasting and Jeff Thompson the big liar for saying the first day was only 3-4 miles when it ended up being closer to 10 with bushwhacking involved!
2019 (pt 2) – Wallowa Mountains. Scott’s pick and we picked up a new addition to the crew – Peter Krystad. John Howell and Pat Boyer flew into Pasco and met Ralph, Jeff, Peter and Scott in Joseph, Oregon for a wet, but magnificent hike.