Cascade Classics


In memory of Ben Colin Manfredi, November 27, 1978 - November 9, 2003

You walk down the road of violent discovery and while there discover mystery. Ruth Mountain 1999



Skiing Climbing Kayaking


Can you feel it? The mysterious horizons, the nauseating steeps, the adrenaline hazed lines. Nature's temptations doing battle with common sense. The mind numbing commitment as you question each turn, each step, each breath. Will this be the last?

From the snowy peaks to the river valleys, here, our answers are found. The best and the worst of the sport we call life. This is our home… our playground… the Cascade Classics.


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THE ELWHA RIVER, NOVEMBER 9, 2003: A Final Classic

Rica Canyon, October 31, 2003

Top Tye River, October 25, 2003

Ohanepecosh River, October 19, 2003

Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River, October 18, 2003

Upper Upper Cispus River, October 17, 2003

Misto Canyon, September 7, 2003

WONDERLAND TRAIL, August 29-31, 2003: New addition

Mount Olympus, August 2, 2003

Grand Canyon of the Elwha River, July 25, 2003

Clear Fork of the Cowlitz River, July 13, 2003

Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier, July 12, 2003

White Salmon River, Husum Falls, July 5, 2003

White Salmon River, Green Truss, July 5, 2003

White Salmon River, Farmlands, July 5, 2003

Mount Adams, Lyman Glacier, June 27-28, 2003

Mount Adams, North Face of the Northwest Ridge, June 27-28, 2003


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Disclaimer: My hobbies are inherently dangerous and all of the trips and activities described in this website carry the risk of serious injury or death. Anyone who is not an expert in my hobbies should use an experienced, qualified guide or seek qualified instruction before engaging in any type of my hobbies. This website is not a guide.



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