Five years ago this weekend, my wife broke her ankle in the backcountry on a hike near Mt. Baker. We were planning on staying overnight...but not like this.
We were off-trail, traveling in snow at around 5:30pm. Both dogs were with us. We were about 500 yards above our destination for the night. Kerry took a bad step - her ankle bending one way and her body twisting the other to keep her and her backpack from sliding down the snowy hill.Read More