Old Snowy


Letterpress printed from a single reduction linocut in nine separate impressions.

Artwork size: 20 x 11.25”
Paper size: 24 x 15.25”

Signed and numbered edition of 40
Archival paper
Ships in a 3×18″ poster tube.*

28 in stock

At approximately 7900 feet, Old Snowy Mountain is the fifth highest peak in the Goat Rocks Wilderness. It’s centrally located on the spine of the Goat Rocks which runs northwest to southeast, southeast of Mount Rainier and north of Mount Adams.

My first time hiking through the Goat Rocks Wilderness was during a three week, 300+ mile backpacking trip heading north on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail in Washington State. We had just hiked along a famous knife-edge ridge that’s part of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail that runs along the west slopes of Old Snowy Mountain. We made camp hastily after a long march that continued on well into the night. Moving through the dark wasn’t difficult; it was a full moon, and also first time that I hiked alongside my moon shadow. The next day, we took in this view of the McCall Glacier on the east facing slopes of Old Snowy during a brilliant blue bird morning.

This print nearly maxes out the form and sheet size allowances on my Vandercook Universal 1 proofing press and is the largest piece I’ve printed to date.

*It’s recommended to remove the artwork from the poster tube and allow it to relax before framing.