Mid Sept might not be the smartest time to spend two weeks in Titcomb Basin, but what did we know. This was our first trip to the Northern Winds. More or less had the place to ourselves. In between the storms we got to climb on three days, the last of which was a full on epic ascent of Tower 1 Gully and Tower Ridge to Mt Helen. Descended in the dark w/o headlamps using the moon when possible. Arrived back at camp at 1am to find the dogs freaked out and our tent flat and broken from the strong winds that had blown all day long. Next night a big thunderstorm roared down the valley. Pretty intimidating as the thunder roared and the winds battered our patched up tent poles. The next morning was clear and calm as we started the two day walk out.