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#1154334 - 03/21/17 09:51 PM [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017
mutz Offline
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Edited by mutz (03/21/17 09:52 PM)

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#1154337 - 03/21/17 09:54 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
mutz Offline
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Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 47
TRs: 9 Photos: 6
I cannot for the life of me get my copy and paste content to show up here, sorry for the plug, but going here instead.
http://chasingmastery.com/exploring-the-sisters-west-ridge-of-north-twin/

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#1154350 - 03/22/17 09:20 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
bigeo Offline
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Registered: 08/29/06
Posts: 116
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I like it! Thanks for posting. How far up the road past the gate were you able to drive? Did you see any activity up there to account for it being open?

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#1154356 - 03/23/17 12:10 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: bigeo]
mutz Offline
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Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 47
TRs: 9 Photos: 6
We drove up the road about a mile, and that was in a mazda w/o snow tires. With good traction you could probably do two miles now.

There seems to be logging activity every morning on the road during which they open the gate. We passed through at ~645am (open), but it was locked when we returned (~5pm). We then had to return the next morning for the car (~630am, open again).

Drive through at your own risk!

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#1154365 - 03/24/17 10:52 AM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
bigeo Offline
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Registered: 08/29/06
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TRs: 1 Photos: 40
Thanks! Just what I needed to know

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#1154371 - 03/25/17 07:47 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
geosean Offline
journeyman

Registered: 06/04/14
Posts: 61
TRs: 18 Photos: 45
Loc: Bellingham
Awesome; looks like really fun conditions for the climb. Thanks for posting!
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#1154394 - 03/28/17 08:36 AM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
chrisc88 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/16
Posts: 23
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
Very cool

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#1154433 - 04/02/17 08:00 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
dberdinka Offline
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Registered: 11/29/00
Posts: 2197
TRs: 44 Photos: 639
Loc: Bellingham
So wait, this is bullshit. You don't even write about the most interesting part of the trip. Tell us about the slog/hitchhike/phone call/wait it took to get somewhere warm and dry.
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#1154516 - 04/15/17 08:25 AM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: dberdinka]
mutz Offline
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Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 47
TRs: 9 Photos: 6
Ha! It went something like this:
-checked the engineering of the gate locking system just to be sure Eric and I couldn't outsmart the system - no luck
-slammed two beers each
-filled out pack with the remaining food we had - 1 satsuma and a pack of shotblocks and started walking
-we saw our first car on mosquito rode, after 1.5 hours of walking down the logging road. they were going the wrong way and wouldn't stop,
-it was now dark and raining, and we still didn't have service
-finally made it to a bunch of homes, unfortunately no one would open the door for us: two sketchy males walking around at 730pm on monday night
-finally stood in-front of on-going traffic and waved our arms, forcing the next car to stop (2nd one we had seen in 3 hours now)
-convinced the guy to give us a ride to the general store, where the store manager allowed us to use his phone and sit and drink beers while he told stories of living in the country, and they were definitely good stories...

The end.

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#1154517 - 04/15/17 08:26 AM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
mutz Offline
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Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 47
TRs: 9 Photos: 6
Oh, and Eric's wife had to come pick us up. I don't think she must like me very much. Last time he and I went out, we missed our check-in time and she was on the verge of calling S&R

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#1154525 - 04/17/17 03:21 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
JasonG Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 10/12/00
Posts: 2760
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Loc: Mount Vernon
Thanks for pointing that out Darin....that is the best part!

Were you along on Fallen Angel Mutz?
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#1154527 - 04/18/17 09:56 AM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
tanstaafl Offline
Pretty Pretty Princess

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 479
TRs: 5 Photos: 69
Just logging in to say that Eric's wife has known him long enough to know that it's not you, it's him. He's got a tendency to be a little....optimistic about how long things will take!

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#1154614 - 04/30/17 06:40 PM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
mutz Offline
n00b

Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 47
TRs: 9 Photos: 6
haha. yes, JasonG, I was on Fallen Angel, and yes, tanstaafl, you've got to love the optimism!

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#1154756 - 05/15/17 10:56 AM Re: [TR] North Twin Sister - West Ridge 3/20/2017 [Re: mutz]
pugetgold Offline
stranger

Registered: 07/14/14
Posts: 16
TRs: 9 Photos: 8
Loc: Seattle, WA
Went up West Ridge of North Twin this past Sunday May 14 - route is mostly melted off, but ice axe very handy for a handful of steep snow sections on route (as well as for glissade off the north side.) For the most part these can be avoided by sticking to the south side of the ridge, though that sometimes mean harder (4th class) rock moves.

Approach roads are bikeable to about 3,100 feet at the moment.

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