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  2. Yes, the Beckey gas station napkins weren't quite up to the task.
  3. It's true, we were woefully unprepared!
  4. Last week
  5. And still better than snowshoes!
  6. Remembering my time with Chaps on SEWS. Just glad to be alive. Excellent use of furniture, but bring a doily for it next time!
  7. Skinning up/descending that way would have been fairly unpleasant. The snow was pretty terrible. But hey, beats mowing the lawn!
  8. nice looking day. why didn't ya park at hairpin?
  9. Trip: South Early Winters Spire - SW Couloir Trip Date: 05/14/2022 Trip Report: Wow, it has been a long time since I did a TR on here. Maybe that is because I am mostly climbing middle aged weekend warrior stuff these days, of which there is no end of TRs in this database. But, I was reminded yesterday, those trips are still quite a hoot, even almost 30 years since I first started rambling around the North Cascades. I mean what's not to like a about driving a couple hours from your warm bed, skiing up to an aesthetic couloir and tagging a purty summit with good friends? Even if two of those friends wanted to start two hours after you did and the other friend forgot their skis and set it all back another hour? But none of that could detract from the timeless fun of good times in the hills with old and new friends. And, truth be told, the SNAFUs actually all worked out for the best, since we had the summit to ourselves during the only sunny spell of the day. And that is why, even though I've lost count of the number of times I've climbed S. Early, I will be back! @therunningdog and Sara on the approach: @cfire booting up the SW couloir in a squall: The best ambiance: The stoke was high for Sara! Cumbre!: Selfie: Mind the gap: Typical shenanigans on the descent: The route: Across to Golden Horn and Tower: @cfire ready to slay the schmoo: Whistler Peak from the highway, apres: You don't bring an end table for TH apres snacks? The always beautiful Silverstar between squalls: Gear Notes: Helmet, axe, crampons, flotation. Rope is optional, depending on your comfort with the exposure. Approach Notes: Park at Blue Lake TH and go up! You can't miss it.
  10. PHOTO OF THE DAY!

    I have been slacking! But @dberdinka never does when he is in the hills. Here he is heading to the North ridge of Torment:
  11. Thanks Jason, I was impressed by the runnels. I go up there a lot, but have never seen it quite like that.
  12. Absolutely incredible, especially that first Big Four photo. Wow!
  13. Home gym angle?

    Hey all, I need to build small portion in my home related to home gym equipment. As I am a newbie, started some intermediate exercises in my home. However, I want to have proper gym fitness equipment in my collection. I recently bought some used equipment like 10 pound cap rubber plates and some adjustable dumbbells. what other things do you recommend.
  14. Earlier
  15. sold! Plenty of pitons. $90

    SMC made *shallow angles. I'd be happy to take them all.
  16. I am interested in the Metolius TCU and Micronuts... Are you in PDX - I am in Beaverton. 3.407.4353
  17. sold! Plenty of pitons. $90

    Very top left - the 3 Crack-n-Ups (not Tomahawks) - What would you take to ship them to PDX? Thanks!
  18. sold! Plenty of pitons. $90

    No idea. You want them?
  19. Hwy 20 Opening 2022

    Tomorrow!
  20. Awesome! Love that route.
  21. Hwy 20 Opening 2022

    https://www.anacortesnow.com/news/community-news/4749-snow-clearing-on-north-cascades-highway-making-progress Next week!
  22. Size medium Cilogear 75 backpack: $180 (well used, but still in great shape, a few rusty Dclips but that's it). Many extra straps. Very light for it's capacity. Tag says "L", but it's a medium- I guarantee. 5.10 Guide Tennies Ms 11.5: $50 (very good condition, only used a few days) BD Mission LT Approach Shoes, 11.5: $20 (very used. very very used) (1pr) Metolius 5-step aiders: probably 10 years old, $40 (never used, blue in photos) I live in Montana but will be in Seattle 5/21-5/26 for in person meet up. If you want me to ship, you pay shipping.
  23. Awesome! I'll be up there in the middle of the month.
  24. question Hardshell bib pants

    As a father, I salute your commitment to the cause!
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