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  3. They've extended the comment period to May 13th 2019. There is still a lot of time! I am already a party of record and will try and update this thread as I know more. The Skagit Tribes and Seattle City Light are on the record already opposing the current application and calling for an EIS. Not sure about the NPS. There is a mining resource area in the Skagit County comp. plan for this location (outright denial isn't on great legal ground) so I think comments are best expressed in the vein of trying adequately understand the likely effects (noise, traffic, etc.) of expanded quarry operations. I think most feel that the current SEPA application doesn't do a good job of this. Most have been stressing that an EIS is warranted to fully flesh out the possible effects and what effective mitigation measures might be. At some point Kiewit will be seeking a comp. plan amendment to expand the mining resource area. That will be another opportunity to make your voice heard.
  4. Based on previous experiences it's probably in our best interest if someone from the climbing community enters a comment and gets listed as "Party of Record". From other government dealings I've learned that often once the public comment period is closed the government agencies will only talk to people that are acknowledged as a "party of record" and it's too late for anyone else to file comments even if the plan has changed considerably from the initial proposal. I don't have time to follow up.
  5. Mt Hood

    Here’s a pic from a sun break on the Palmer webcam today. After the long storm it looks well covered up there. Probably no open bergshrund concerns. With the sun breaks and some more freeze thaw, hopefully the snow will be well consolidated. Sunday’s weather forecast and the lower freezing level look lovely for climbing. A second tool is recommended for beginners, or for the surprise icy section. Have fun!
  6. [TR] Mt Stuart - Stuart Glacier Couloir 04/05/2019

    You bring the cabbage and I'll supply the hammers next time you're over.
  7. Thanks for posting this!
  8. Mt Hood

    Trying to take advantage of what looks like a solid weather window saturday and sunday. Any advice for a first timer on the Hogsback and conditions to expect? Thanks all!
  9. Hello Everyone! I am new to rock climbing, and new to this forum. My friend and I were hoping that there was possibly a group of experienced climbers heading up to City of Rocks in Almo, Idaho this Summer who might be willing to show us the ropes. We may or may not have gear depending on supply at out school's renter location, and I would be willing to pack gear in my rig for everyone. I wasn't really sure where else to post this so any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  10. Alpine Dads wanted

    I could have written this post. I *should* have written this post years ago. I'm 45 too, and I have a little more time than I used to, as my kids are older, but yeah, I really appreciate climbing with other parents (no offense to my other non-parent partners that read this - I swear I love y'all!). Hit me up if you're looking for a partner sometime. cheers.
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  12. If you value peace and quiet on your way to North Cascades National Park, please take a few moments to review and comment on the proposal to expand quarry operations along the Rockport Cascade Road, across from town: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/PlanningAndPermit/MarblemountQuarry.htm Short story- Kiewit is proposing to mine 6 days a week, 12 hours a day, for up to 100 years. They will be drilling 5-6" holes in rock, and shooting the quarry daily. Up to 150 trucks a day with one rock loads, the rock primarily bound for the mouth of Columbia and SE AK (good saltwater breakwater material). In particular, I worry about the intersection of Hwy 20 and 530 in summer months with heavily loaded trucks turning west up the hill from 530. Among other things..... Like noise. I mean, you can hear a chainsaw miles away up there, let alone quarry operations! I think a full EIS is certainly warranted and have let Skagit County officials know. Thanks for taking a look!
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  14. Hwy 20 reopening

  15. [TR] Snoqualmonix - Pineapple Express 03/30/2019

    Anybody want to buy some tricams?
  16. Rainier July/August 2019

    Liberty Ride will almost definitely be out of shape by July 27.
  17. Hwy 20 reopening

    It's reopening this Thursday!
  18. [TR] Mt Stuart - Stuart Glacier Couloir 04/05/2019

    Finally someone explained Brexit!
  19. Hey! I’ll be in Attending an aai alpine ice climbing course in Washington until 27 July. If I’m able to find a partner to climb MT rainier sometime shortly after that date I’ll extend my plane ticket out! Looking to do the liberty ridge but open to ideas! Message me or reply if you’re interested
  20. [TR] Mt Stuart - Stuart Glacier Couloir 04/05/2019

    Brexit, my fine friend, is the resurrected zombie corpse of Thatcher-era anti-Europe nationalism. Brought back to life by the lackbeard Cameron (who then resigned to become a fucking shepard, for real), and fueled by viscous Trumpian down-economy jobs shortage, and kneaded by the bitch May into a great big mess, the kind of mess that when you make one, you apologize to all concerned and ask forgiveness and can everything please go back to how it was before. 'I'm really sorry', that kind of thing. Unfortunately no one over there has the political chops to execute a climb-down, so that's the end of the UK for a few more years. Oh Woe is me...………………...
  21. Got a double cliff cabana and standard fly for sale. The ledge was used on two walls the fly has never been used. Downsizing gear. Will post photos shortly. Currently buried in gear room. Located in Tigard Priced for quick sale at $450 More than 50% off original price.
  22. [TR] Mt Stuart - Stuart Glacier Couloir 04/05/2019

    Badass! Nice going you guys! Nice topo and all, but it still doesn't explain Brexit.
  23. Alpine Dads wanted

    Live in Southern Oregon. Add me to the group. Bill
  24. for sale All sorts of crampons

    I’d grab the darts, irvis and stubai if you don’t mind shipping at my expense.
  25. for sale All sorts of crampons

    Changes in footwear/mountain goals have left me with several pairs of crampons I don't need. - Petzl Darts, with leverlock rears. These are getting down there, but have some drytooling in them for sure. - Petzl Irvis front sections. These are only lightly used and still sharp. They can be used with the darts rears, above. - BD Sabretooths. Full auto. Heavily used, but life in them with some sharpening. The center bars have been cut, so they won't fit more than a size 9 boot without new bars. - Stubai 10-point aluminums. Full strap. Just cleaning the closet here, throw me some beer, or a 20, etc. Thanks!
  26. [TR] Mt Stuart - Stuart Glacier Couloir 04/05/2019

    Totally wicked. Glad you dodged the avy dragon! That topo is fantastic.... Brings back good memories of a trip long ago with @Juan Sharp and @DPS and Kurt Hicks.....
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