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  1. Funny, I thought of Cliffhanger!
  2. I wonder if we can get ahold of the flight path? Unfortunately it snowed a bunch since the flight so everything is buried until summer. https://methowvalleynews.com/2019/11/26/federal-agents-pursue-plane-fleeing-from-state-airport/ Federal agents pursue plane fleeing from state airport NOVEMBER 26, 2019 BY MARCY STAMPER The Methow Valley State Airport is generally a sedate place, handling just a few flights a day. But last Wednesday (Nov. 20), federal agents in helicopters pursued an airplane that entered the U.S. from Canada and made an unauthorized landing at the state airport in Winthrop. Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) in Bellingham first detected the airplane and tracked it to Winthrop. When agents approached the pilot to question him, he jumped into his airplane and flew away, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection. As the AMO agents pursued the airplane in helicopters, they saw the pilot toss several bags out of the plane into the wilderness, according to the press release. AMO received permission to continue the pursuit across the border. The helicopters followed the plane to the airport in Langley, British Columbia, where the pilot landed and was arrested by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police border-enforcement team and provincial and local officials. The AMO helicopters hovered overhead to keep watch while the Canadian agents seized the plane. In 2019, AMO seized or disrupted almost 285,000 pounds of cocaine, 102,000 pounds of marijuana, 51,000 pounds of methamphetamine, 935 weapons, and $34.1 million. They made 1,575 arrests and apprehended more than 52,000 people without legal documentation to be in the U.S., according to the press release. The Methow Valley airport is the largest of the 16 airports operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation. The Winthrop airport accommodates mainly small private aircraft and commercial flights for skiers. It serves as an important base for smokejumpers, helicopters and other aircraft during wildfire season, State Airports Manager Paul Wolf said.
  3. idea Let's talk clothing systems.

    I agree with this and will often carry an extra base layer shirt in case I get sweaty or wet from rain/brush on the approach. I might wear a windshirt over it if it's cold but I try to keep my good shell and puffy in my pack until the pace slows down or terrain becomes technical.
  4. Current Conditions

    I don't think anything is forming up yet but you can call Goat's Beard in Mazama and ask for conditions.
  5. Booty discussion

    Benzo, why not try to return the gear to the climbers who dropped it? Seems like "not booty" if the climbers were in plain sight and possible to return the gear.
  6. Muir on Saturday?
  7. CC.com Turns 11

    Looks like the first posts were October of 2000 so 19 years of some questionable contributions to culture. I think I was still on dial up AOL account that we shared in the office with 3 people.
  8. CC.com Turns 11

    Happy Birthday mofo's!
  9. Whatcom Peak? Easy Peak

    Good trail to the top of Easy Peak. Getting to and up Whatcom is quite a bit more vigorous and challenging.
  10. [TR] Das Toof - The Tooth Fairy, 5.9+ 08/15/2019

    Is this supposed to be an endorsement?
  11. Good reminder that when I think things are sucky in the mountains, they sure could be (a lot) worse.
  12. Sounds terrible, nice work you guys! How about a photo of Jason's pack?
  13. [TR] Mt Logan - Fremont Glacier 08/04/2019

    Nice work on this tough peak. Many of us appreciate you not posting summit nudes.
  14. 30 could be a little high but we were at the approach ledge at 9:30 and there were already multiple groups on the face that probably summited by 11:00. I assume a bunch of folks camped out at the lake Friday night and were climbing shortly after dawn. We counted approximately a dozen different parties, some with 3 climbers. Certainly not the place to be if you're looking for solace. I do agree with Jason, there are a lot more folks out climbing these days.
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