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  1. This is an old pair of Inverno's that still have a lot of life left in them. They are at least 10 years old but I'd be surprised of I have a dozen trips on them. The shell size is 10/11 so they should fit US size 10 or 10.5. I'm a size 9 and they were always big for me. I'll throw in a pair of OR GTX gaiters that fit these boots. I live in Puyallup, Wa but work in Seattle.
  2. I found a pair of glasses on the trail between the west side road and Lake Allen in Mt. Rainier National Park while on the way to Mt Wow. PM me if these are yours and I'll send them to you.
  3. My Mountain Equipment Co-op Ferrata pants finally bit the dust so I need to replace them ASAP. I am so bummed that they don't make these any more. They are the perfect alpine pants. I've done everything in them from winter accents of Hood, summer scrambling, and lift skiing. I really like the Schoeller fabric for ease of movement and the way it sheds the weather. The other great thing about these pants is that they don’t have ankle zips, but have a nice stretchy shock cord sewn into the bottom of the pant that makes for a nice snug fit over plastic mountaineering boots, or ski boots. Please help me with recommendations on alpine soft-shell pants!!
  4. Ok, I did the Zipper. Thanks for the pics. It was not really that thin, just scary because it was so soft. I had to swim from the point where lovers lane joins the route. Once it freezes it's going to be fantastic.
  5. You know, I get the route names all confused. There are three routes on the north side: the fly, zipper, and lover's lane. I've climbed all three. I think the middle route is the fly, but I'm not really sure.
  6. Climb: Lane Peak-Middle Gully Date of Climb: 4/24/2005 Trip Report: Climbed the middle gully of Lane Peak yesterday. Boy the snow was soft, especially at the top. I would not do it again until it is feezing over night, at which time it should be really nice. This is one of my favorite training climbs. Great views and just enough steep and exposure to make it interesting. There was a group of about six player in the left gully. Looked pretty nasty and I'm curious to hear how they did. The rock band about half way up was out, and the traverse into the middle gully looked very thin. Most importantly, I'm please to announce that Scale Burger is open for business! Gear Notes: Ice Axe - I wish it was about 3 feet longer Crampons
  7. I have to go with the Kautz as well. That side of the mountain is a whole different scene because of the lack of people. Another fun route is the Fuher Finger (or Thumb). Not as technically difficult as the Kautz, but you may not be following a boot path either.
  8. Attached is a photo of T-Mo on the first pitch. I'm still having nightmares about that belay I set up after the second pitch.
  9. Yep. I climbed Lane peak on Sunday. The gate at Longmire is open 24/7.
  10. I was at ipsut creek last weekend. The road if fine. Trail was snow free to the glacier. That's as far as I went.
  11. airmoss

    kautz info

    You will certainly want some pickets and a couple of screws. A 2nd tool would be nice. When I did it the steep section was soft so we never had to set a belay. We down climbed the route. If it is icy, you will want to repel the steep section to the left of the ice cliff. RMI has been known to leave a fixed line there, but I would not depend on it.
  12. How much for a cat ride? I looked at Timberline's web site and could not see a price. One time I was sweltering up the cat track and one rolled by with cases of beer and wine strapped to it. Talk about brutal. I got nothing to prove on the track and would hitch a ride any day. Now, if I could get me a snow-cat and run it up to Muir, I would probably be able to retire after a couple of seasons.
  13. I saw the guy finally find his other ski down below steel cliffs.
  14. Hey, same here. We always seem to meet the nicest people on the summit of Hood. Where in WA are you?
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