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Everything posted by genepires

  1. Can you identify this mountain?

    photo op. looks like they walked from photographer to ridgeline and than back
  2. Can you identify this mountain?

    People may do strange things for a good photo. For all we know, heli drop the three and they booted 10 yards (or meters) back to heli.
  3. Can you identify this mountain?

    interesting combination of human in photo. we got a group of three backcountry skiers (so not a heli ski outfit) and what looks like a guided group of three (based on the lead person rope coil choice) If in cascades and possibly early spring due to depth of bootpack, I can't think of any usual guided locations with that back drop. if it was accessible by non skiis, there should be lots more ski tracks.
  4. [TR] Diobsud Buttes - Standard 04/16/2020

    SNOWSHOES? I thought you were allergic to slowshoes. looks fun. how is that area in summer?
  5. One big magazine

    I can not stand using online route guides while climbing. (like mtn proj and others) not only is it hard to navigate and find routes but staring at the damn phone while out there is against the spirit of climbing. flipping a page is so much better than a swipe and touch and swipe and touch. UGH.
  6. for sale Osprey Exposure 36 pack -- $30

    size or one size fits all?
  7. Looking for recent TR's for N. Cascades

    Maybe try nwhikers dot com or some other hiking website. Not really Prime alpine climbing season but the hiking is OK.

    wasn't rocktober this weekend unless you went to vantage. ugh. was raining in the icicle!
  9. same thing at lake loiuse gift shop. In the heart of one of the grandest mountain ranges in NA, take your photo with a stuffed grizzly and a mountainous backdrop of.........shuksan.
  10. Conditions Report: Static Point

    I wonder if it is along road or the trail? says trail but I thought the trail was in old growth forest?
  11. One big magazine

    the pessimist in me thinks we will get the same Climbing mag without any improvement.
  12. Ptarmigan Traverse Questions?

    there is a pretty good thread on cascade footwear that may be helpful for your gear choices.
  13. Mec has been all downhill since they got rid of the serratus line of packs.. I love my genie pack which they no longer make.
  14. review Footwear in the Cascades

    thanks. great article. I admit that I am the old school that suffered too many dirt trail miles in plastic boots. I thought I was smarter with lighter leather ice climbing boots. time for a real rethink about that and try some of those options given.
  15. well they could make it less easy to get up the pole? install raging honey badgers ontop every pole? or maybe just a guard(with a leashed honey badger) up and down the cable way. or let it run 24/7?
  16. review Footwear in the Cascades

    maybe your shoes are too tight to hike in? why can you not hike in approach shoes? My toes get a bit beat up hiking down with approach shoes. had to buy some alta trail running shoes that have a very large toe box to hike in. first world problem.
  17. 2 things to note 1. that person or persons is bold AF 2. there were no counter measures to prevent it from happening again??
  18. I know Robin! did not know she was out there helping. Looks like I need to go spend more time on 3 oclock.
  19. Bozeman, MT or Victor/Driggs, ID

    No knowledge but a simple couple of days in bOzeman, but I thought that things were pricey in Bozeman. May be cheaper than here but more expensive than most other Rocky Mountain states. (Other than Colorado) I remember driving through driggs to get to Targhee ski area. Oh that ski area is lovely. My kinda living. wherever you finally land, can I crash on your sofa?
  20. Alright then, back up to the slabbage!
  21. [TR] Forbidden - East Ridge 07/15/2020

    I have never been on it but I did assist with a rescue on the lower pitches. SOme guy pulled off a big block and got pretty beat up by the fall and the block. His partner found us in the parking lot, then he went down to call 911. By the time we got to boston basin, a small heli did a recon. We got to the victim and he was delirious, babbling, not bleeding badly but in bad shape. We had just made the victim and the other partner anchor more secure, when a larger heli swooped in and dropped off their climbing ranger Kelly. She took over and another EMT was lowered, connected the fellow and they flew away dangling below. that was wild to watch. We then walked the other partners back down to thier car and then back up to boston basin. man I had good legs back then.
  22. Exit 38/Amazonia/Bobs Area

    Please send email to this melinda.posner@parks.wa.gov. Be nice and ask that the private land be bought and included in a state park system.
  23. Hood South Side TRs

    talking shit on someone's accomplishment thread is a real dick move and better be prepared for talking shit on their talking shit.
  24. [TR] Monte Cristo - Standard 06/22/2020

    All you dads (and moms) who think that their kids "may not be into it" could be very wrong. Kids have a natural tendency to resist whatever parents want. My parent used to drag my sorry ass up hikes in the banff area. But once I was in my 20's and having a hard time, the beauty of the mountains pulled me back and been climbing since. (still think Banff is the center of the universe) Think of this mountain time as seeds that will eventually germinate into something special, maybe not world class alpinists (we don't really want that amount of parental stress anyways) but def better people.
  25. High Ice movie

    Vertical Limit stole a lot of ideas from High Ice