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  1. Mountain plane crashes in Google Maps

    I ran across a small plane crash on Snoqualmie mountain a few years ago. Couldn't find it on any maps. We were about 800ft below the summit and cut across to climb lundin. It was somewhere on Snoqualmie south side.
  2. Free Kids snowboard boots\binding

    I have a pair of Kids 22.5 (size 4) and 23.5 (size 5) snowboard boots\bindings. I bought them at REI in basement (used Rental)a couple of years ago. They have a little of the wet smell to them. Free to whoever wants them. You can also remove the plate form the bottom of the boots and use them just as winter boots if you want. Might be a little overkill\heavy. PM if intersted. May be at the Rope-Up this weekend. Chris
  3. Happy Halloween

    Happy Birthday Chelle!
  4. Sad news coming

    I am sadden by the news. I knew Mizuki for a couple of years. Never climbed together but ran into each other many times on the trail, VW or at a mountaineers event. She helped instuct at a couple of field trip I led and was very dependable. I can still hear her asking questions for her first Denali attempt (and summit) in 2004. My condolences to both families.
  5. High Rez Yosemite Photos

    Those are some good photos. In the zoom picture of Half Dome, you can see climbers on Washington Column just above the Kor roof.
  6. cameras

    Lithium batteries have an operating temp down to -40. Much better then the 72 of alkaline. The lithium are lighter and will usually last longer in electronic devices. I used an olympus camera on denali with no issues. I think as long as the batteries are good, the camera will work well.
  7. Man sues Feds for not stopping him from being dumb

    Even if they put up a sign, he didn't have a flashlight to read it. I second the motion to push him back over the cliff.
  8. Coquihalla highway

    Heading up to Jasper BC this weekend and wondering if there are any good areas along the highway to pull over and throw down some sleeping bags. Preferbably not soo close to the highway and clear of trees. Planning on watching the meteor shower with the family. Thanks Chris
  9. Potter Climbs Delicate Arch

    I know we got permits for filming in Denali NP for a Non Profit organizaion. It was easy and I think they even waived the fee since we were non-profit. Basically they want to know what\where you are doing your filming. If you will have one camera set up in el cap meadows vs a full movie production that may require blocking traffic or other NP employees. Then they can require you pay more for extra resources.
  10. Potter Climbs Delicate Arch

    How about prosecution for filming in a nation park without a permit. I'm assuming he didn't have one because if they put down "climbing Delicate Arch", it may have been flagged and denied. It could fall under Breaking News, but probably not filmed by a news crew. From Arches NP Site Permits are not generally required for: Visitors engaged in filming/photography intended for their personal use and enjoyment The filming of a breaking news event by news crews Filming conducted pursuant to a cooperative agreement or contract with the National Park Service A request for a filming or photography permit may be denied if: The requested activity represents a potential for an adverse impact on the parks natural, cultural, wilderness or recreational resources or the visitor experience, or poses health or safety risks The requirements for supervising the project exceed the staffing capacity of the affected park The applicant fails to obtain insurance/bonding, or to agree to pay assessed cost recovery The request includes entry into areas closed to the visiting public or activities not permitted to the average park visitor
  11. Just a friendly heads up. The everett mountaineers will be in the Icicle this weekend. We will be at Roto Wall, Baney's Rubble, Bruce's Boulder and Lower Clamshell (just below clamshell, not in the book). If you were planning on climbing at one of this locations, ask the leader and we will try to accomodate you.
  12. Mountaineers in Leavenworth - April 22 & 23

    I didn't see that one, guess they had 2 signs. The mountaineering class didn't need signs, we knew which obvious roadside crag to go up. The sign at eight mile CG was the scrables class. We camped at the other unlabled super secret group site.
  13. Mountaineers in Leavenworth - April 22 & 23

    Fooled you. That is the decoy sign. We were at a different location. That sign is for the scrambling class. I don't have anything fancy like that or even a paper plate to attach to the sign. Everyone had a route description to the campground. If they couldn't follow it, maybe mountaineering isn't for them
  14. Mountaineers in Leavenworth - April 22 & 23

    Not sure if it was a mountaineers group or not but on Friday I scored a yellow TCU, new oval biner and medium nut on the first pitch of Saber. All new and shiny. There was another nut but couldn't dig that one out. Thanks!
  15. Photo Contest: photoshopping images

    I think that any adjustments that you can do with film and a darkroom would be ok. Contrast, black and white and cropping. If you are adding or removing anything (except cropping) then you are altering the image. Then it is not the same picture you took. Part of photography is timing and waiting for that shot. The one I have not made a decision is merging shots together into a panorama type picture. I have a couple of shots from alaska that would make good scenery shots.
  16. This weekend

    How about crawl back into the ocean that you came from?
  17. midafternoon joke break

    I went into the gas station this morning and asked for five dollars worth of gas. The clerk farted and gave me a receipt.
  18. That is below minimum wage in wash. If I fremember right, Min wage is $7.35 an hour (7.35*40 hours a week)*4 weeks = $1176. For salary reviews, I was told to look at monster.com (Salary Review) and salaryreview.com. If this is for divorce\child support. Old pay stubs or Tax records can be used for income verification. My GF went through all of this and in doing so, I learned a lot. She also got a LOT of legal advice from the legal forums on craigslist.com. Actually talked to lawerys that gave her info she wouldn't have been able to find out by herself. Chris
  19. I think the hike took us 3-4 hours and something like 5 miles. The first 3-4 miles is pretty flat till you get to a lake and then got steeper. I think the trail tops out at 10 or 11k. It's pretty high up there. We had just come off the grand teton (13K) so we were used to the altitude. I think there were a bunch of routes that were around 5.6 but I don't remember anything around 5.2. I don't have the guide book in front of me so can't be sure. I think the eastiest on Pingora was 5.6. If you do East ridge of wolfs head, be aware that if you pitch it out from top of the ramp, it's something like 12 pitches. We were under the impression that it would only be 4-5 pitches. It ended up taking us 12 hours round trip. We talked to other parties and they didn't think it would take so long either. One party got down at midnight. Here are some picture from my trip http://www.shakingleg.com/Climbing/US/Wyoming/Wyoming.htm
  20. Bad Joke Time!

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington, and they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give them all a cow. CONSTITUTION They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we>just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore. TEN COMMANDMENTS The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a Courthouse? You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery", and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians! It creates a hostile work environment!
  21. Jokes to offend everyone

    What do you call two Mexicans playing basketball? Juan on Juan What is a Yankee? The same as a quickie, but a guy can do it alone. What is the difference between a Harley and a Hoover ? The position of the dirt bag Why is divorce so expensive? Because it's worth it. What do you see when the Pillsbury Dough Boy bends over? Doughnuts? Why is air a lot like s*x? Because it's no big deal unless you're not getting any What do you call a smart blonde? A golden retriever. What do attorneys use for birth control? Their personalities. What's the difference between a girlfriend and wife? 45 lbs What's the difference between a boyfriend and husband? 45 minutes What's the fastest way to a man's heart? Through his chest with a sharp knife. Why do men want to marry virgins? They can't stand criticism. Why is it so hard for women to find men that are sensitive, caring, and good-looking? Because those men already have boyfriends. What's the difference between a new husband and a new dog? After a year, the dog is still excited to see you What makes men chase women they have no intention of marrying? The same urge that makes dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving. Why don't bunnies make noise when they have s*x? Because they have cotton balls. What's the difference between a porcupine and BMW? A porcupine has the pricks on the outside. What did the blonde say when she found out she was pregnant? "Are you sure it's mine?" Why does Mike Tyson cry during s*x? Mace will do that to you. Why did OJ Simpson want to move to West Virginia ? Everyone has the same DNA. Why do men find it difficult to make eye contact? Breasts don't have eyes. Did you hear about the dyslexic Rabbi? He walks around saying "Yo." Why do drivers' education classes in Redneck schools use the car only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays? Because on Tuesday and Thursday, the S*x Ed class uses it. Where does an Irish family go on vacation? A different bar. Did you hear about the Chinese couple that had a retarded baby? They named him "Sum Ting Wong What would you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other? A speech impediment. What does it mean when the flag at the Post Office is flying at half-mast? They're hiring. What's the difference between a southern zoo and a northern zoo? A southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage along with... "a recipe". How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word? Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell *BINGO*! What's the difference between a northern fairytale and a southern fairytale? A northern fairytale begins "Once upon a time..." A southern fairytale begins "Y'all ain't gonna believe this sh*t..." Why is there no Disneyland in China ? No one's tall enough to go on the good rides
  22. What's Your Value?

    make sure you ask about your climbing gear. I think the renters insurance that I had would cover up to $1000 of sporting goods. For a few dollars more they would up the value.
  23. 1977 Yosemite Plane Crash

    I'm pretty sure it was mentioned in "camp 4" and Lynn Hills book. I'm guessing you already knew that, but thought I would post it.
  24. One more to go--go Annabelle

    From the really crappy picture on her site, it seems like she has a red down coat. Shouldn't be too many of them Something like 73 climbers on the mountain right now.
  25. One more to go--go Annabelle

    I'll snap a picture of her on the way down and we can see if she is really looks that way while climbing. I leave tomorrow morning.