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  1. jja said:

    chucK said:



    I saw many people hiking with

    GIANT HCL.gif packs.

    A guy in plastics 2.


    crazy mushsmile.gif


    I got there relatively early - 7ish, so I caught the gaper show on the way down. It wasn't just the plastics and giant packs some of these folks had, but full alpine regalia complete with helmets, ice axes, and one dude with - I shit you not - wands!!


    .. but hey, if I wasn't such a gaper myself I would have been somewhere other than si.


    yellaf.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gif My calculations included...

    Plastics: 2 (Gotta break them in sometime right?)

    Helmets: 2 (Probably for the Haystack)

    Axes: 10 (Don't wanna slip on the muddy trail!! And besides they look so friggin' cool!!)

    Shovels: 2 (Lets make an igloo!!)

    WANDS: 2!!!!!! (I don't want to get lost... SHEESH!)


    Honestly tho... if you wanted to carry the weight wouldn't be easier to take a bunch of water and then drain it all on the top to save your knees?? I refuse to beleive these people actually think they NEED this gear, but are going for the workout (like me). I'm not a fan of weight... I'd rather go fast and light and go up and down a couple times rather than carrying 50 or 60lbs on my back.

  2. chucK said:

    I've been to Bench Lake a couple of times and Buckindy looks cool from there. We missed the trail to Bench Lake and climbed partway up the spine headed to Misch. There was a faint climbers trail.


    Where does the trail to Bench lake start from? Does it follow the ridgeline? How did the traverse look from Bench Lake over to Buckindy? Thnx for all the help! smile.gif

  3. Mike said:

    We did a Green Mountain to Chaval Traverse, exiting via Bluff Lake. This was a great trip except for side-hilling on the succulent hellebore (very slick) on the first day from Green. The trail from Bluff Lake out to the road is pretty spotty. You don't see very many names in the summit register on Buckindy - the original register is up there from the 1960's.


    What was the climb like on the summit block (class)? What did you take for equipment?

  4. yellaf.gif I've already got plenty secret fly spots, thanks tho! With that said, how is the traverse from Green Mt. over to Buckindy and would it be easier earlier in the season before the snow melts out?

  5. I was surfing around on the internet... looking at Topo maps (the weather has been horrible so cut me some slack!) and I came across Mt. Buckindy in the Glacier Peak area. I have asked around and researched the area a bit and was wondering if anyone here on CC had climbed it or knew anything about it. Its been pretty hard to find any information on the area (which is part of its intrigue). I was thinking about camping down in the basin for a couple days and climbing around there, so any beta would be great! Thnx.



    Dulton confused.gif

  6. Does anybody know any places to go bouldering in Palm Desert (close to Palm Springs, Cali)? And what the snow conditions are like on the higher (10-12K foot peaks) in south cali? Im heading down there for Spring Break with my roomate and want to do some conditioning on the higher elv. peaks in the area and play on some boulders. Any information would be GREATLY appreciated!

  7. JayB said:

    The Xtreem sledder wasn't part of our group, but he seemed like a nice enough guy, so I was glad that he didn't end up skipping down the mountain like a wet bar of soap.



    Xtreem sledding!! Sounds like a new sport to me. Has anyone ever heard of a tobogan descent of Hood or maybe even Rainier?? You think I'm joking don't you! cool.gif

  8. Sorry bout' jumping to conclusions... i was not in the best of moods when i read that, having just returned from 48hrs of no sleep, 12 of which i spent in sub 0 temps and high winds overnight on Hood and opting out of a summit attempt because we were just miserable. So sorry about that blush.gif.

    About the shoes.... we didn't need them after about 9k, and if you stick to the groomed runs you could prolly boot it all the way up (we saw a couple people who booted it all the way up carrying their crampons). Didn't use shoes on the descent because of the inconsistent windspread snow. Hope that helps smile.gif

  9. iain said:

    why because they are postholing when they should have some boards strapped to their feet like those with common sense bwahaha hahaha.gif


    (I like how the green laugh gives a different impression than ol' yeller yellaf.gif)


    Ya thanks, we do have snowshoes, and brought them (like those with common sense) its sad that you can't take a joke... hmmmmmmmmm Maybe you were joking too........ hmmmmmm (thanks for making me feel stupid tho, cant get enough of that)