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Rad last won the day on December 4 2020

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  1. Nice! Looks like you might get your wish, with sunshine to boot. https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Snoqualmie-Mountain/forecasts/1914
  2. Need a new camera

    Thanks so much!!!
  3. Need a new camera

    Thanks. I have a go-pro that I use for snorkeling and snowboarding, but I rarely use it for much else and don't think it'll come close any of the cameras in this thread for normal photos. This fish eye lens further drives it into a narrow niche. I don't need dust- or water-PROOF. Just rugged enough to not die if I hike/climb/schwack with it in my pocket. How do you plan to carry the RX100? Case or pocket?
  4. Need a new camera

    I've been following this thread and appreciate the inputs. My mantra has always been that the best camera is the one in your hand when the right moment arrives. A fancy, large camera that gets left at home or basecamp isn't going to be of much use to me for climbing and outdoor activities. I want the best performance possible from something that will still fit in my pocket and is relatively rugged - I want it to be OK if dropped occasionally, resist dust and moisture well enough to not need to be coddled in its own case all the time, has decent battery life in cold/chilly conditions. I have had the Lumix100, but eventually dust got into the housing and caused problems w the lens motor. This was fixed by the mfr but problems returned. It's basically toast at this point, but I did get a number of good years out of it. Thoughts? Thx
  5. Can you identify this mountain?

    My guess is a staged photo op on a guided heli-ski outing in the Selkirks. Three ski tracks in the background (guide + 2 clients), no up track. I agree w Gene's assessment of the two clients being short-roped in the foreground. Looks like they walked 100 feet to that pinnacle and came back again - tracks don't seem to go futher. Note the ski pole rather than iceax in the hand of the second person. Seems a little odd for a random ridge highpoint that's clearly lower than where the photo was taken. Soooo, my prediction is that the helicopter is on the summit where the photo was taken and these rich clients are about to ride down some tasty pow. It's a rough life.
  6. Great shot of that Golden Eagle! Hopefully their numbers will increase.
  7. Thanks so much for posting. Such an awesome adventure!
  8. I liked a lot of things about the organization and supported them through purchases when I could. Hedge funds just want to strip costs, temporarily drive up value, and flip the asset for a profit, so hopefully the company will come out the other side and be re-born.
  9. Saw that. Messed up. Hope they catch the person(s).
  10. review Footwear in the Cascades

    Wow, that's quite a comprehensive tome. Thanks for sharing your expertise. I feel I'm always learning and am happy to hear what works for other people. I had to laugh at the pic of Steve fording a river with his shoes around his neck and the caption: "Breathable trail runners allowed Steve’s shoes to dry quickly after this ford." Yeah, they dried fast because they never got wet in the first place!
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  12. Martens are much larger than squirrels. Maybe 20-24 inches in length, 10 inches at the shoulder. Sort of like a mini fox. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_marten If you saw something that looked rather similar but was smaller than a typical gray squirrel it may have been a red squirrel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_red_squirrel
  13. @Alisse that sure is cute. Looks like he was hoping for you to hand over some Pringles or Doritos.
  14. You're on a roll. Even a partial southern Picket traverse - say West Mac to Inspiration to Degenhart - would be spectacular.
  15. Sounds great. Other amazing adventures await you out there if you have a taste for Pickets suffering. Enjoy!