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  1. Buckhorn Lake

    I saw that! Stone Henge?
  2. Buckhorn Lake

    There is no glacier feeding that lake. Its just western facing snow fields above. So I guess it makes sense because it being the driest year on record.
  3. Buckhorn Lake

    Not sure what the story is with this lake, but it sure fluctuates a lot! I was there in the late 90s and camped out to it, a beautiful blue lake right below Mt Buckhorn. It must have been earlier in spring, because the lake was full. This past weekend, at the end of summer, it is shrunk to a little pond. I think it must fill up and then empty by the end of each summer...even the google map imagery shows it full: My photo from the late 90s...must have been late spring: (I loved that tent! I think it was a Northface Arrowhead. I wore it out.) Yesterday: I assume this is normal/it has been like this? Also weird: this site describes it as a "glacial fed lake". http://www.protrails.com/trail/659/olympic-national-park-buckhorn-lake What glacier?
  4. question Best approach shoes

    You guys were right. The TX4s are the best. They had the most fun. But also just kinda of the perfect balance of lightness, grip, fit, and support/cushion for my feet. Put 19 miles on mine yesterday and my feet were happy at the end of the day. Kinda of reminds of if Mythos were a hiking shoe. I'm actually considering buying another pair to stash because every time I find a shoe that works it seems like the next year they change things up a bunch and make it worse.
  5. Chouinard gives away Patagonia

    Which depending out your political point of view and your trust of those in power politically to spend that money in a wise and fair way is pretty smart (or not, again depending on your politics).
  6. Yeah I’m guilty too and my excuses were pretty lame. Yeah its better in the spring.. The views from the eastern Olympics were no better today… but Kiba got another summit. You know, he could do this one. I’ll have to put it on his list. I ended bagging on section J because of the fire and we hiked up Buckhorn via the Tubal Cain today. 19 miles but that section of trail once you get past the mine up to Buckhorn pass is belíssimo. Then into the clouds from there.
  7. That is the cleanest summit registry I've ever seen...or at least the driest.
  8. Mont Blanc hut destroyed

    https://snowbrains.com/mont-blanc-mountain-hut-in-italy-crashes-from-its-altitude-of-12057-feet/ dang!
  9. Well could have also been a camel.
  10. I don't think I've been to that one! I will get over there. Schmitz Preserve and Mee Kwa Mooks, both which are close by to me have them. Once or twice a year you hear of them "attacking" someone, probably because that person has a hairdo that looks like a tasty rodent or something.
  11. Slow down man, leave some of the climbing to the rest of us! That is a cool shot of that bird. The weird bird experience I have had this summer is hearing owls hoot on pretty much every trip I've taken this summer. Usually late at night, right before I go to sleep. And, after wishing I had an owl living in the trees on my tiny piece of land here in the city (West Seattle), I actually have been hearing them this summer while laying in bed at night! Its a barred owl. I should buy one of @Uncle_Tricky 's owl houses for it. But every night, even heard one up at Goat Lake in the Olys, which was strange because I didn't think they would go that high. My last was just there at the Mineral Creek trailhead when I laid in the tent next to my truck. Maybe I'm just going crazy though, idk.
  12. The real question is whether Sasquatch is an inter-dimensional traveling super intelligent alien, or is he just another shy earthbound critter?
  13. Two for one! Thanks both of you, I want to get back in here too now.
  14. “My successes have largely been built off an ability to separate the negativity of my dumb brain from the mechanical motions of moving upwards.“ you are not the only one.
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