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Everything posted by mattyg

  1. Best Snow Anchors fer Tents

    What are the best, lightest weight snow anchors available? Sure you can use your ice axe & ski poles, pickets etc - but what about after you leave in the morning? I know Bibler used to sell these fabric patches that looked promising but I don't see them on the website anymore. Any alternatives? Looking for super light weight here.
  2. Thursday 5/11/06 while on my way down the trail, I lost my favorite hat. Please if found please PM me. A lovely thank you card and a treat will be sent to the finder. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!!!!
  3. beta on snow conditions

    I was up last weekend and while I had snowshoes with me I only used them for the first mile or so up. They are helpful, but not required.
  4. OK, I know this has been covered in the past but I'm in the market now so. . .what are some units to look into? I'm specifically interested in light weight & full featured. Anything to avoid? Thanks.
  5. Ingraham Glacier Direct

    Thinking about doing this route in April. When does the icefall usually melt out? I've been up to Ingraham Flats several times but it was always in July or later and the Ingraham glacier was always an un-navigable mess. If we go in april are skis/snowshoes a must? I searched but couldn't find anything. Thanks,
  6. Best GPS for Mountaineering?

    Anyone on here use the Garmin Foretrex 101? How is usability when it's cold out?
  7. Best GPS for Mountaineering?

    Check this thread. It's not the MOST up to date, but it has some decent info. Yup, saw that one. Fishing for that new info that might be out there.
  8. Women's ArcTeryx Alpha SL Jkt, Size M

    Is this still available? PM sent.
  9. AT - what's a decent setup?

    I know there must be some info out there on back country skiing that I'm missing. I'd like to get into it but don't know where to start. Primarily I'd probably be using them as approach skis but would also like to ski for pleasure. Can someone give me the rundown of the different types of setups?
  10. WTB - Softshell Jacket

    Interested in buying a softshell jacket. Large in size. Good to excellent condition. PM me with pics & details. Seattle area. Thanks, Matt
  11. WTB - Softshell Jacket

    Looking for Size L
  12. Right ankle/foot pain

    I sprained my ankle pretty badly about 7 years ago. It took awhile but at one point I was fully healed, with it only hurting mildly on long runs. I recently ran a marathon and I believe I've re-sprained it. My ankle hurts when I massage it in the same spot that it hurt previously. Also the muscles (I believe they are the peronials?) that run down the sides of my legs towards the ankle are sore and tight a lot of the time. My foot seems to be cocked at an outward angle and I feel like I'm developing a bunion on the lateral forward side of my foot. It's really irritating, and it makes my foot feel "unstable". What can I do to alleviate these symptoms? Glucosamine? Isolated stretching? Massage therapy? I'm going to the doctor on Wednesday.
  13. Right ankle/foot pain

    I'm wondering what exactly is entailed in foot adjusting & muscle striping I guess.
  14. Right ankle/foot pain

    Can you explain your last sentance in a little more detail?
  15. I did a cursory search and didn't find anything. Can someone give me the rundown on milages from where they gate Hwy 20 to the pass, pretty please. Who's gone up there in the winter? Any tips or tidbits of info to share? How long did it take you and what did you accomplish on your trip. Thanks for the info.
  16. That's awesome (the catolog part, not the shrapnel part), I wish you a speedy recovery. Looking forward to those pics.
  17. Winter Siliness

    I have long wanted to make the trek over to Washington Pass in the winter but I've got no advice for ya. Let us know how it goes.
  18. Arc teryx outlet

    Is this info still accurate as of 11/05?
  19. Bibler repair

    OK, so I did it. Put a pole thru the floor of my Eldo - the rip is pretty small. What's the repair procedure folks?
  20. With the not so great forecast, what are you planning fer the two days? I was hoping to climb Shuksan, but the North Cascades look like their going to get some precipitation. Any other recommendations?
  21. Bibler repair

    Yah, that's what I'll do, duct tape it for the weekend & send it in next week. Thanks for the offer NOLSe
  22. Bibler repair

    Looks like rainy pass takes 5 business days for local customers or repair +50% for expedited orders. So if I wanted it for this weekend it would probably cost about $40. Any other suggestions?
  23. Bibler repair

    How long does rainy repair take? I was actually hoping to use it this weekend.
  24. Shuksan Conditions

    Thinking about heading up the White Salmon route this weekend. Anyone been up in that area lately? Any beta to share or condition reports? Thanks.
  25. All day shoes

    I broke my pair in by putting them on, getting them wet and then wearing them until they were dry. My feet looked jaundiced for a week!