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Everything posted by Kitergal

  1. Dave?? From Bonney lake Dave?? Fancy running into you here! Found a place near home for us to scout! Let me know when your all healed and ready to rumble!! -Marie
  2. Climbing above Camp Sheppard?

    Soooo......what happened?? I just discovered this area today and I am intrigued..... Who wants to scope it with me?
  3. New Guy Here

    oh...BFE can be far and wide...but I hail from the south end of this state...south east-ish...hence the reference to frequenting exit 34/38 and the tieton/vantage areas.... but I'm sure if you've been around a bit...our goats have crossed paths once or twice...
  4. New Guy Here

    OMFG...Shapp- I love you and I don't even know your name!! Swear that sounds like some old country song. Zac- Depending on the area you're in...I'm always up for after work/weeknight evening exit 34/38 climbs and weekend Tieton/Vantage climbs...(or others..that's just where I typically play).... PM me if your near any of those areas. And yes, the partner section works well...most times....
  5. Hi Tobin, I hit stoney's in Bellevue during the evenings, typically around 4:30-5pm a couple days a week...Pm me if you wanna meet there! -Marie
  6. Yeah, Friday-Saturday. I know. But... it's what I got. I fly to DC every Sunday, and come home late every Thursday night..so Friday, Sat is really what I have. Been hitting the rock gym here in DC (yeah, gym... boo). Been hiking every weekend with my girlfriends, but ready to get back into the big stuff... it's been a few years..but I have all the gear. PM Me if Friday/Saturdays work. Down for anything, hiking, slogging up glaciers, rock climbing.... never tried ice climbing... but sure... If you teach I'll give it a go!
  7. Hey all, it's been awhile but I used to be fairly regular here! Anyways, looking for someone that can play/hike/climb/get outdoors on Friday and Saturdays here in the Seattle area....and/or...wait for it....join me In the gym (Sportsrock to be specific) In WA DC on Tues or Wednesday evenings. yes...I do the coast to coast commute weekly...which is why I literally have Friday and Saturdays here....PM me if you can play!
  8. So I ask....WWYD??

    Weather outlook...not awesome. I have permits for St.Helens on Sunday. I have husband, best friend, and best friends 17 year old son coming with me to celebrate my birthday. They all have ice axes, crampons and very little knowledge how to use them. Do we stick with St. Helens on Sunday, or do we change it up to possibly chase the sun, and head up to Muir on Saturday instead. My buddy's are in shape hikers....not technical climbers by any means.... The weathers supposed to be nicer Saturday than Sunday. We have permits for Sunday on St. Helens. It's my birthday weekend so I just want to get out somewhere and enjoy the view!! So...what would you do?
  9. So I ask....WWYD??

    Took your advice and went tromping around chinook pass, ended up reaching the summit of three different peaks, taught everyone how to use their ice axes, ton of fun glissades and sun burns all around! It was a great birthday!
  10. So I ask....WWYD??

    Or move to a less soggy state....grrr...ok at this point I'm open to any suggestions....anything on the east side that may be a nice hike/ birthday adventure?
  11. Heading up there this weekend for my birthday and bringing some rather inexperienced friends with me.....hey....it's my birthday, and I wanted to spend it climbing....I figured this is as close to getting them on a real mountain as I would get! Anyways, crampons? Ice axe? Snow shoes? Skis? Hiking boots? Glacier boots? What's it like up there this time of year? How much crap am I gonna need to let them borrow & rent from REI?? Anyone been up there recently??
  12. Any recent beta on st.helens?

    And yes....I got us all permits....just because they don't know what their doing....I kinda have a clue!
  13. Hey all, long timer here...disappeared for a bit, but I am back. Looking for a partner for this weekend and beyond. (Sorry boys, I'm happily married, so lets just take that off the table right now). . Sunday? Tieton? Vantage? Looking for someone who can confidently lead 5.7-5.9 pitches & willing to top rope me, and coach me to the next level. I have reliable car, gear (rope, carabiners, quick-draws, helmets, shoes, extras of everything, etc), knowledge (though rusty), experience (from 5+ years ago....), guide books for most locations, great sandwich and lunch making skills. Just need you to lead and coach until I get my legs & confidence back! Then I might give the whole leading thing a try. PM me if your game for Sunday, or any other weekend. After work - when I'm home I can bail around 2 or 3 most days. But I travel about 80% of the time, but we can figure that out later!
  14. Glacier National Park

    I'm heading there in a few weeks for a biz trip & making a 4 day weekend out of it....how hard is it to get back country camping permits? Any hikes that are a must do if we don't score a permit? I'm pretty excited but don't have much knowledge of the park, other than the last time we hit it was a weekend in August and every camp ground and parking lot was closed do to maximum capacity.
  15. Trip: Bright Angel Trail - Grand Canyon S Rim - Phantom Ranch to the rim Date: 4/27/2013 Trip Report: After a 7 day raft trip, hubby and I stayed the night at Phantom Ranch & hiked out in the AM. The guides, rangers, and books all kept saying 7-9 hours out....so we were expecting an epic journey. Unfortunately, we did the 9.9 miles, 5k in elevation gain in 4.5 hours. The scenery was great, but the beer at the top was better. After 7 days on the river, we were both pretty stoked for real meals, showers and beds! It starts out fairly easy, and then it hits...omg, we're going downhill....this can't be good! I'm pretty sure the 5k elevation gain is actually in 6 or 7 miles, not the 9.9 they claim. A whole lot of meandering up and down at the beginning. All in all a fabulous hike out from an amazing trip down the canyon. And it proved to me that the insanity/p90x mix that I've been doing for the last year not only makes me look fit...but I am truly fit! Excited for St.Helens for my birthday weekend in June! And ready for more hikes/climbs as I find more people to partner with! Hubby, not so into it....thought he was going to kill me on the hike out of the canyon....st. Helens...if it wasn't for my bday...he'd bail! Gear Notes: All our river gear was carried out by mules! All we carried was a water bottle, 5 hour energy, and snacks. Plenty of places to refill the water bottles on the way up.
  16. Lived in this area my whole life! Let me know when/where you wanna go! Into pretty much anything outdoors so let's go! It'll be nice to have a local crew out here!!
  17. Please post a TR re St Helens! I'm heading up there next weekend, so any condition updates, gear recommendations (crampons vs snowshoes vs skis) would be super helpful!! Thanks!
  18. New to area, looking for partners

    Include me as optional once you make plans! I'd love to get back out there! Doing St Helens next weekend, looking for a partner for this Sunday, and any other weekend out there! Thanks! -M
  19. Trip: Mail Box Peak - Up Date: 11/18/2012 Trip Report: First hike in years.....and I survived! Thank you p90x!! It was wet, but not miserable, and the boulder field had at least a foot of snow....and it was still dumping snow, sideways! Did I mention the wind was cranking up there as well? Yeah, pretty decent hike. Right knee KILLED on the decent....outside, right knee....felt like getting stabbed by knife. Anyone know what that's about? Survived....hot tub at home was amazing! Would love to post pics, but still haven't figured out how!
  20. Pretty much new, used half a dozen times....166 freeride, too big for me! Want to get a smaller board! $600.00. All hardware included, you just need to supply the bindings of your choice. Send me your email & I'll send ya pics. (Unless I figure out how to post them here)
  21. Hello all! It's been many years since I posted on the site or climbed a steep hill! But I'm back! And it's time to start hiking/backpacking and hitting the Bellevue stone gardens. Like today for example, husband has to work, so I'm gonna go hit mailbox peak and maybe stone gardens this evening. Anyone wanna join me? Hoping to hit the big hills again this spring. If ya wanna join me, send me a message! And yes, I know maybe this should have been in 'partners' but I really am looking more for 'fitness' buddies at this stage! Thanks!
  22. Omfg! This is too damn funny! Thanks for sharing....I want on the invite list next year!
  23. Bad First Dates

    It's friday...we're bored so my department (all females) and I are sitting around and discussing our WORSE first dates. I'm sure some of you have some GREAT stories!! Here's ONE of my many.... dude asks me out for dinner, but not what sort of food I like. no biggie..I'm not picky and will eat anything. We go to the resteraunt of his choice, (plan to meet there) he shows up 10 minutes late. (typically I only give people 8 minutes then I take off, but he was freak'in hott so I waited longer). We go inside, he sits down, doesn't offer to push my chair in, no choice on where to sit, just points and has me sit. I'm like...ok...no manners..that's trainable. We then order, I wanted the sundried tomato pasta...nope. He ordered for me. Without ASKING! I got some chicken pesto thing. which he then helps me eat...even though I didn't actually ask for his help. I go use the restroom and give my girlfriend the out call...for you men who don't know what the out call is, its when you call a friend from the bathroom and ask them to call you back in 5 minutes with a crisis that I have to go save, car broke down, date ditched her, you know..something. I go back to my seat and he had the wait staff clear my plate. I was like..hmm..where'd my plate go...I wasn't done?!? He said but your thin...and I like you that way, so I didn't think you needed to eat anymore! I'm like WTF!! wowser. He then proceeds to bluntly state...I'm an aethiest...your not some bible thumping chick are you? I was like..wow. bold. THEN THE BILL COMES!! As my friend calls. I answer my phone, play the Oh my gosh, I'll be righ there to save you role. Tell the guy I had to go...and he, SLIDES THE BILL TO ME and say's "hey, you wouldn't mind picking this up would you?" I was like...umm...yeah, no problem. So I pay the bill and get ready to leave and he asks me if he can kiss me! OMFG! I'm like...no. I don't kiss on the first date. YIKES! I know theres better (well worse) stories out there! let's hear them!!
  24. Voile Hardwires? Any good?

    I have a voile split board, have used it for 4 years now...and nothing's ever broken...it's easy to switch from ski to board mode, etc. It may not be the exact same set up you're looking into....but I'm VERY happy with mine!