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  1. Glacier Peak Access Washout ?!

    It's gotta be even harder now to get to the summit of Glacier Peak with all the 2006 road / trail damage added to the 2003 road / trail damage. I'm thinking about trying the Cool glacier route - from Buck Creek Pass drop into the Upper Suiattle River valley, up Streamline Ridge between the Cool and Chocolate glaciers, onto the Cool glacier, ascending traverse to Disappointment Rock, then up the S ridge to the summit. Any info out there on this approach / route, like: - What type of crevasse difficulties are we likely to find on the Cool glacier above 8000 ft? - What type of brush bash should we expect on Streamline Ridge? - What type of terrain / vegetation would we encounter off trail in the upper Suiattle River area to get to and across the Honeycomb glacier? - What type of crevasses would we encounter on the Honeycomb glacier? - anyone ever descended the Lightning Creek valley? (Note - this post moved from Climbers forum to this forum.)
  2. Glacier Peak from the east

    Z-Man - Thanks for the info.
  3. Glacier Peak from the east

    I'm looking for info on the Cool / Chocolate glacier route up Glacier Peak. Route is from the Upper Suiattle River valley, up Streamline Ridge that divides the two glaciers, onto the Cool glacier at the top of the "cleaver" and an ascending traverse up the Cool glacier to Disappointment Rock, then up the S ridge to the summit. Any info is welcome, specifically: - What type of crevasse difficulties are we likely to find on the Cool glacier above 8000 ft? - What type of brush bash should we expect on Streamline Ridge? - What type of terrain / vegetation would we encounter on a route to the head of the Suiattle River and across the Honeycomb glacier? - What type of crevasses would we encounter on the Honeycomb glacier? - anyone ever descended the Lightning Creek valley?
  4. Ptarmigan Traverse

    Kind of reminds me of... A friend of mine in a hardware store in Enumclaw. New Enumclaw resident comes in to the hardware store asking the 'good ole boys' about how to not fall off his roof while cleaning the gutters. My 'good ole boy' friend steps in to tell him the first thing is to buy a rope. Get a good stout one. Then learn how to tie a good knot - one that won't come loose. Then tie one end of the rope to the chimney and the other end around your neck. You're much less likely to fall off that way ... Thanks for the read on the terrain hazards. The only feedback I've received on the route so far is from those who have done it - 20 years ago. So I was wondering if the snow meltout in recent years had made those crevasses go away or ???
  5. Olympic Mountain Pictures

    Wow! Ultra-nice. Tweezer - good eye - these look like aerials to me too.
  6. Ptarmigan Traverse

    A buddy of mine is talking seriously about the Ptarmigan Traverse this summer (August). Our little backpacking group does not have crevasse rescue training. Is he talking suicide or hair raising adventure?
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