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  1. [TR] Sloan Peak - Corkscrew 11/17/2018

    Love that route. It’s been a season of giving this Autumn. I’ve been surprised by our sunny weekends.
  2. 3 o’clock rock stewards, thank you

    Thanks. Clear creek provides, I just press buttons.
  3. I had a spectacular day up there yesterday. Ive been climbing up here for ten years now and really appreciate the bolt replacement and general maintenance that has been happening. I climbed the Kone yesterday and every bolt was shiny new. Even the majority of bolts on the descent (Gastroblast) look brand-spanking new! Makes me want to finally climb that route. My first route in Darrington was Till abroad Daylight with, then, my future wife and it was a memorable moment early in our relationship. I may have not thought it so enjoyable if I had any idea how sketchy the ancient quarter inchers and button heads were! This route has also been upgraded to modern 3/8 stainless steel hardware btw. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks and hope one day I will make the time to give back a bit more myself.
  4. “Not all who wander are lost.” -J. R. R. Tolkien Nice wandering fellas.
  5. Hey Gene, from the road end it’s roughly 2 miles to the trail then another 10-11 miles of trail. However, if you want to walk it in a day I recommend this beta. the late great Doug Walker helped to put this more direct route in. Expect very steep mostly trailless forest travel but doable in a day with much less mileage
  6. Trip: Three Fingers trail run - Meadow Mtn trail to standard ladder scramble Trip Date: 10/21/2018 Trip Report: As my free time for frolicking amongst the mighty cascades has shrunk over the past few years, my activities too, have changed with it. Trail running has given he the opportunity to tackle mountain objectives in less time. I get to really special places without all the time commitment. The “back in time for lunch” mentality. Although I prefer to soak in ambiance of a glacial cirque, I have developed a deep appreciation for a smash and grab kind of day. 396F23EC-9316-4ED8-8ABF-C3D2EB4A4780.MOV Over the past few years, my running buddies and I have slowly pushed our distances, elevation gain and loss, and comfort with venturing onto more technical trails and into more remote areas. This run was a real test for us and proud to say we pushed our comfort zones and it paid off. The human body’s limits reside in the mind. Lesson learned: don’t trust caltopo’s trail distances. What was supposed to be 20 miles ended up being 26! Combine the awe, love, and uplifting feeling mountain vistas give you with the chemical concoction your body produces during a long, sustained effort and you’ve got the recipe for the best drug on the planet. 12 years here and still so very much in love with our Cascades. Gear Notes: Brooks Cascadia trail shoes, MSR bladder Approach Notes: The road is closed after 8 miles just before it turns west.
  7. Little Big Chief

    Jason, Oly is speaking of the N face of LITTLE summit chief. Different than colon and Dave’s line on main summit chief. In this photo it is the peak and face on the left. Here is a shot of the three summit chief pics from tank lakes. Left is little summit chief face.
  8. Little Big Chief

    Oh yes you do! I’ve been eyeing that face for years now. So tell! [edit: I split the stuff about Little Big Chief into a separate topic from the orginal TR about 3 Queens chucK]
  9. [TR] Mount Chaval - Standard Western Ramp 09/28/2018

    Nice report and photos as always. I found a pair of boots on my descent from Stuart last summer. We took the far couloir instead of the standard and found the boots in a pastiche bag amidst house sized boulders. Weird! Maybe there is someone stashing boots on obscure approaches all over the cascades. Anyone else find boots in the wilderness?
  10. Doink, No shor of the shaft. Certainly a unique feature. By that time of day I was too spent to think of taking more photos.
  11. Sounds like fun! Gotta love the solo trips. Reminds me I am overdue for one. Thanks for the report.
  12. So impressed with the feat of climbing and detailed reporting. So much moderate terrain yet I am sure little felt trivial. You two are a powerhouse. Thanks for sharing.
  13. Well said Rad. Risk used to be a lot easier to roll with these days but the lure is so enticing. As for Fred, I think his lack of injury or death as the backbone of his legendary status.
  14. Hey Lowell, Thanks. Cool bit of Beckey memorabilia. I don’t recall wrapping off of pitons. I thought We rapped off a horn or something. 1985, eh? I wonder what the snow conditions of the gully back then. We were commenting on the obvious evidence of receding “glacier”. It certainly made for some sketchy climbing and I don’t recommend it unless you are maybe climbing it in early June.
  15. Yea, my insurance covered it and they hauled away the heap of metal. Good hands with Allstate. In the end they paid off the vehicle and gave me enough to by roughly the same car with cash so in the end those tweekers got me out of car payments. All is well that ends well. Those tweekers are living a horrid life while I continue to live a charmed life. Perspective and good insurance has helped me through the ordeal.
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