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JBo6

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About JBo6

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  • Birthday 07/22/1988

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  1. Washington Pass conditions report

    Thanks Jon.
  2. Holy shit. CC.com has a photo viewer now! Whoever added that nice work!
  3. Grant Money to police climbers+

    Great, more conspiracy BS. Also included in your list were grants focused on other parts of the wilderness area, 250K for trail maintenance, 150K for campground maintenance, 100K for mountain bike trails. Maybe the headline should have been "Grant money to build trails and reduce human impacts" or maybe that wouldn't have the same ring to it.
  4. Looks like a great family adventure. Congrats.
  5. Mt Adams for first AT trip

    As usual it depends. If the south side is super firm then skinning up to Pikers can be challenging, let alone without practice with skinning technique. I'd say you'd be much better served with some practice before. Many AT boots/bindings can be difficult to figure out without experience with them, plus the potential issues of poorly maintained rental gear and boots that do not fit well. All in all I don't think I'd recommend it. Adams in a day is pretty big day for a lot of people(myself included) and if you guys are planning on breaking it up with a night at the Lunch Counter then you're committed to carrying up and over to the SW chutes. Skiing with a large overnight pack is also a lot different than at the resort with no pack or a tiny day pack.
  6. free FREE: Alpinist magazines 14-28

    I'd take them if you're willing to ship them. I'll shoot you a message.
  7. I may have been one of the bikers that passed you. Did the loop on Sunday. What a cool area and your photos do it justice!
  8. ONe of a kind guy. I was lucky enough to fly with him for 3-4 years when I worked for the NPS. He truly had an amazing amount of knowledge and life experiences.
  9. (got): Sony RX100 or similar point-and-shoot

    What did you end up paying for it? Those are super cool and I've been intrigued by them for a while.
  10. How was the temperature on Saturday night? Myself and some friends rode mountain bikes up to the pass and back to the TH Saturday evening and it seemed pretty chilly when we hopped into the car. It looked like a decent amount of people camping up there that night.
  11. Graybeard Nordwand, early winter.... this winter.

    I'm in Winthrop, shoot me a PM with your email address and feel free to pester me for a conditions update in later Novemeber. I'm a skier, not a climber so all I'll really be able to tell you is snow amounts and temps. Usually WSDOT is looking for 2-3 feet of snow in the avalanche paths that threaten the road to close it. Good resources would be the NWAC weather station at WA Pass if it's working and also sign up for the WSDOT North Cascades emails. They usually do a good job of sending out status reports on what's happening up there. edit: Alternatively if there is enough snow you might be able to snag a snowmobile tow up with me or others.
  12. Sent PM. Don't have the pack, but I could take a look for it.
  13. Silver Star high route - Varden creek?

    Sounds like 20 is now unmaintained past Early Winters. Hope you got your ski in.
  14. Silver Star high route - Varden creek?

    DOT has been plowing to Silver Star this winter so the standard approach would not require road skinning or a snow machine.
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