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    The foot of the Sisters in Sisters.
  1. brown smudge on black butte ???

    Here's another view of the band of trees. I was up on Black Butte yesterday for exercise. The road drives through the band in route to the trailhead. The red needled trees look destined for fire wood, but there are green needles towards the center of the trees. Very strange.
  2. Jefferson Conditions

    Good easy fun climbing w/o snow. (The pinnacle). The summit was rime 9 days ago when I was pokin around Milk Creek. Big difference between the summit being snow or being rime.
  3. brown smudge on black butte ???

    Photo taken from Mt. Washington Feb.1, 2009.
  4. brown smudge on black butte ???

    Seems to be the same situation this time. Jim Anderson wrote a column in the local Sisters Nugget awhile back explaining the frost damage.
  5. Illumination Rock pics...

    Thanks for posting.
  6. name that route!

    Yep, that's up on Iron Mountain. I thought it was called The Thumb but not sure. If any one knows for sure, please post.
  7. name that route!

    Not a hard climb but makes a striking photo.
  8. name that route!

    Yep, you nailed it.
  9. name that route!

    Hint- Somewhere in Oregon.
  10. name that route!

    Corvallis, That wouldn't be up on Mendenhall Ridge somewhere would it?
  11. Mount Hood Conditions

    Esugi, always looking for a reason to get out to climb and shoot again. Good meeting you as well.
  12. Mount Hood Conditions

    Illumination Rock and the shadow of Hood. First light on the Hogs Back. Besides the Bergschrund. Oleg and Esugi down climbing Old Chute. Esugi getting the hell out of the ice fest. Ground Rat solo climbing the Pearly Gates with one tool. Esugi, top of the Hogs Back. Mt. Hood sunset at Trillium Lake Dec. 5, day before the climb.
  13. Elliot Glacier conditions??

    This is what Ivan was talking about, crossing this jumble of ice blocks, up near the upper center of the Elliot. This was a few years back, photos showing Ivan belaying Oleg searching for a passage through Hood's idea of desert towers and arches. [img:left]http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/500/ccc_MG_5611a.jpg[/img] [img:left]http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/500/ccc_MG_5640.jpg[/img]
  14. Keep in mind that the North Sister cruxes are at their easiest this time of year. I would much rather climb the North in Sept. than May or June if I am going for speed. When filled with ice early on, the Bowling Alley is another story. the flip side being the early attempt, when the S.S. North Ridge is covered with snow, one would eliminate the climb up South on scree. I would think the fasest and easiest Traverse would be in the Fall when crampons and ice axe could be left behind.
  15. Gnarl Fire

    yeah, we'll see a lot of the high Cascades reborn with fire in our life time. I'm hoping the historical structures survived.