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  1. Is the Tilly Jane locking thing a recent development? Kind of a bummer, made for a nice break spot when going to the N Side.
  2. Wow if you just added in a part about going up one gully too early and having to rap down a few hundred feet whilst leaving behind an expensive ice screw this would be identical to my experience on Reid. Scary to say the least! The randomness of the falling ice is too spooky for me.
  3. Sanchez

    PNW in October

    I have a recommedation: get a job hippy!! : ) I think you will have no problem finding what you are looking for. October will be pretty quiet as all the kiddies are back in school. And Rainier NP allows dogs in many areas too FYI. I would say buy a book on PNW backpacking trips, there are endless trips that fit your description. Keep living the dream dude!
  4. The real question: did you have to eat your brother in order to survive? Or did you get a protein shake at the snack bar? : )
  5. Nice! See any recent ski tracks on the way down or is it too far gone and sun-cupped for such activities?
  6. Well yeah on the S Side every rock and bump has a name, but on the more "rare" sides of the Mt I guess things are a little more raw. I like it that way...
  7. No avy danger, high rockfall danger, steep, possibly icy, sketchy, huge bergschrunds, zero chance of getting anything resembling a good ski turn above the palmer lift, no permits needed, sign the register. From late July through December this climb is what we lovingly refer to as a fu$%ing mess and it should be avoided at all costs. Go hike Adams, South sister, anything else. Hood in later summer is not a good plan. Try again in May. And you always do a night mission on hood unless it's the dead of winter and the conditions permit a daytime assault.
  8. Congrats! That mountain scares me...
  9. F**K those waterbars!!! Holy crap I nailed one of those going 25mph this weekend that was hiding neatly in the shadow of a tree. Really did a number on my sweet astro van. I'm just glad I didn't shred the oil pan or differential. Grrrrr...
  10. "the Elliot glacier headwall" I've never been sure of the exact definition of Elliot GHW, I though that was the fall line from cooper spur. From the top of snowdome, facing up on your left there was a ~200 foot section of loose brownies with a brown snow field below it and a set of boot tracks going right through it. I couldn't believe it... and right on cue a dumptruck full of rocks crumbled off it while we were sitting there eating breakfast. Someone had some balls. We liked your track ALOT better, but you're right that way is going to be shut down soon it seems.
  11. Were you guys up there Friday night or saturday night? We skinned up snowdome Saturday night with intentions of climbing sunshine but the snow was so soft by 7:30am we abandoned any hope of summiting and had a great early morning ski down. We saw a boot pack going left up sunshine under those loose sketchy cliffs, but another one went way right and we couldn't figure out how they crossed the schrunds. Great/perfect snow conditions for skiing but looked like a suicide mission to descend Sunshine in the hot sun, plus the wind was ripping violently out of the west.
  12. Cool! Way to make things interesting on the up route. Glad to hear the ski down Emmons was still doable. We are heading up this weekend. Any advice on the ski descent related to conditions right now?
  13. I think your fears were justified, of the 12 people who've died on Copper spur 9 of them happened on the way down due to warming snow conditions. Glad you made it down with nothing worse than sore quads. Any pics?
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