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Everything posted by LonelySummit

  1. Dog on Mt. St. Helens

    I'll be up on the summer route this weekend (11/15/2014); I'll look around..... Anyone else headed up for some early season fun on the summer route?
  2. Your Welcome! After responding to the knee(she was awesome!), most of the Volcano Rescue Team then responded to an Ape Caves call. I myself got home Sunday night at 2:30am. The worst part was, most of the husbands on the team were waiting to buy flowers that night; it seems waiting to the last moment backfired on us, haha. I'm glad that the weekend was a great success for all; it's truly a wonderful thing to see everyone help out where they can.
  3. Mt. St. Helens Climbers Bivy

    June. I hope before the 9th though.....Keep checking their site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mountsthelens/recarea/?recid=31516
  4. Looking for a little beta on when ss and ms are great for some touring this year. Is there a "better" route for AT then the standard climb routes? Is May to late? Water; have you toured here?
  5. In reading all the NWAC and looking at the trends for the weekend of April 12th and 13th; I'm a bit concerned regarding new snow and possibly winds above 9k. Anyone's thoughts on a Friday night climb through the Old Chute? I know spring is here soon enough; but a late winter climb has been on my radar for a few years.
  6. Hood weather snowpack beta for Old Chute

    I guess what I meant to say is that spring climbing will be here soon enough - As in Bluebird days, postholing down from the Hogsback. My last couple times skiing at Timberline, and skinning to the top of Palmer; there are plenty of winter storms still beating the shit out of Hood.
  7. Hood weather snowpack beta for Old Chute

    hahaha. that is EXACTLY what my ski partner on the climb said. So it looks like it's going to be Timberline lifts on Friday, and fresh pow on Helens Sunday.
  8. Coming to Vancouver, USA

    It's now been open for a year and a half or so; and at this time business seems to be booming with families, kids, and new climbers. No dirty feet smell yet either. 36ft may be a bit short when looking at other local gyms, but running a couple laps in a row on 5.9 nose route will cure any doubt that the route setters know what they are doing. This gym is what Vancouver needed; so at least stop by and check it out, maybe pick up a punchcard (They never expire.....)
  9. South and Middle Sister AT ski season?

    Sounds like I have a big window in front of me then; thanks all! Water, if your up to it again this year for a SS-MS traverse in a long push let me know. I'm not sure if this is an easy one dayer on AT gear, or if a short bivy would be better, but either way; I need to hit the Sisters this year.
  10. Reid HW solo

    Awesome work. Music choice that night?
  11. Glissade down Mt Adams?

    Did you end up going? I've got a rough idea about a trip on the 22nd weekend. Just starting to look at things.........
  12. As a new Instagram user, I've found many great photographers documenting trips and adventures. A few companies also post great stuff and run a contest once and awhile. So why not join the band-wagon and start a hashtag for CC? Why not spread my username around in hopes that you follow and play along with the MicroAdventures. What else are you going to do when you should be working anyway? Cascade Climber hashtag: #CascadeClimbers Instagram username: @weekdays_are_for_recovery Login and look without an account: http://statigr.am/philliptrost
  13. Instagram Hash Tags and such

    Have not heard of Instagram yet? I just checked, they have over 12 million users - and FB just purchased them for a billion bucks; so I apologize for the assumption. I was only attempting to give the regular CC gallery posters a "hashtag" to use if they are also instagram users. Not only are idiots like me posting occasional photos, but some great photographers are posting fantastic shots of places. No harm in posting this info on this thread, right? A thousand pardons. And to you Matt, skin up Hood in a few weeks?
  14. Overdue climber on Hood

    Water, I have not read much beyond the AP press release; Did Jared have an ice tool or a standard axe? It's such a tough stop on hard ice with either. I feel for his wife and kids; this will be a tough time for them.
  15. [TR] North Sister - SE Ridge 9/10/2011

    Man; was my TP still there on the TT? That was an epic poo. What's new water? Hike up to Irock saddle this weekend?
  16. New guy here

    Purchase Freedom of the Hills and READ it. Use it as bathroom reading and for reference. I think everyone will agree. Also, there is no substitute for getting after it when you can.
  17. Rainier Trail Food

    I enjoy a plain bagel with cream cheese. Also a PBJ is nice. My thoughts are to enjoy "real food" along with a energy gel shot and Nuun in the water. I've climbed with a guy that LOVES chicken strips, and swears by them not freezing; although no danger of that on Rainier for a bit. If you listen to an ipod or other device, just remember to take a sip of water every couple of tracks. It's easy to forget to eat and drink and start bonking. Just a couple pennies for you!
  18. Mt. Adams this weekend - Crampons?

    Uhg; I hate that walk. I have Adams as backup climb if the SS of Hood is washed. I HATE WALKING TO THE TRAILHEAD. Does anyone know how often they post the mileage on the site? I guess I could call.....
  19. Mt. Adams climb one day or two?

    I agree with Dave; I like the two day trip. It's really more like a day a half, as you can eat breakfast in town, then head up at normal pace. Leave for the summit around 2 or 3am from the LC, then be back at the tent for a nap in by mid morning. Whatever you choose - you will have a blast! Water; did you get up there over this last weekend?
  20. Camp Muir / DC

    Anyone heading up after the Holiday today? I've got a party of 5 leaving for Muir on the morning of the 6th; summit day the 7th or 8th. Slow and steady wins the race.....
  21. Mt Hood

    Just like your shorts; Water........
  22. [TR] Mt. Hood - South Side - Old Crater Variation 6/25/2011

    Not that it's needed much around here; but Diamox 25o's are a hit. You can ask your Doc to give you 10 or so for a year of trips. Do a little research, then ask for them.
  23. Current Mt Hood South Side Conditions

    Andrew; are you thinking of heading up this next weekend (16-17th)? I've got an early group heading up for a SS climb; lemme know if you are interested in joining. Any Mazama teams up this weekend?
  24. Camp Muir / DC

    You are correct sir! The party had a couple guys at 500ft an hour, and 2 guys at 1100ft an hour, and one sick guy that stayed in the inn. After camping at Muir, then going back down to get the guy on day 2; we went up again to the flats - but no summit. Did see "spiderman", the awesome 10 year old and his dad summiting though; that was great. I will just get up Hood this weekend to get my fix. p.s. anyone find an ipod in a glissade chute?
  25. Mt. Hood South side

    Water, my man! Want to head to Ill rock on Sat with the guys? Conditions seem sketch but okay for a hike. I'll bring the GoPro for a little play by play. Getting a pair of Cyborgs, would like to go up the rock a few meters to break in. interested?