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  1. Broken Top .... Sparks lake

    So you think you still need crampons and ice axe for the summit of broken top?
  2. Broken Top .... Sparks lake

    Sweet thanks for the update. What about the NE ridge of broken top. Any body been to the summit lately.
  3. Found: 1 mountaineering boot

    I saw a nice boot on a bridge in Portland. Could it be.
  4. Pm on the pack and shades
  5. Rainier Trail Food

    I love junk food. I've bought food for my whole trip at seven eleven several time on the way out of town. Snickers and cheese puffs are so good in camp.
  6. Bindings for approach skis & mountain boots??

    I'm looking at getting some 404s or 500s, but wondering about the skis. Whats a good width for under the boot?
  7. Mt. Adams this weekend - Crampons?

    Yes I would bring crampons. The slopes can get steep enough where you will need them. There was a guy who died last year on the south side route. When I believe he slid in to some rocks on a fall. Try the mountain shop on sandy.
  8. Mt. Adams/Mt. Hood this weekend.. Gear Advice

    Rent from The Mountain Shop much cheaper. You can look them up on the inter web. They also have the beacon locaters things which might not be a bad idea for you. Those guys know what there talking about if you have questions about the gear also. REI can be hit and miss. Have fun climbing!
  9. Compact Calories

    Yuck! Your way more hardcore than me. Wwwwaaaaayyyy more.
  10. Current Mt Hood South Side Conditions

    Went up south side sat. Morning I was 1 of six or seven hundred to summit. Ridge had a nice path.
  11. Aasgard Pass fatality

    Very sad. My condolences go out to the family.
  12. Seach and rescue questions

    It's public and private ambulance. It's mostly the county that decides. When they realize they can't manage their money as well as a private company they put the 911 transport up for bid. Example would be Washington county. Metro west holds that contract. So if you call 911 the county dispatcher sends fire and a private ambulance to the scene. The fire department typically gets there first and starts working on the patient then turns it over to metro west when it's time to transport. Metro west then pays the fire department back for any medical stuff used. Metro then will take care of all the billing. Ka ching! Some counties still have fire transport and there all set up different. Some require an annual fee to live in a certain area which would cover all your 911 needs. All the states have a different way of funding the fire department. Oregons is funded off of property taxes.
  13. Seach and rescue questions

    Thanks montypiton I work on an ambulance and ka ching! Is right. My advice take a taxi.
  14. Will you be my dad? Cool stuff!
  15. Kiss my Discovery Pass

    Funny!
  16. Seach and rescue questions

    Thanks rad Great info. Thanks for taking the time to write that up.
  17. Randonee setup

    I'm looking at getting a randonee setup next winter. Since they can get pretty pricey I'm going to buy a used setup. I'm wanting them for back country approach and ski descents. Is it better to put more money towards the boots or the ski and binding setup? Thanks
  18. Randonee setup

    Thanks DPS Great article has a ton of great info.
  19. Alpinweiss Your alpine photo is sweet! Nice work.
  20. Eugene Rock Question

    Is it right off I 5 by a rock quarry? There would be heavy equipment across I 5. Or is it about a halve mile out there. I've been wondering the same.
  21. Looks sweet It now on my list of new spots this summer.
  22. Weather, avalanche reports?

    Im wondering what is a rock solid site to look up weather and avalanche condition. I climb mostly in Oregon and southern Washington. Thanks
  23. Weather, avalanche reports?

    Thanks for the info guys Note: I said rock solid site. Meaning a website that up dates every day. I've been using the above sites just wanted to see if there were any other popular sites out there. Thanks again.
  24. I'm going down to yosemite in sept. for the first time. And I'm staying in the upper pines campground. I'm wondering the best way to get to different climbing spots in the valley. If I drive over to cookie cliff is there going to be parking or is this out of the question. Any info would be appreciate. Thanks Chris
  25. Best way to get around in the valley.

    Thanks guys Sadly I'm only going to be there four days. I'm going down to climb Whitney and briefly stopping in the valley on the way back. I'm trying to make the most of my time and this info helps.
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