Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by chris54

  1. I saw a nice boot on a bridge in Portland. Could it be.
  2. This coming weekend I'm going to be in the area and was wondering if the parking lot was open across from sparks lake. I was up there a month or so ago and they still had a whole lot of snow. Thanks Chris
  3. 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.
  4. I'm looking at getting some 404s or 500s, but wondering about the skis. Whats a good width for under the boot?
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. Yuck! Your way more hardcore than me. Wwwwaaaaayyyy more.
  8. Went up south side sat. Morning I was 1 of six or seven hundred to summit. Ridge had a nice path.
  9. Very sad. My condolences go out to the family.
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks montypiton I work on an ambulance and ka ching! Is right. My advice take a taxi.
  12. Thanks rad Great info. Thanks for taking the time to write that up.
  13. I was reading about the recent kayakers out at bridal vail falls and was wondering if they would be charged for the rescue. This is not political, I'm not choosing sides. I'm wondering at what point do you get charged for a rescue? If you have all the right gear and a freak accident happens, do you get charged? Who makes the call on whether you get a bill? I'm Just simply wondering how the system works and not trying to push any bodies buttons. Thanks Chris
  14. chris54

    Randonee setup

    Thanks DPS Great article has a ton of great info.
  15. chris54

    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
  16. Alpinweiss Your alpine photo is sweet! Nice work.
  17. 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.
  18. Looks sweet It now on my list of new spots this summer.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. I can't speak for for your boots but I have friends that have done Adams in similar boots and it was ok. Not ideal as jeff said. My local shop in Portland the mountain shop rents leather boots that would be better for pretty cheap. I might look in to something like. This is a good way to demo a pair for a future purchase also.
  22. Im wondering what is a rock solid site to look up weather and avalanche condition. I climb mostly in Oregon and southern Washington. Thanks
  • Create New...