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About johnson37

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  • Birthday 05/28/1969


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  1. Mountaineering Boots

    PM sent.
  2. Icicle TV

    Loved your clip with JJ and BirdMan up at the Ski Hill, am enjoying your videos now that I found your site.
  3. Brand new with tags, never worn just tried on. Retails for $380, can be found on the web at $300. Selling for $225. Size L, Cinder color, a nice two-tone grey. From their site: "Totally waterproof, breathable, compressible, and lightweight. A backpacker's dream. The Cruiser LT is the ultimate rain and wet climate shell. Constructed of waterproof-breathable eVent® technology, this piece is engineered for optimal protection and comfort across a wide temperature range, when every gram counts. Weight matters." Relatively light at 16.28 ounces with very high manufacturing quality. Westcomb was founded by Arc Teryx designers who were dissatisfied with their direction. Sized to fit over layers, not completely snug. Paypal is fine and can ship via USPS Priority or can meet at one of the ferry terminals for exchange. Also willing to take VISA/MC payment towards lay-away at my local bike shop if you don't have cash. Cleverly hidden external chest pocket and internal pocket as well. The hood also has an excellent design and is easily pulled in against the back of your neck by the drawcords (watch the youtube link/haven't figured out posting videos here). http://www.westcomb.com/product/waterproof-breathable-event/1/cruiser-lt-jacket.html Willing to consider reasonable offers.
  4. Like new, the Silshelter has only been used a few times and has been seam-sealed. As far as I know, the Bug Liner was never used. Each comes with it's own silnylon stuff sack. The retail total is $265, will sell the pair together for $160. See the following links: Silshelter: http://www.integraldesigns.com/product_detail.cfm?id=729 Bug Liner: http://www.integraldesigns.com/product_detail.cfm?id=771 The Silshelter is a fine shade of olive that allows a reasonable amount of light through yet is very discreet. I am out in Sequim but can easily meet up at the ferry dock in Edmonds or Seattle or I can ship via USPS or UPS and can accept PayPal. Let me know if you have any questions.
  5. FS: Ice & Mountaineering boots, Kayland M11+ sz.10

    Price drop to $200. Also willing to consider most any trade of similar value.
  6. FS: Ice & Mountaineering boots, Kayland M11+ sz.10

    Kids gotta eat, boots gotta sell. Please buy these boots!
  7. FS: Ice & Mountaineering boots, Kayland M11+ sz.10

    Bump up for a great pair of boots.
  8. Kayland M11+ Ice & Mountaineering boots for sale, size 10 Men's US Price: $225 delivered to your door (retail price of $315-430) PayPal is OK and so is a money order Shipping: Included for U.S., Canada available at cost Condition: Brand new with tags in the original box Size: Men's 10 US / 43 EU Kayland website: http://us.kayland.com/details.php?id=130 Not well known but they make excellent footwear in their European factories. Feel free to contact me via email or PM if you have any questions. Would consider trading for lightweight shelter (not a pyramid) like the ID SilDome or small UL tent or similar value in credit at an equipment store. Description: The M11+ is highly regarded by many around here for it's ability to climb a variety of alpine terrain, comfortably hike the approach, and keep your toes warm and dry on Canadian ice and Cascade volcanoes. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/545339/#Post545339 A winner of the Guides Choice award from AAI, the updated M11+ "is perfect for pure ice routes, mixed climbing at all levels, moderate-altitude mountaineering, and technical dry tooling." http://www.guideschoice.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=950 Incredible boot but more than necessary for my plans and my daughter has a dental bill I need to pay. Including features such as: an integrated Schoeller gaiter Primaloft insulation eVent waterproof/breathable liner dual-function front crampon bail integrated with a full-length TPU midsole support structure Vaporlite midsole insulated composite insole leather/synthetic upper with a rubber rand (more leather than the photos make it appear) Vibram Teton sole lightweight at 960 grams / 33.86 ounces Some reviews: http://www.backpacker.com/_2008_gear_heavy_duty_boots/gear/12260 http://www.backcountry.com/kayland-m11-mountaineering-boot-mens
  9. Rianier May-June

    Send this to the Board of Tourism, it is so much better than "Say WA" My in-laws are from Missouri and can't understand why property values are so high in the West. I'll hit him with this.
  10. Dosewallips state park Snowshoe/Hiking Options

    The bypass trail is complete around and over the washout. The old road is definitely an interesting walk and might generate an interesting discussion with your wife. As for snow, you may head south from Dosewallips to the Lake Cushman area. There have been a few TR's on nwhikers over the previous weeks from that area including snowshoeing and moderate climbing. The numerous towns on Hood Canal are interesting but watch out for the revolving speed limits. They'll make your head spin.
  11. Some ice axe questions

    Thanks for the great advice, will be heading up soon for practice. I used to have a little ability with my old axe but have definitely forgotten more than I remember and need to re-learn. Reading is certainly no substitute for practice and haven't intended it to be.
  12. Some ice axe questions

    A newb here and am hoping to learn a few more things. I used to have some no-name brand ice axe that I used for years (mostly as a trekking pole or glissade rudder) but loaned it out and never got it back. I replaced it with a pair of Grivels, an Air-Tech and a Monte Bianco (?) but never had a chance to use them due to life circumstances. Years later and I am finally getting to plan for some mountain routes (moderate) and realize I need an axe. Well I dug the Grivels out of the back corner of the garage and noticed the picks don’t fit the traditional profile of a mountaineering ice-axe. The Air-Tech pick is only 6” long, has an aggressive curve and teeth that reach nearly back to the shaft. The Bianco pick is 6.5” long with a flatter curve and less teeth. Here are links for both so you can see what I’m talking about. http://cascadeclimbers.com/gear/general/product/Grivel-Air-Tech-Ice-Axe.html http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/product/product.asp/imanf/Grivel/idesc/Air+Tech+Ice+Axe/Store/MG/item/114135/N/0 I have an older M.B. with a steel shaft but the head looks very similar to the one on the new model. http://www.mountaingear.com/pages/product/product.asp/CMP/KNC-97950/cmpn/97950/store/MG/item/111890/N/0 When I look at other mountaineering axes I notice they have a much longer pick. My experience would tell me that a longer pick would make a more certain self-arrest in deep or loose snow but are the picks on the Grivels adequate for stopping 200+ pounds of me and my gear? I will certainly practice with them before setting off but thought I would ask while I’m sitting at home. I’ve also noticed the Black Diamond Ravens have a different design with a head that looks more comfortable for the hand but the cutouts on the adze seem like they would make it less efficient. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. If it helps, my plans don’t include any water ice climbing, just glacier/snowfield travel and the occasional steep mixed snow/rock route. Thanks in advance.