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Xerinae

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  1. Nicely done guys! We were down at Price Lake watching you guys ski it from afar, I believe a “yaaahooooo!” alerted us that you were up there. Was a blast watching from afar. We were not on any sort of flotation and having a miserable time, unfortunately. Oh well, live and learn.
  2. "Wow", is all I seem to be able to get out of my mouth.
  3. Hood Bound - suggestion on lodging nearby?

    Mazama Lodge! Super-cheap: http://www.mazamas.org/your/adventure/starts-here/C184
  4. I'm glad you lugged the extra gear, your photography is great, way to get at it! I'm usually incredibly lazy when it comes time to setup the tent/go to sleep and the camera stays in the back. Thanks for the inspiration!
  5. Great route map and explanation, sounds like you guys got some killer avi skills!
  6. Mt Hood Climbers Guide

    Really looking forward to seeing one of my photos in a guidebook! Breakdown looks excellent, can't wait to get my mitts on this thing!
  7. Great work and photos! I really enjoy how detail-oriented they are!
  8. Recommendations for a camera for climbing

    If you want a good point-and-shoot, I’d get: Canon S105 Or Canon G1x: note, this has a near-DSLR-sized image sensor and image quality, but it’s quite bulky for a point-and-shoot If you want a “tough” point-and-shoot, I’d get this: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/05/08/Olympus-Tough-TG1-iHS-rugged-waterproof-shockproof-12MP-compact-camera Why? Much better and faster lens than your average “tough” point-and-shoot (which have horrid optics). Just note that you are definitely sacrificing image quality on the altar of toughness. (read: a non-rugged point-and-shoot in the same price range, like the ones listed above, will give you much better image quality) If you want something in-between a point-and-shoot and a DSLR, I really like this: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/04/30/Olympus-OM-D-E-M5-review Why? Awesome build quality: it’s weather-sealed (not that same thing as waterproof, but good enough to protect against splashes/snow/drizzle), you can set it in the snow and not have to worry Awesome image stabilization: works with any lens as it’s built into the camera body Great lens selection: I’d highly recommend getting some fast primes for it, like the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. Built-in viewfinder: this is a must for me, I hate composing using the screen on the back of the camera, a lot of people could care less about this though. Size: it’s small, much smaller than you probably think. The Sony NEX series are also good (particularly the NEX-7) but the lenses are quite large and they need a more diverse lens selection (not enough fast primes, which are what I like to shoot with) I'm also not a fan of the interface and the lack of external buttons (the NEX-7 is an exception to this) I personally shoot with a bigazz DSLR but I don’t care about the extra clunk/weight, it’s worth it to me and I’m used to sherpa'ing it around by now
  9. Great photos! 3FJ in the snow/winter/early season has been on my list for a while...mainly for the unique photo ops, nicely done!
  10. Pole creek access

    Just called 'em, road is melted out entirely, snow starting at the trailhead.
  11. Reid Headwall - TOnight

    Wish I could go, bring back the beta!
  12. [TR] Mt. Hood - Cooper Spur 4/15/2012

    Awesome photos Water, the light alone has convinced me to try and tag this route before it turns into a rock chute! I have never seen anything like that. I was one of the two dudes that came up the Steel Cliffs, it was good meeting you!
  13. OPB mt Hood special tonight

    I was pretty surprised that they were able to use a decent amount of my photos/videos for the special. (my video skills are "lacking" to put it nicely) I was also pleased with how well put-together it was, I would not have wanted to be the editor in charge of compressing the history and stories of climbing Mt Hood into 30 minutes of time. My only complaint is that I was a little sad when it was over, I wish it were longer.
  14. Cool pic of da dawg routes

    Amazing capture, anyone know where the photographer may have been standing to frame the mountain like this?
  15. What did you guys take to protect the summit block?
  16. Scenic: (Broken Top summit)
  17. Lost: Petzl Summit BD Raven Pro After an avalanche on The Brothers a couple weeks ago.
  18. Current Mt Hood South Side Conditions

    I'm considering it. It will probably be the last weekend where this route is comfortably doable. It doesn't look like there are any more Mazama Hood climbs this season. But, there could be some that were rescheduled o this weekend after being cancelled. I'd like to climb something this weekend, not sure what yet. Waiting for someone to talk me into something.
  19. [TR] Rainier - Kautz Glacier - 7/3/2011

    Here's a shot I took of the Kautz from our camp near Camp Hazard on 7/01/2011: (also, how do I make this image display bigger?)
  20. North sister conditions/trailhead access

    Was up there Sunday (7/9) Traverses were in good shape, solid snow in early day, softer later. Bowling alley is pretty icy with a small section of water ice near the top. Good enough to take screws in numerous parts. Here are some shots: View near camp at 8,000 ft Sunrise Beginning of bowling alley Bowling Alley Bowling Alley Bowling Alley: rime ice near the top of the pitch summit block in the background going home
  21. [TR] Rainier - Kautz Glacier - 7/3/2011

    Nice! We summitted on the 2nd, hiked in on the 30th (in a whiteout, weeee!) cleared up at our fist camp at 9,200 ft though (Castle Rocks? not sure what that area is called) Was a little disappointed in no ice up there yet.
  22. [TR] Mt. Deception - Standard 7/2/2011

    Been meaning to check this one off for a while, thanks for the beta!
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