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About CouleeClimber

  • Birthday 09/17/1977


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    Grand Coulee, Washington

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  1. I hope he is trolling, i quit reading after the bottom of page 1, even with all the proper gear, I had my panties in a bunch the first time up Hood on the final ascent. Although who knows, I watched the video of the guy on Rainier with just a small pack in shorts, attempting a summit..until the rangers got hold of him.
  2. Amen the house next door to me was recently broken into, cleaned it out, makes me afraid to go anywhere for any length of time now. Hope there is a good outcome
  3. Im over in the Coulee, closest person to me yet (I think) Ill be doing Adams this year for the first time, not sure just when yet though.
  4. I generally use Google Shopping to price out an item, if REI happens to have the item with the best price, good for them. I try not to buy anything like boots or pants online, and wait until I can get to the REI store in Spokane for items that need to be fitted as far as I know its the closest gear store to Grand Coulee.. heh. ;(
  5. Have some family that live over that way, glad none of them were on it. Hope everyone is Ok.
  6. Yeah but its open to 8 Mile CG year round. Ah, alright, so regardless they don't care, been going up there for years, but wasn't sure if the park service would get antsy if you were up there to late or early in the season. I just remember seeing the sign for snowmobiles.
  7. Nice, I went in late April one year and used snowshoes, don't plan on that again, although the buddy I had with me at the time is a heavy chainsmoker, (lesson learned).
  8. You can't get to the road or trailhead if you can't get down Icicle road though. Or is there another route I don't know about.
  9. UPDATED April 19, 2013 Icicle Road 7600 Open to Chatter Creek, then closed due to mud and snow. Road will continue open further up, in stages. Spring is here, but be prepared for seasonal road closures lasting well into April /May on many roads... even longer in the higher elevations. We try to open up forest roads in stages, (as the snow melts and roads dry out some), whenever possible. Please stay off wet roads will mud, as it will cause significant damage to the road bed, and also increases the chances of getting stranded. I plan on camping out at Colchuck in a couple weeks, then hopefully a Dragontail summit the next day.
  10. Looking into double plastics for a mountaineering boot, currently use Lowa GTX Leathers, and saw that Alpine Ascents has used (Category 2) Boots for sale($99) A pair seems low, was wondering if anyone has ever purchased used boots from them and what type of condition I should expect them to be in.
  11. I've done Single Day Climbs a few times, I normally leave Grand Coulee at 6am, get to the Trailhead 3 hrs later, start on the trail, get to Colchuck Lake, around to Aasgard/Dragontail, Summit and back down, then drive home the same day. Ill be heading there in a few weeks, but will be camping over night on Sunday.
  12. If its no trouble might be better, but 5'8 210, Im about 5'7-8 myself but 145 lbs.
  13. I still need a Down Jacket for the higher mountains here in Washington, Medium and a tight fit for you though.. what are your measurements?
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