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  1. Trip: Mount Hood - Mazamas Chute up, Old Chute Down Date: 5/23/2014 Trip Report: Probably should have posted this much earlier. Left Timberline late Thursday night. Snow very slushy until well above Palmer. Put on crampons just below Devil's Kitchen. Bergshrund at Hogsback very wide, like 40' wide. Nobody really going up Pearly Gates. Lots of excellent boot holes going up. Had to pass a very slow 14 person Mazama group ironically in the Mazama chute. Nice view from Summit, but clouds coming. By the time we got back to Hogsback, we were in white out from there all the way to Timberline. Actually started glissading, but found ourselves sliding towards zigzag canyon. Fortunately, with GPS cookie crumbs, very easy to get back on track. Gear Notes: Used Ice Axe and Petzl Ice Tool. Crampons, Helmet.
  2. [TR] Mount Rainier - DC 7/20/2014

    sorry, date above should have been July 20, 2013. I do not know how to edit a trip report.
  3. Trip: Mount Rainier - DC Date: 7/20/2014 Trip Report: In mid July 2013, we decided to go up the DC route of Mt Rainier. We wanted it to be relaxing and enjoyable, rather than doing the typical up and down in two days. We came up Saturday the 20th early in the morning, so that we could get our permits to stay at Ingraham Glacier for two nights (Sun and Mon nights). After camping saturday, started up from Paradise around 6am, ate a small lunch as Camp Muir and arrived at Ingraham Flats around 1 or 2 pm. Set up tents, had plenty of time to make any alterations to our camping spot. Enjoyed a hearty dinner and set our alarms for about 2am. One of the great things about the flats is that we are already 1000 higher than camp muir, so you don't have to start quite as early. After all the guide service groups had past, there was an outstanding boot path up the route. Above the DC, there was a 40 foot ice wall that needed to be climbed. That was probably the funnest part of the climb. The rest of the way was normal. The weather was perfect, with a great time at the summit. Since we left a little later, we were pretty much alone on the mountain. We did assist some inexperienced climbers down the mountain as one had a pretty serious injury. After summitting, we stayed the night again at the flats. That is what made this so enjoyable. No rush, virtually nobody on the mountain on a Monday night. Check out the pics and you will see what I mean
  4. is it possible to edit a post to add photos? I do not see any type of icon or text indicating how to do so.
  5. Trip: Mt Hood - South Side, Hogsback, Mazamas Up, Old Chute Down Date: 5/23/2014 Trip Report: Probably should have posted this much earlier. Left Timberline late Thursday night. Snow very slushy until well above Palmer. Put on crampons just below Devil's Kitchen. Bergshrund at Hogsback very wide, like 40' wide. Nobody really going up Pearly Gates. Lots of excellent boot holes going up. Had to pass a very slow 14 person Mazama group ironically in the Mazama chute. Nice view from Summit, but clouds coming. By the time we got back to Hogsback, we were in white out from there all the way to Timberline. Actually started glissading, but found ourselves sliding towards zigzag canyon. Fortunately, with GPS cookie crumbs, very easy to get back on track. I get an error 407 when posting pics. So once I solve that, I will post more. Gear Notes: Used Ice Axe and Petzl Ice Tool. Crampons, Helmet.
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