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JasonG last won the day on June 3

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About JasonG

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    Skagit Bro
  • Birthday 12/30/1974


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    Fisheries Biologist
  • Location
    Mount Vernon
  1. [TR] Colchuck Balanced Rock - West Face 06/23/2019

    Love how casually you guys dispatched that!
  2. Thoughts on Eldorado forecast

    It should be fine from an avy standpoint. The final slope on Eldorado isn't super steep, at least where you can't mitigate the hazard by moving to the edge of whatever slope is of concern.. Of course, you'll have to make those calls when you are up there since you can't know if you don't go. That said, being a weather weanie will serve you well in your climbing career (it has for me). I typically always have a east side backup if the weather is crap on the crest. Silverstar, for example.
  3. current song in your head

    Actually, I prefer coffee
  4. current song in your head

    Did you say Lemon?
  5. 1922 Film: 1st Winter Ascent of Mt Rainier

    Thanks for bumping this back into our collective memory @Lowell_Skoog. Amazing!
  6. Trip: LIBERTY - The path of freedom Trip Date: 06/01/2019 Trip Report: Sometimes you see a mountain enough that it must be climbed. Such was the case for @Kit and I and this mountain called Liberty. Both of us have been driving by it for more years that we care to think about. That, and who doesn't want to be free?? Despite the reports of horrendous brush, washed out roads, and failed attempts, we were smitten. What is wrong with us? Well, we don't have time to cover all that here. But, if Liberty is wrong, I don't want to be right! It helped that we happened to stumble upon an actual pleasant route up and down the peak, with minimal brush. Really! I even recorded a track for all you obsessive P2K baggers out there. So go get it before the brush reclaims the 4130 road once again..... (I'll add captions in time) Gear Notes: We brought a rope and used it in a couple places to rap on the way down, mainly because we had it. We didn't rope for the two 4th class bits on the way up. It is actually likely better after the snow is gone and the crossing of Canyon Creek low. Approach Notes: Walk 4130 for 4 miles or so until you intersect the GPX track I've posted. It will serve you well to the summit and back. A couple more years and the road will be totally brushed in and very annoying. Go now!
  7. Trip: Royally Smooting - North Ridge of Clark, Deception, from Royal Basin Trip Date: 06/15/2019 Trip Report: Who else out there is working through the Smoot book? C'mon, it's OK to admit it, Jeff came up with a great list of peaks that will get you to the corners of the Cacades and the Olympics. Take Royal Basin, for example. I wouldn't have thought of dealing with the hassle of ferries, permits, and bear cans if it weren't for that long out of print tome. And, I would have missed out on a great adventure with @ZakG. I'm continually reminded that there is a lot to recommend in that book. If you do go Royally Smooting though, you may not want to haul all the gear necessary to climb the North Ridge of Clark (as recommended by Smoot). While supposedly the "best" climb in the Needles, Zak and I thought that it wasn't THAT classic. The regular scramble route is interesting enough and easily passable with no rope, harness, or pro. On Deception, you'll want enough snow to cover the amazing amount of loose rock that this peak is known for. Shoot for when Royal Lake is snow free but the upper basin is still snowed in....like we did. It was just about as good of conditions as you could ask for. (I'll add captions in time) Gear Notes: Light 40m rope, small rack of nuts and tri cams, helmet, crampons, ice axe. Approach Notes: Royal Basin, the permit is key. Go early in the season before they allow for advance reservations. We had no problems securing one, although we started on a Thursday and finished on a Saturday.
  8. [TR] Mt. Hood - Infinity Loop 06/21/2019

    That is impressive, no matter the time!
  9. Believe it or not, I was remarking in April how much better the trail is than when I first went up it in 1999. Almost a real trail with hardly any brush. But yes, the elevation gain/loss isn't trivial.
  10. Such a fun route, check out the SW buttress next time!
  11. Woah. This seems like a lot of work for a Luddite like me. Got that @jon?
  12. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........ Thanks for the heads up @Marcus Russi ....I hope @jon figures out what the deal is.
  13. [TR] Mount Baker - North Ridge 06/15/2019

    DUDE, CAN'T YOU LISTEN? The entire Coleman glacier is OUT! Interesting that it is that close to being problematic this early in the year....
  14. So awesome!!! This has been on my list for many years....thanks for the details!
  15. CC.com Turns 11

    Ah, but how many hangovers and children is cc.com directly responsible for??