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JasonG last won the day on October 7

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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] Columbia Peak - West Spur 10/06/2019

    I did a little translating for you.... Nice work, you've made all us Smooters proud.
  2. [TR] Summit Chief - Standard 09/21/2019

    A D750 with the 24-120mm Nikkor f4 mostly. I have a 20mm f1.8 that I brought on this trip as well. Glad you like the photos!
  3. I think you'll enjoy @Colin's take on hard solo climbing: http://www.colinhaley.com/a-brief-visit-to-patagonia-and-reflections-on-hard-solo-climbing/
  4. CC.com Turns 11

    19! Still a few of us OGs around, although math is obviously hard for us. @jon you should bring back the member numbers on the profiles!
  5. Your TRs always have such incredible beta. The attention to detail and annotation is impressive. Thanks and good luck next time!
  6. [TR] Summit Chief - Standard 09/21/2019

    There may have been Pink Floyd involved and us wishing you were here @sepultura! And no @Rad I didn't....but it sounds like I should have?
  7. How do we add photos to an article?

    @Otto- I tried to link to a photo on G-drive and it doesn't seem to work like Google Photos. Still, it isn't hard to save from G-Drive locally and then upload to the site. In the long term that really is better than a link which can break. Old TRs are littered with them.... Thanks for working thru this!
  8. Trip: Summit Chief - Standard Scramble Trip Date: 09/21/2019 Trip Report: I'm normally not one to hike in and out in the rain, but desperate times call for desperate measure and the end of summer is one such occasion. So, armed with a glimmer of hope in the forecast we marched in to Vista tarns last weekend with our sights set on Summit Chief and Little Big Chief. The former was a Smoot and the latter, well, it looked cool. Spoiler alert, we got the Smoot (straightforward Cl. 3 once you deciphered the description correctly) but not the little one, which proved to be more time consuming in late season than we had the desire for. Still, the area has much to recommend, as you'll see in the photos below. It isn't nicknamed Snoqualmonix for nothing- probably the most rugged terrain south of Hwy 2 is found in this area, and not a lot of peak baggers....yet. Judging by the summit register on Summit Chief, this area is rapidly becoming popular. Going from 1-2 parties a year to 11 this year. So, I guess, I'm part of the problem. And so it goes. Lucky shot: East Face of Chimney Rock: Summit Chief on the left and Middle Chief on the right: Stuart and Waptus Lake: Rainier, Chimney Rock, Overcoat Peak (L-R): Summit of Summit Chief: RIP Franklin: Glacial recession is a bitch: Little Big Chief: We opted to scramble up here and enjoy the afternoon, rather than rushing to climb LBC and arrive at camp after dark: Last dip of summer in an unnamed lake on the way back from LBC : This one: LBC: Three Queens: Bear's Breast (L) and Mount Daniel behind on the right: Overcoat: Chimney Rock and Overcoat in early morning light: Chicken of the Woods: Cooper River in the rain on the way out: Gear Notes: helmet, ice axe, crampons Approach Notes: Pete Lake Trail to PCT to Vista Tarns. We cam out the Escondido ridge "trail" but I wouldn't recommend going up that way.
  9. How do we add photos to an article?

    Hi @Otto good to have you looking for this info! You'll notice that you can choose files from the bottom of a post, which is pretty easy if they are saved locally. If they aren't you can post a link to the photo and I think it will work, but for the long term it really is better if you can upload to the site (I export from Lightroom at lower res and upload directly to cc.com). But, to show that it works from Google Photos, here's this from my account (you have to click on photo then right click and copy image location): I'm not sure that it works from Google Drive, but I hope it is similar?
  10. [TR] Shuksan - Fisher Chimneys 09/21/2019

    Good eye for the interesting photos!
  11. And the photos are excellent! I've been on the fence about linking Snowfield to Eldo given that I've been in both areas a lot over the years, but I think you may have finally tipped me over to actually putting it on my list.
  12. Way to persevere in late season conditions! That is a lot of rugged country without snow....
  13. Winter Speculation Thread

    La Nada.....
  14. So crazy all the traffic that West Fury got this year. Too bad you didn't get the views!!