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AlpineK last won the day on December 9 2019

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  1. AlpineK


    Mountain Gear in Spokane used to be a good shop, unfortunately they are closed, https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/dec/22/off-belay-mountain-gear-is-closing-after-37-years-/
  2. I remember Steve bringing Terminal Gravity beer to one or a couple of our events. Sorry to hear he passed away.
  3. A couple of friends and I climbed the north face in 1986. Good memories of that trip!
  4. Snow is coming and Crystal Mountain is opening lower slopes on Sunday, but then rain on snow is predicted later this or next week
  5. Not frequently, but I have run into people on mountain bikes blasting a boom box as they ride. I don't want to hear their music even if I like the song.
  6. Cool report and pictures! A couple of friends and I climbed the route in the 80s.
  7. Trip: Alpine Lakes - Kendall Peak Traverse Trip Date: 07/23/2023 Trip Report: Solo of the Kendall Peak ridgeline. I've done this once before and had fun both times Start on the standard PCT route north of Snoqualmie Pass and travel past views of Guy peak the travel east and up on a popular ski slope. From there you get on the ridge and head north. I got views of one or more people who took the direct route to the summit from the PCT. From the summit views of the ski area and I-90 are good. After descending the standard scramble route to the PCT, I continued on the PCT for summertime views of the Kendall Adventure zone Gear Notes: Nothing special Approach Notes: Standard PCT route, then cut up and east towards the Kendall ridgeline.
  8. On your map Mt Saint Elias is listed as Mt Sir Donald. Sir Donald should be on that list but it's near Rogers Pass
  9. The manager of the outdoor program at my university worked as a climbing ranger in the Tetons prior to when I knew him. He told me if he wanted to keep working as a ranger in the Tetons, he would have needed to attend a police training school. Apparently being able to ticket drivers in the park for speeding or whatever was a bigger priority for that park.
  10. National Parks vs Forest Service lands https://morethanjustparks.com/national-forest-vs-national-park/ National Parks focus on land/space preservation and forest service land is for mixed use, but preservation is an element of mixed use While there are visitor centers on National Park and Forest Service lands most of these regions see limited recreational use. People stop to watch old faithful errupt or visit the lodge at Paradise. Only a small number do a significant amount of backpacking/climbing in those areas. The North Cascades visitor center is small, and only a few people use the area within the park. Based on that preservation is a bigger goal for the North Cascades Park.
  11. It's a popular route. The outdoor program from my university organized an early fall trip on that route (1980s).
  12. Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery, Lake City Way Northeast?
  13. MEC used to be somewhat easy to get to when driving from Seattle to Squish. They also seemed to carry descent outdoor oriented products. Now they are a standard brick and mortar gear store. Maybe they have good stuff, but there are plenty of descent web based stores.
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