Jonathan Posted August 24, 2003 Share Posted August 24, 2003 While perhaps not "important to NW climbing," and hence not germane to this forum, does it appear these are on the increase? Seems on just about every trip nowadays one encounters the rubbery, entrail-like remnants of party balloons, presumably the tattered remains of urban soirées. More proof, I suppose, that the generation of petroleum-based waste characterizes most human interaction in industrial societies. Certainly some of my more, ah, er, pleasurable moments have been so marked. Below locations of more or less recent finds and inconsistent shorthand attempts to further pinpoint. The tally is not at all inclusive. * West ridge of Kaleetan Peak, between Kaleetan Peak and Lower Tuscohatchie Lake--Kaleetan Lake Trail. * Just S of Genesis Peak, Prophet Range * Outlet of Triad Lake, near High Pass, Suiattle Drainage * Louis Creek pumice fields, Upper Louis Creek in the Napeequa Drainage * Upper Dot Lake, just S. of Ptarmigan Peak in the Pasayten * White Rock Lakes, Ptarmigan Traverse * Near Cub Lake, Ptarmigan Traverse (Actually observed balloon descend to terra firma) * En route to the NE Ridge of Black Peak, near Wing Lake Jonathan Pryce Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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