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Lambone

Alpine Route Recomendations?

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Hey folks, man I'm jones'n to climb in the Cascades...

 

I might make the 8 hour drive to Seattle tonight to meet my old bud and go get k-k-k-cold in the mountains. Any recomendations on routes do-able in 2 days?

 

North Cascades is out, any info on Stuart range access and conditions? Whats the weather lookin like up there?

 

Thanks,

Bone

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Lambone said:

Hey folks, man I'm jones'n to climb in the Cascades...

 

I might make the 8 hour drive to Seattle tonight to meet my old bud and go get k-k-k-cold in the mountains. Any recomendations on routes do-able in 2 days?

 

North Cascades is out, any info on Stuart range access and conditions? Whats the weather lookin like up there?

 

Thanks,

Bone

 

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2060

Clear Creek

10/21/2003: CLOSED

Closed 1.6 miles up by150’ x 3’ deep debris deposit on road and changed channel.

 

23

White Chuck

10/21/2003: CLOSED

Closed at 1.4 miles due to road washout 100-150’ x 40’ wide x 20’ deep.

 

26

Suiattle River

10/21/2003: CLOSED

14.5 miles up

Closed at 14.5 miles where 200’ of road has been washed away by river.

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EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN CASCADES-

 

SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS NEAR 60. NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

 

SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30 TO THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

 

SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. EAST WIND AROUND 10 MPH.

 

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

 

 

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hmmm...just called the Leavenworth Ranger station, they said there is no way to access Mt. Stuart right now confused.gif

 

Edit: Cle Elum Ranger Station says it is opne... cantfocus.gif

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Anybody know if the S. cascade road is fucked up or not? I know it branches off the cascade river road then crosses the river, so I wonder if it got screwed up at all.

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Did the Leavenworth station say what they meant, Lammy? Did they close that Eightmile road less than a week after opening it?

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Near the S. Cascade River Road is where a major fire occurred this summer (Marble Creek Fire, I think it was). The road might still be closed due to fire damage. I'd check with R.S.

 

Weather is supposed to be super-duper this weekend. I doubt you'll be c-c-c-old...unless you plan on hiking in your underwear. In which case, be sure to tell us where you'll be going so we can avoid running in to you. shocked.gifblush.gif

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Lambone said:

haha...werd. But Whitechuck is closed, and the other approaches are topo long...bigdrink.gif

 

C'mon candypants, dig out yer runnin' shoes and prepare to suffer--you know you love it cheeburga_ron.gif

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Ingalls TH is open and there's no reason you can't approach Stuart that way. There was an inch of snow at Ingalls Pass yesterday.

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cool, thanks slothrop...sounds like a dusting, not to bad, but time for boots maybe...

 

devilboy...I mean posterboy...go stuff it you knappyheaded suffermachine...this ain't the Winds were talkin 'bout.

 

too bad the Eldo approach is shut down...I have heard of this nice little late fall route up there...

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The Eldo road isn't shut down completely. You just have to walk about another mile along the road to reach the Eldorado trailhead. Don't let that stop you.

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Lambone said:

Hey folks, man I'm jones'n to climb in the Cascades...

 

I might make the 8 hour drive to Seattle tonight to meet my old bud and go get k-k-k-cold in the mountains. Any recomendations on routes do-able in 2 days?

 

North Cascades is out, any info on Stuart range access and conditions? Whats the weather lookin like up there?

 

Thanks,

Bone

 

Sorry, dude, I hear the Mountaineers reserved the Stuart Range this weekend. They're mass-top-rope seiging Stuart, Colchuck, and Dragontail. But, they said it was OK because they warned everyone before hand that they "have this range."

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Paco said:

The Eldo road isn't shut down completely. You just have to walk about another mile along the road to reach the Eldorado trailhead. Don't let that stop you.

 

isn't the road closed at mile 14?

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Something like that, but the whole road is what, 20 miles back to the parking lot at the end, and the Eldorado trailhead is somewhere around 3-5 miles before that. Walk, or ride a bike, along the road from where it's blocked off for approx 40 minutes and you'll be there. No big deal. Maybe it's 2 miles but it's easy walking on the road.

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There is a gate at a small "borrow pit" that seems to me was about at the mile post that you suggest, Paco, and you are right that it is really not all that far of a road walk from there to the Eldorado Creek trailhead.

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mattp said:

There is a gate at a small "borrow pit" that seems to me was about at the mile post that you suggest, Paco, and you are right that it is really not all that far of a road walk from there to the Eldorado Creek trailhead.

 

"trailhead" of course, being a very loose description smile.gif

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mattp said:

There is a gate at a small "borrow pit" that seems to me was about at the mile post that you suggest, Paco, and you are right that it is really not all that far of a road walk from there to the Eldorado Creek trailhead.

 

rousch creek is also a decent approach. the mileposts confuse me; i wonder if they start counting at cascade pass.

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I'd call that Eldorado Creek approach pretty much of a trail, Mr. K. I don't think I'd say the same for Roush Creek, but I've never been that way.

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