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Dru

Indian Summer

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Not quite fall but...

 

You get

 

Cold nights

Warm days

Pretty colours

Sticky rubber

Dead bugs

No sunburns

Hibernating snafflehounds

 

Downsides are shorter days and you might meet hunters and get shot.

 

But its still good time of year. good for cragging, alpine, alpine ice; everything except north facing alpine rock, snow sports and power tanning.

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Not counting autosigs, anyone want to venture a guess at ho long it will be before someone starts at thread on when the first FRESHIES will fall? [sleep]

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quote:

Originally posted by Dru:

Not quite fall but...

 

You get

 

Cold nights

Warm days

Pretty colours

Sticky rubber

Dead bugs

No sunburns

Hibernating snafflehounds


don't forget cuddling with your cat. [smile]

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Dontcha mean cuddling with some stout? [big Drink]

Cos there's nothing that says fall like falling leaves in Squamish and a pint o Porter at the pub [smile]

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quote:

Originally posted by thelawgoddess:

quote:

Originally posted by Dru:

Not quite fall but...

 

You get

 

Cold nights

Warm days

Pretty colours

Sticky rubber

Dead bugs

No sunburns

Hibernating snafflehounds


don't forget cuddling with your cat.
[smile]
meow

 

cats dont like owners who take off for 2 week roadtrips with no warning. [Eek!]

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Anyone see that climbing dog on TV the other day? Pulled off some sweet paw jambs and hind leg stems on a 5.6-ish looking crack! Unbelievable.

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Originally posted by fern:

take cat with you. I saw someone at Smith with a cat on a leash once
[laf]

I saw a guy walking his cat in the Smoke Bluffs once.

 

It would be great for keeping Snafflehounds under control in the alpine! And if you had a pet cougar you would be able to climb up Rainier or Si without getting stuck behind Scotteryx party [laf]

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we met some nut on potash road outside moab a couple of years ago.....he had cats wandering all around his squatter camp.....said they killed snakes and rats...only thing dogs were good for was the food....then he told us once the us was destroyed maybe our rappelling skills might be hlpful to reach the new cliff dwellings...

 

he had some great reading too....

 

if i can find the pic i secretly took of him, i will post it...

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quote:

Originally posted by erik:

we met some nut on potash road outside moab a couple of years ago.....he had cats wandering all around his squatter camp.....said they killed snakes and rats...only thing dogs were good for was the food....then he told us once the us was destroyed maybe our rappelling skills might be hlpful to reach the new cliff dwellings...

 

he had some great reading too....

 

if i can find the pic i secretly took of him, i will post it...

dude sounds like chongo only moreso. did he offer you a toke?

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while in Banff last winter a woman brought her cat ice climbing- wrapped around her neck on the hike in and cuddled up in a nice down jacket while she climbed!

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just don'y get 'em caught in your belay device [Eek!] Friend of mine once got a large chunk of her hair (head that is) caught in her ATC while lowering me in Yosemite [Eek!] her head just got closer and closer to the atc!

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Originally posted by Dru:

dude sounds like chongo only moreso. did he offer you a toke?

Chongo --being the total bogart that he is-- would never share his stash.

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I have found that my cats don't give a rats ass how long we are gone for as long as someone shows up from time to time to feed them food. Leashed trained cats can be fun,except mine equate the leash with the vet [Eek!] bad training on my part I am sure [Razz]

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from personal experience growing up with cats, they don't understand the concept of a leash. Better to get one on those cat straightjackets the vets have to give shots. Just a tube with a bawling cat head sticking out the top! pretty funny. Maybe w/ a biner on the back you could clip it to your gear loops during day and let it out at bivies for snaffle protection? [Confused]

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quote:

Originally posted by freeclimb9:

quote:

Originally posted by Dru:

dude sounds like chongo only moreso. did he offer you a toke?

Chongo --being the total bogart that he is-- would never share his stash.
He sure is happy to help you smoke some of yours though...

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Our cat associates the leash with getting to go outside. I wouldn't say he loves it - he just never learned otherwise. Walking a cat, however, does take a bit of patience. [Roll Eyes]

 

And don't let anyone tell you cats can't be trained to do tricks... [rockband]

 

-t

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