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Gary_Yngve

[TR] Glacier Peak- Cool/Disappointment 7/24/2005

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Climb: Glacier Peak-Cool/Disappointment

 

Date of Climb: 7/24/2005

 

Trip Report:

Saturday:

 

7:00 AM - We ate some homebaked cookies.

 

9:00 AM - We ate some berries.

 

11:00 AM - We cached our sneakers for the return and put on boots.

 

1:00 PM - We swam in a glacial lake. One of us mounted an iceberg.

 

2:00 PM - We saw (and heard) an F-15 flying about 500 feet over our heads.

 

3:00 PM - We suntanned for a while.

 

6:00 PM - We drank some Cap'n.

 

8:45 PM - One of us watched the sun set.

 

Sunday:

 

4:00 AM - One of us played the 10-minute why-won't-the-F'in-contact-go-in game?

 

5:45 AM - We watched the peaks all around us light at sunrise.

 

7:30 AM - Happily hid behind a boulder and out of the fierce wind to put crampons back on.

 

8:00 AM - Wind magically stops.

 

8:45 AM - One of us took an orgasmic dump.

 

11:00 AM - We drank some Cap'n.

 

12:30 PM - Some of us swam, some of us bouldered, some of us took photos.

 

2:00 PM - We swapped wet socks and boots for dry socks and sneakers.

 

3:45 PM - We ate some berries.

 

4:00 PM - One of us took an orgasmic dump.

 

5:45 PM - We ate some homebaked cookies.

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Nice TR. Captures those key moments of the trip. I'd like to add:

 

10:00 pm - Snaffle attacks.

 

and:

 

12:00 am - 1/2 the group relocates to outside the tent to avoid the rain.

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what, no photo's!

A topo showing the dump sites would be helpful too moon.gif

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There will be photos a few days later. I digitally postprocess all my photos, which takes longer.

 

Though I didn't mention it in my original post, because it didn't fit in with the style, conditions were about as perfect as they could get. The trail has been recently brushed. The Whitechuck basin is either snow-free or dry dying glacier. Running water in the basin and at Glacier Gap. Only a few crevasses, excellent cramponing. Go bag it next weekend! (I'd even dare say that some sick bastard could do it in a day.)

 

We saw only six other people in the Whitechuck basin / on Glacier Peak the entire weekend.

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Nice TR. Captures those key moments of the trip. I'd like to add:

 

10:00 pm - Snaffle attacks.

 

And at 10 PM on FOX, "When Snaffles Attack."

 

 

Shoutouts to Ben Long, Brian Polagye, and Aaron Zabriskie for the good times I shared with them this past weekend.

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zgully.jpg

where you drop into the Whitechuck Basin

 

zbenjump.jpg

the sad state of the Whitechuck Glacier

 

ziceberg.jpg

Ben mounting the iceberg

 

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Gary swimming in the lake

 

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Whitechuck Basin at sunset

 

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Chiwawa Range at sunset

 

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sunset

 

zhue.jpg

hue over the Dakobed

 

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Daniel and Hinman at sunrise

 

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Monte Cristos at sunrise

 

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Mountain Loop peaks at sunrise

 

zben.jpg

group photo

 

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roped up on the glacier

 

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roped up on the glacier

 

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roped up on the glacier

 

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the summit as seen from Disappointment Peak

 

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Ben on the summit

 

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Brian on the summit

 

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looking south from the summit

 

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Ben and Rainier

 

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Whitechuck Basin on the way down

 

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Glacier Peak from the dry dying Whitechuck Glacier

 

zheather.jpg

purple heather

 

zheather2.jpg

purple heather

 

zsloan.jpg

Sloan from White Pass

 

zmontecristos.jpg

Monte Cristos from White Pass

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Yeah, inspiring photos. Thanks.

Could you give me any beta on your approach? Trail, bushwack, road condition, etc. And roundtrip mileage?

thanks

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TLG: I used a Canon S410. On many of the shots, I bracketed at 0 and -1 and digitally aligned them afterward, then applying a digital split filter. And then tweak curves, saturate colors, etc. Maybe even some more drastic edits to improve composition.

 

PVD: Sloan Creek Campground -> NF Sauk -> Mackinaw Shelter -> White Pass -> climbers path -> cross ridge -> Whitechuck Basin -> Glacier Gap -> Disappointment Peak Cleaver -> Gerdine -> Cool -> S Ridge -> summit

Road's fine. No bushwhacking. Roundtrip mileage... maybe 34 miles, about 22 miles on trail/nice climbers path?

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your purple heather photos are especially awesome, but great pics in general!

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TLG: I used a Canon S410. On many of the shots, I bracketed at 0 and -1 and digitally aligned them afterward, then applying a digital split filter. And then tweak curves, saturate colors, etc. Maybe even some more drastic edits to improve composition.

well, i have the same camera, so whatever you're doing is making a big difference. please tell me more about what you're doing!!! (sent you a pm.)

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yeah those are Velvia-like pictures from a digital camera, really nice!

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TLG: I used a Canon S410. On many of the shots, I bracketed at 0 and -1 and digitally aligned them afterward, then applying a digital split filter. And then tweak curves, saturate colors, etc. Maybe even some more drastic edits to improve composition.

 

 

I too have the same camera and have not seen colors like that since I used Velvia. Would you mind please detailing some of the above mumbo jumbo for us? Is all that possible with just the s410 or do you need after-market stuff?

 

Thanks!

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We intended to follow the same route as these guys. We got to the Whitechuch Basin and then CLOUDS CLOUDS RAIN! We were forced to retreat through nearly a whiteout. I have pics, I'll convert and upload them. They are pretty good.

 

I'd like to come back and do Sloan or Glacier for sure. Those are both BEAUTIFUL peaks. SLoan, is quite impressive.

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Clintoris, when did you attempt? We are going to give the same route a shot this weekend. I have the route programmed into the GPS, so hopefully we can proceed through inclement weather, we'll see... bigdrink.gif

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