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Where has summer gone?

Summertime is...  

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  1. 1. Summertime is...

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What in the world is happening? TR's about snowfall on routes, fresh snow on summits, shivering... where has summer gone?

 

We went to Tieton this past weekend, which I usually reserve for October but it just felt right, somehow.

 

 

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Over...sadly. I just hope it transitions to ski season quickly. None of this in-between crap.

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You guys are way to pessimistic. It's pretty common to get a couple weeks of showery weather in late August/early Sept, then clear out for another 2-4 weeks of beautiful fall weather.

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There will still be good days to be had. No one is allowed to use weather as an excuse for not getting out this year. I cant remember being rained on in the mountains for more than an hour this summer, and I was out there some.

Less snow is good for fall/winter alpine, more snow means pow turns, and in the mean time it's rock season on this side of the mountains. In short, whatever happens will probably be awesome.

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Given 'summer' didn't start until July this year and East winds in the Gorge are singing their song a month earlier than normal I'd say we're fucked with weather kicking in beginning of October like last year. Hope that isn't the case, but not holding my breath for more either. Make the best of every day out you get at this point.

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we'll see... i'm hopeful for a naitive american summer - feels like we just got started in the gorge! but i wouldn't mind if i got to use the tools early this year, either :)

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I climbed EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND between the end of May and the beginning of September. I never once got weathered out of a trip and conditions were generally fucking rad.

 

EVERY year people complain about the weather all summer and then complain that summer is over the first rain we get in September. With fall coming, pretty soon people can switch to complaining about how the snow is not the right consistency.

 

Whiners gonna whine.

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Maybe you were out doing snow & ice alpine or out the desert, but June was the worst for rock climbing here in pdx since '87 when I moved out. It hasn't been a typical or good year - it's been a short one.

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I climbed EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND between the end of May and the beginning of September. I never once got weathered out of a trip and conditions were generally fucking rad.

 

EVERY year people complain about the weather all summer and then complain that summer is over the first rain we get in September. With fall coming, pretty soon people can switch to complaining about how the snow is not the right consistency.

 

Whiners gonna whine.

 

Summer's over. Climb other shit in the Fall and Winter :-)

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Given 'summer' didn't start until July this year and East winds in the Gorge are singing their song a month earlier than normal I'd say we're fucked with weather kicking in beginning of October like last year. Hope that isn't the case, but not holding my breath for more either. Make the best of every day out you get at this point.

Great attitude. :tup:

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EVERY year people complain about the weather all summer and then complain that summer is over the first rain we get in September. With fall coming, pretty soon people can switch to complaining about how the snow is not the right consistency.

 

Whiners gonna whine.

 

No whining at all. The summer or whatever its called reminded me of that in Siberia.

 

Water ice in July in the PNW anyone?

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Except for the polar days of course :)

no doubt the reason russians make such fine drunks - who can stop drinking when the sun doesn't go down all summer? :)

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