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PostMon Mar 25, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Killer photos as always man!! That moon is something else for sure and the sunburst photo is pretty sweet!! cheers.gif  Well played sir!

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PostMon Mar 25, 2019 8:25 pm 
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silence, RichP, GaliWalker, Stefan, ozzy, thank you so much!  Nordique, that is high praise I really appreciate that.   I'll probably start a dedicated photography website within the next year or two but nothing official yet.  Just 'awilsondc' on all the popular sites (instagram, 500px, flickr...).  Thank you again!

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Reminds me of my first, "Super", something moon hike. Think it was the "Super Duper Purple Mega Moon" or something like that.

Exactly!  I keep waiting for the Super -d- Duper Colossal Dragon Moon of Endor, or the Ginormous Pale Kitten Moon but I guess you gotta just take what you can get, right?!  lol.gif
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PostMon Mar 25, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Spectacular photos!   What special memories you will have from this hike in a full moon.
Did you happen to notice if the look ok ut was exposed? In this snow season, I would guess that is is not completely covered li i.m e it is some years. ( it was completely out when I hiked up in January).

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PostTue Mar 26, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Brushbuffalo wrote:
Did you happen to notice if the look ok ut was exposed?

I didn't.  I think it was Steph Abegg's report that suggested it was quite a ways away from the true summit and that it was buried when they were there and they couldn't find it.  I didn't care to try to since it's quite a bit lower than the true summit and I had no sunglasses.  I searched through my pictures from up there and I couldn't see any sign of it.
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PostTue Mar 26, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Aaron, indeed the Sourdough lookout is a ways south of the summit. Steph asked me if it was visible when I hiked to Sourdough in January, and it was definitely standing clear of burial. It isn't really prominent from Sourdough summit, however, so it may be still 'out' now.
But this is a minor point compared to the fact that your pictures are phenomenal!

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PostTue Mar 26, 2019 9:10 pm 
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I was up there in January on 2018 and I could see the lookout from the exposed section on the north-south ridge.
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PostThu Apr 18, 2019 12:02 pm 
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possibly looking to do this on sunday as an over nighter or maybe two nights...is the winter route up the ridge pretty straigtforward and safe?  The crux on the ridge is the only thing concerning me if it gets loose up there.  From what i can tell from other reports and a map of their route, you go off the main trail and head north around 3800ft, west of the summer trail.  Im waiting on hearing the avalanche conditions from NWAC tomorrow at noon.  Any thoughts?
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PostThu Apr 18, 2019 12:04 pm 
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stay on ridge.
stay off cornices.
things are as safe as you and the weather and the snowpack make them

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PostThu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 pm 
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the weather looks pretty great at the moment. sunny and low wind
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PostThu Apr 18, 2019 12:13 pm 
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Dr. T wrote:
the weather looks pretty great at the moment. sunny and low wind

https://www.nwac.us/

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PostThu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Dr. T wrote:
Im waiting on hearing the avalanche conditions from NWAC tomorrow at noon.  Any thoughts?

I suspect the route should be good by Sunday, although fresh precipitation is expected Thursday night / Friday morning.  It's looking like it might be rain for that elevation though, but I'd check and make sure if I were you.  It is pretty straight forward and in trees most of the way until you get up on the ridge.  There are a couple parts you need to be cautions of and it sounds like you are aware of that.  Definitely wait for the avalanche forecast announcement before making the go / no go decision.
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PostFri Apr 19, 2019 12:28 pm 
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so just read the NWAC report...doesnt sound like i need to alter my plans but just be careful and observe the conditions while im up there...stay away from sagging cornices or be wary of wet and punchy snow.  The mountain forcast site has freezing levels at the elevation we will be around so that could reduce avalanche danger.
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PostSun May 19, 2019 9:27 am 
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awilsondc wrote:
Bootpathguy wrote:
Reminds me of my first, "Super", something moon hike. Think it was the "Super Duper Purple Mega Moon" or something like that.

Exactly!  I keep waiting for the Super -d- Duper Colossal Dragon Moon of Endor, or the Ginormous Pale Kitten Moon but I guess you gotta just take what you can get, right?!  lol.gif


https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/17/world/blue-moon-trnd-scn/index.html

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PostSun May 19, 2019 10:09 am 
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^^^ Blue Flower Moon!!!  Awesome!  It's not "super" though, which is a bummer.   hmmm.gif  embarassedlaugh.gif  I guess they can't all be super colossal spectacular spectacles of the night sky.   rolleyes.gif
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