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Sadie's Driver
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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:52 pm   
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Ohhhh . . .  Aahhhhh . . . .  eek.gif


Absolutely stunning!  A nice little evening jaunt up the ridge to Kendall Nob to take in a gorgeous full moon.  My camera doesn't do it justice - but others got some nice pics that will be posted later. 

Got to the start (off of I-90 at the Hyak exit, go under the freeway and park where you legally can) a little later than the others (W-O-R-K is a four-letter word! Quite interesting changing your clothes in your car in the garage of your office building.). There was one other guy getting a late start too, who started up with us.  No snowshoes needed, but we had them on our packs.  Some skiers/snowboarders were coming down as we headed out.  It was dark (6:15 p.m.)  We guessed that folks were sticking to the road, so we didn't veer off toward the ridge.  Good thing, because we ran into Scott and yellow dog #2, Athena.  We were moving at a really good clip.  Now there were four of us.  Staying on the road, we ran into four more of our group and Yellow Dog #3 - Zeus.  Here we headed off the road and up the ridge to avoid all of the switchbacks.  Scott and his friend had done the route during the weekend, so he knew exactly where to go - and the track was pretty obvious. 

From here it got fairly steep and was pretty icy.  Glad I had my micro-spikes.  Others put on snowshoes, just for traction.  Before long, we popped out on a little bench.  Then a little more climbing through the trees to reach the Nob.


Absolutely lovely.  Don had left earlier than the rest of us and had taken the road up to the Nob.  So there were nine of us in all.  We had some "refreshments" - well, some had fire water and some had Russian Tea - and the three yellow dogs all got treats, while the two-legged creatures grabbed a bite to eat.  It had been quite pleasant and almost balmy lower down, but there was a little breeze and it was cooler at the Nob.  We lingered long enough for some pics and star gazing/mountain naming.  The moon disappeared into the clouds  bawl.gif  but it was a lovely evening.  Too soon, we headed back down and this time stayed mainly on the ridge until we were much lower down on the road, cutting off several switchbacks.  Back to the car about 9:00 p.m.  What a fun trip with a bunch of lunatics!  (After all, it WAS a full moon!)   lol.gif   Thanks for a great trip, Barb!   up.gif  up.gif  (Never did put on the snowshoes - that extra weight on the pack is good for training purposes.)  More pics to come.

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Post Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 pm   
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Looks like fun!  The moon pics are awesome!  agree.gif
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Post Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:51 am   
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S.D -Love your moon shots! none of mine worked out.
Not the "road walk" I expected. Instead a straight up shot that kicked my butt.  hockeygrin.gif
All worth it though for reaching the knob in no time and seeing the full moon rise above a mystical winter landscape.  up.gif  up.gif

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Post Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:39 pm   
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Now everyone hold still for 20 seconds:
Lunatiques by Zeusdaddy, on Flickr

Such Posers:
No Lift To The Top by Zeusdaddy, on Flickr
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Post Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:08 pm   
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BarbE wrote:

Food speaks louder than words!!!    lol.gif  winksmile.gif

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Post Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:46 pm   
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Great photos--looks like so much fun!  smile.gif

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Post Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:41 pm   
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up.gif  up.gif
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Post Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:53 pm   
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up.gif  up.gif  up.gif Right out of Robert Service

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Post Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:25 pm   
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Post Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:59 pm   
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Go Jo wrote:
Now everyone hold still for 20 seconds

OK, maybe I'm missing something but instead of shooting at ISO 200 why not...

ISO   Exposure (seconds)
400     10
800     5
1600   2.5
3200   1.25
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Post Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:27 pm   
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I was only carrying my iphone and forgot to even grab a self shot.
The group shot was the work of Zeusdaddy, maybe he just wanted to laugh at 9 people and their dogs trying to slowly count to 20 Mississippi?
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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:27 am   
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Go Jo wrote:

Very nice picture. Looks like a fun crowd. What's the rock in the background?
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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:21 pm   
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Rampart Ridge.  Awesome view of it, eh?  ~z
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