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PostSat Feb 17, 2007 10:02 pm 
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I'm not a thief!!!
I'm not a thief!!!
I was framed
I was framed
I'm innocent!
I'm innocent!

Sadie - aka "The Thief" - was seen on Arrowhead Mountain today.  There was some suspicious activity.
He gave it to me . . . .
He gave it to me . . . .
Not a felon - asking permission
Not a felon - asking permission

She maintains there were others involved.
Accomplices - a squeeze play  (HJ - the magnet)
Accomplices - a squeeze play  (HJ - the magnet)

and that all of her treats were rewards - stealing was not involved.
Sanctioned cookie
Sanctioned cookie

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OK, OK - the Driver had to get your attention somehow - because there likely will be about 8 trip reports about Arrowhead today.  All from our group.  Stats and pics follow.

Beautiful day.  We met (all TWELVE of us!) at the Stevens Pass Nordic center around 8:50 a.m.  Group included Opus and his two friends; Geo Tom; Carol - Silly Traveler; Kolleen & Bob - Trail Pair; Brad and Joanna - White Dog; Jim K; the Driver; Skier Rick; - and the four-legged friends Jasper, Holly and Sadie.  We consolidated gear and people into a fewer number of cars and shuttled to the trailhead.  You have to drive a couple of miles to a pull out on the north side of the road to park.  No longer can you park at the DOT maintenance shed - which would give you access to the western ascent to Arrowhead.  We knew parking would be at a premium- and it was.  There was one other group parked at the same spot and the three of them were headed to Arrowhead, too.  We crossed Hwy 2 to get on our way at 9:15 a.m. or so.
Snowshoes on at the start - Hiker Jim here
Snowshoes on at the start - Hiker Jim here
Gearing up just off of Hwy 2 east of DOT Maintenance barn
Gearing up just off of Hwy 2 east of DOT Maintenance barn

Before long we reached the railroad tracks and then headed up.
Railroad tracks - heading east
Railroad tracks - heading east
Heading up into the woods
Heading up into the woods

We were on "A" route - not "THE" route - but a route none-the-less.  We climbed and climbed through the trees; along a creek and finally onto an avi chute - which was rock hard.
Avi debris off of Arrowhead
Avi debris off of Arrowhead
Brad heading up steep slope towards ridge
Brad heading up steep slope towards ridge
Carol (Silly Traveler) heading up the slope
Carol (Silly Traveler) heading up the slope

We were too far west . . .
Foreground - the ridge we were supposed to be on!
Foreground - the ridge we were supposed to be on!

We got above the avi chute and into some very, very steep areas that required an ice ax for ascending.  Opus had one, but his friends did not, so they chose to turn back at this point - we were still a good 1/2 mile from the ridge that would lead to the summit - even though we were already at 5000'+.  K and the Driver took turns breaking trail, since they were the only ones that didn't break through and slide with each step and could make some steps for the others.  Finally, we reached the ridge and found a nice spot for a bite to eat.
Lunch break at the ridge
Lunch break at the ridge
Awesome view to Chiwaukums
Awesome view to Chiwaukums

From here, it was an easy ridge walk to the summit - where we saw the party that was parked down on Hwy 2 by us.  I think our group of now 9 was a bit overwhelming for them!  But, thank you for the wonderful trail you made and that we were able to follow all the way back along the ridge and down - without having to re-trace our own "route".  Stats for the day:  3400' gain; 7 miles(?) RT; 6+ hours car-to-car - many false starts and route revisions that delayed us.  But it was such a beautiful day and the views were so stellar - who cares?  Everyone got back safely.  Rain greeted us back in Seattle - glad we got this one in.  up.gif  Sadie is resting comfortably under house arrest!  embarassedlaugh.gif  Here are some pics to enjoy.  agree.gif
Geo Tom and Jasper at summit of Arrowhead - Rock Mtn. behind
Geo Tom and Jasper at summit of Arrowhead - Rock Mtn. behind
Carol (Silly Traveler) reaching summit of Arrowhead
Carol (Silly Traveler) reaching summit of Arrowhead
Skier Rick reaching summit of Arrowhead
Skier Rick reaching summit of Arrowhead
Brad, Kolleen and Joanna with Chiwaukums behind
Brad, Kolleen and Joanna with Chiwaukums behind
Views (south)
Views (south)
Views (east)
Views (east)
Glacier, Rock, Henry and Mastiff peaks looking north from Arrowhead
Glacier, Rock, Henry and Mastiff peaks looking north from Arrowhead
Jim Hill (pointy peak) with the ridge we were on last weekend
Jim Hill (pointy peak) with the ridge we were on last weekend
Bob shooting his feet - why?
Bob shooting his feet - why?
Silly Traveler snapping a pic of Jake (Jim Hill behind him)
Silly Traveler snapping a pic of Jake (Jim Hill behind him)
HJ giving ST directions back to the car
HJ giving ST directions back to the car
Geo Tom showing Hiker Jim where Seattle is
Geo Tom showing Hiker Jim where Seattle is
Summit Sadie with Chiwaukams behind
Summit Sadie with Chiwaukams behind
Dog People I
Dog People I
Dog People II
Dog People II
Carol heading down the ridge
Carol heading down the ridge
Bob demonstrating to Joanna the fine art of the descent on snowshoes  -- Sadie adding commentary to the lesson
Bob demonstrating to Joanna the fine art of the descent on snowshoes  -- Sadie adding commentary to the lesson
K and Rick heading down ridge
K and Rick heading down ridge

Hikers leaving the summit:
Cool shadows of us against snow pack stuck in a tree
Cool shadows of us against snow pack stuck in a tree

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PostSat Feb 17, 2007 10:29 pm 
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Did Skier Rick get some turns?  I was over at Stevens Pass resort today enjoying nice full-on spring conditions.
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PostSat Feb 17, 2007 10:59 pm 
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Supersweet!  Way to get after it, all y'all.  I'm pretty sure I've seen one or more of those pooches on a 'most wanted' poster.  What is the reward for turning them in?
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PostSat Feb 17, 2007 11:05 pm 
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Sure beats grading midterms... Your Thursday night libations must have gladdened the weather gods: the light in some of those pics is exquisite. 2DD
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PostSat Feb 17, 2007 11:39 pm 
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I am immensely jealous of such great weather. I have a feeling I won't be nearly that lucky on Monday.
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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 7:51 am 
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Very nice, I'll have to get over and do Arrowhead at some point. up.gif  up.gif
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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 7:54 am 
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For those of you unaware of the recent felonious activities in the Cascades, here is the "Press Release" that started this all:

The Associated Press
Sadie (and her driver) have once again come under the scrutiny of local police.  Sadie recently was busted for sandwich theft on the Pratt Mountain trail and is already suspected in a new case involving chocolate chip cookies on Rattlesnake ridge.  This time it took the Sheriff’s Office several months to catch the elusive golden retriever.  A public appeal for help on WTA and NWhikers.net reaped hundreds of tips from hikers who had their food snatched.   Sadie is currently being held under house arrest in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle and prosecutors were being asked to consider additional lunch theft charges as more victims come forward.  The Sheriff’s Office said that Sadie may have had an accomplice in at least some of the crimes but detectives had not yet positively identified the driver of the getaway car.  "Trail Pair", long time acquaintances of Sadie say that she was always a well behaved golden retriever, impeccably groomed; a friendly and good natured dog.  “We never suspected a thing”, quipped Kolleen.  Undercover Deputy "Hiker Jim" said “She could win your trust and then steal your lunch as soon as you let your guard down”.  "Sadie’s driver"   couldn’t be reached for comment.
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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 8:02 am 
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Type E wrote:
I am immensely jealous of such great weather. I have a feeling I won't be nearly that lucky on Monday.

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The one really nice weather window for the week--and I spent it at the Forest Park picnic shelter grading knots on the Everett Mountaineers basic class fundamentals field trip. Oh, well...that is how I give back to an organization that has given so much to me.  agree.gif

Speaking of Mounties, the people that you overtook on the summit must have thought that's who you were, with their (mostly undeserved) reputation for large, solitude-shattering parties! clown.gif

Tomorrow looks like a washout, but I'm holding out for a happy surprise.  tongue.gif

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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 8:18 am 
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detekt:

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Did Skier Rick get some turns?  I was over at Stevens Pass resort today enjoying nice full-on spring conditions.

He did!  Crusty on top - icy elsewhere - but he was playing "dodge those trees" all the way down!

Magellan:  If you see a Golden - guard your sandwich!

2DD:   frown.gif

Type E:  Monday doesn't look good - but get above 2000' and at least it will be snow!

Wildernessed:  A definite  agree.gif  It was lovely up there and well worth the effort.

White Dog/J:  Sadie is in hiding.  We may be able only to do night hikes from now on!

Dacker:  Time well-spent, I'm sure.  Hopefully, that's not the last sun we will see until July!!  Have fun at Barclay if you go tomorrow - take your rain gear!   dizzy.gif

Great day in the mountains (be careful there - we did hear a HUGE avalanche across the valley from us).  s.d.

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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 8:24 am 
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Gah, such great weather and I didn't even get to the ridge for the views!  bawl.gif  embarassedlaugh.gif   Curse you Arrowhead mountain!  You haven't beaten me yet, I'll be back.  I'm already planning my "Arrowhead Mtn Revenge" trip next break in the weather!  biggrin.gif

On track
On track
What are you looking at?
What are you looking at?
Route pow-wow
Route pow-wow
Up the drainage
Up the drainage
Dogs
Dogs
Some tree-hugger
Some tree-hugger
Dogs
Dogs
My best view of the day...
My best view of the day...

It was great to finally get out with all of you guys!
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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 10:03 am 
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I don't have much to add other than a few photographs. Jasper had no comment regarding Sadie's lunch thefts as he was too busy chomping down on questionably obtained pieces of cheese.
On Arrowhead Mountain
On Arrowhead Mountain
Jasper wants some of Carol's cheese and crackers
Jasper wants some of Carol's cheese and crackers
View from Arrowhead Mountain
View from Arrowhead Mountain
A view south from Arrowhead Mountain
A view south from Arrowhead Mountain
Soapy on Arrowhead Mountain
Soapy on Arrowhead Mountain
Glacier Peak with Rock Mountain on the right
Glacier Peak with Rock Mountain on the right
Summit party on Arrowhead Mountain
Summit party on Arrowhead Mountain
Chiwaukum Mountains
Chiwaukum Mountains

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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 11:59 am 
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Opus -

Loved the route finding pic!  Question:  How many hikers does it take to read a map . . . ?  Answer:  Obviously several more!!!  But the end result was worth the misguided route!!!  s.d.

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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 2:24 pm 
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It was an awesome trip with a slight detour  hockeygrin.gif  This is a really nice summit with 360 degree views!  You really have to see this with your own eyes  hairy.gif  I'm glad we made it to the summit  dance.gif  It was a very challenging trip for me.  I now have a new elevation gain record for snowshoeing  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif  3300 ft. plus our detour ups and downs  smile.gif

Fun trip everyone, thanks for the company  agree.gif

Thanks to GeoTom for driving me  smile.gif  And yup, of course we got some Vinaccio hot chocolate afterwards  coffee.gif

half of the group
half of the group
half of the group
half of the group
mountains and highway 2
mountains and highway 2
check out the clouds
check out the clouds
clouds
clouds
me taking a picture of bob taking a picture of rick
me taking a picture of bob taking a picture of rick
jake and jim hill mountain
jake and jim hill mountain
what's going on here?
what's going on here?
on our way down
on our way down
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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 4:36 pm 
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What a great trip! It had it all! The only thing we can add is a few more photos. Since we descended by the normal route, we would guess that where we met the RR tracks was at least a mile east of where we parked.

An outstanding
Approaching the Arrowhead summit.
Approaching the Arrowhead summit.
Which mountain is behind Carol?
Which mountain is behind Carol?
Sloan Pk. from Arrowhead.
Sloan Pk. from Arrowhead.
Spot where we met RR track on descent.
Spot where we met RR track on descent.

view of the Chiwakums from this summit!

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PostSun Feb 18, 2007 4:41 pm 
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You forgot that awesome picture of K on the summit!!!

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