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Mesahchie Mark
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 3:30 pm 
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The route to Dirty Harry's Peak seems to be earning the title "most hated trail" as of late, at least among TNAB'ers.  The former logging road is rocky and often resembles a streambed.  Nonetheless, TNAB showed up in force to give it a go - woo hoo!

We last gathered at Exit 38 just a month ago to visit the Balcony.  On that trip, over 20 people showed up.  This time, we numbered 14:

Andrew Chris M. Chris S. Damian Daniel
Don Erin Heidi Joanna John
Maridee Nikolai Yet Yours Truly
(three dogs, too)

We started promptly at 6:00 PM.  Once on the trail, our group quickly began to stretch out.  I took the precautionary step to place wands at strategic locations to aid the unfamiliar.

At the main switch just under eastern talus field, the trail literally turned into a stream.  Fortunately (heh), that quickly turned to snow at around 3500 ft el (I'm guessing).  From there, it was follow the footsteps to the summit.

The soggy and chilly advance squad reached the "summit" right at 8:00 PM.  The views were...non-existent.  Our reward - brownies!

Needless to say, we didn't stick around long, and quickly turned our sights downhill.  Mercifully, the hike ended just after 10:00 PM.  Ahhhh...you can bet we won't be back for a while!

Notes:
Don (Malachai Constant) successfully located the "Museum"
Erin and Maridee wisely chose to visit the Balcony instead
Andrew drove all the way from Bremerton to join us...cool!
The brownies were delicious, as usual  smile.gif

Next Hike:  Mt Si via the old trail

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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 3:45 pm 
"...and I'm never coming back!"
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My Favorite Trailhead
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My Favorite Trailhead
Daniel, Chris, Chris
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Daniel, Chris, Chris
Heidi & Damian
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Heidi & Damian
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 3:49 pm 
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Damian you are so stylin' in those purple shorts! Who knew?

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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 3:49 pm 
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Yes, I consider myself rather dashing in them.

How the heck did it happen that I didn't recognize Mal.   Guess it had been a few years since Camp Buster.  Oh well.

Great folks.  I finally can say I've done a TNAB.

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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 3:57 pm 
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Damian wrote:
I finally can say I've done a TNAB.

But you haven't had a brownie, yet.
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 4:44 pm 
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 5:26 pm 
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At the summit...

Dirty Harry's Peak (in the clouds)
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 6:18 pm 
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lol.gif  lol.gif  Alright Yet.  I'm bringin'  my pom poms next time.

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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 6:33 pm 
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Don't those things wag along with you everywhere you go?  confused.gif

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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 6:49 pm 
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Great workout everyone.
My friend Blake and I showed up at parking lot at 7 pm and decided to settle down for Balcony. It was the 1st TNAB hike for both of us. I do have the pictures of all the people at Balcony. If you send me an email, I will forwrd you the pics:)
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 7:37 pm 
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I had a great time. Had a little trouble getting up for work at 6am though. And I ache a bit. See you next week. -Andrew

That streambed trail Mark was talking about
That streambed trail Mark was talking about
Daniel and Chris. Even though they are behind me here, they kicked my butt to the top.
Daniel and Chris. Even though they are behind me here, they kicked my butt to the top.
That stupid snow towards the top. My socks were SOAKED.
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That stupid snow towards the top. My socks were SOAKED.
I got a picture of the view on the way up. I timed it perfectly with the 10 seconds of sun that we got.
I got a picture of the view on the way up. I timed it perfectly with the 10 seconds of sun that we got.
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PostFri Apr 27, 2007 10:01 pm 
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ADrewzki wrote:
Had a little trouble getting up for work at 6am though.

Next time stay in bed!  up.gif
It was nice to meet you, I'm glad you had a good time. smile.gif
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PostSat Apr 28, 2007 10:34 am 
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6am? Slacker! I got up at 5am AND was stupid enough to try to go to the gym at lunch. shakehead.gif I gotta cash in those 15 weeks of sick time I have...
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PostSat Apr 28, 2007 1:52 pm 
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moosefish wrote:
6am? Slacker! I got up at 5am AND was stupid enough to try to go to the gym at lunch. shakehead.gif I gotta cash in those 15 weeks of sick time I have...

Oh look at me! I'm so super buff and pretty!  lol.gif
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