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WrongBridge
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PostTue May 27, 2003 7:18 pm 
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Hey everybody,



Tasslehouf and I used the memorial day weekend to go to low divide. The trip was wonderful! We got a late start on Sat. it was about 12 noon. Made it to Elip Creek with a few showers but not to wet. From there we decided to push on to trapper shelter with the rain diminishing.  We still had some daylight left so we pushed on to the twelve mile shelter just before the river crossing.  I It was late getting into the shelter area and it was raining again so we stayed in the shelter with another hiker and the mice! frown.gif  Woke up late sun. partly from the mice and the twelve mile push biggrin.gif  We decided to day hike into the divide so we headed out about noon. The river crossing wasn't bad at all, it was about knee deep but real cold! We then started the switchbacks up to the divide and didn't hit deep snow until the first livestock gate.  The meadows in the divide are all under about 4-6 feet of snow but the giant rock in the middle (which my family calls marmot rock) was high and dry. The waterfalls were all at maximum flow and the sun broke out for awhile making the valley a beautiful site to behold. We trudged and fell through the snow over to the ranger station and the campsites at the north end of the valley. We ate a quick snack and decided not to go over and see lake mary & margaret because it was starting to get later. After following our footsteps back down through the meadows we made our way back down to the twelve mile shelter. On our way back down we meet a fellow hiker who had tried to hike the skyline but made the wise decision not to go through with it. Mon. we hiked back out to the trail head with nice weather all the way. All in all the trail is in pretty good shape with just a few blow downs. I will get some pics. soon, I don't have a digital camera but tasslehouf did so you'll have to wait for the pics.

I plan on doing this hike again soon but going all the way through to the Port Angles side. So if there is anyone who wants to tag along let me know. WrongBridge

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PostTue May 27, 2003 10:40 pm 
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This was an amazingly beautiful trip!  up.gif
As soon as I can work out the soreness  bawl.gif  I'll have some amazing pictures posted for those who are intereted.
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PostThu May 29, 2003 1:04 am 
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Ack well turns out my lense was dirty for about half the pictures  rant.gif  but I posted some anyway!  tongue.gif
http://community.webshots.com/album/74819582GBrExa?912
enjoy  up.gif
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PostThu May 29, 2003 6:33 am 
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I'd be screaming too if I was standing barefoot in that water crossing!! Good shot wink.gif

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PostThu May 29, 2003 9:06 am 
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sarbar wrote:
I'd be screaming too if I was standing barefoot in that water crossing!! Good shot wink.gif

Several days ago I was wading Graves Creek in the Quinault Valley at dawn. Water was swift and getting up to my err...crotch. I kept trying to get on my tiptoes and trying to dance across to keep my "boys" out of that spinning, deathly cold maelstrom of hydrogen and oxygen. No luck...by the time I got to the far bank, my voice was the same pitch as the Water Ouzel that was screeching like some kind of smart-aleck as he "cruised missiled" his way down the creek.  mad.gif

Can you feel my pain?  bawl.gif

I love to whine.  huh.gif
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PostThu May 29, 2003 10:58 am 
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Larry wrote:
sarbar wrote:
I'd be screaming too if I was standing barefoot in that water crossing!! Good shot wink.gif

Several days ago I was wading Graves Creek in the Quinault Valley at dawn. Water was swift and getting up to my err...crotch. I kept trying to get on my tiptoes and trying to dance across to keep my "boys" out of that spinning, deathly cold maelstrom of hydrogen and oxygen. No luck...by the time I got to the far bank, my voice was the same pitch as the Water Ouzel that was screeching like some kind of smart-aleck as he "cruised missiled" his way down the creek.  mad.gif

Can you feel my pain?  bawl.gif

I love to whine.  huh.gif

You've got some icecubes...er, balls there my friend.  I certainly wouldn't get mine in water that cold... eek.gif

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PostThu May 29, 2003 11:59 am 
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I can kind of semi-top that--when hiking down Wenas Creek on a fish catching, frog killing expedition-I was probably skipping school-  I was wading down the creek when I came across a new wire stretched across the creek-without thinking I stepped over the wire with my right leg then lightly touched the wire in the crotch area--It was ELECTRIFIED. eek.gif
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PostThu May 29, 2003 1:58 pm 
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Dslayer wrote:
I can kind of semi-top that--when hiking down Wenas Creek on a fish catching, frog killing expedition-I was probably skipping school-  I was wading down the creek when I came across a new wire stretched across the creek-without thinking I stepped over the wire with my right leg then lightly touched the wire in the crotch area--It was ELECTRIFIED. eek.gif

I concede to your pain, Dslayer.  suuure.gif
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PostFri May 30, 2003 6:42 am 
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Hey, Wrongbridge, you should change your name to NoBridge! biggrin.gif Sounds like a great hike!

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