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Huron
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Huron
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PostFri May 18, 2007 12:24 am 
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This was an unusual TNAB in the sense that we were missing so many veterans. It was, however, a very typical TNAB in the sense that we all considered it a very enjoyable success (one of my favorite summits). Myself, Larry, Damon, Daniel(Winnie), Andrew and the SchmidtAltitude quartet started from Eastgate. Joeseph & Colleen, Steve and Dave met us at exit 38. Larry's car was already there, so we expected him to greet us at the summit.

After a short walk up the JWT, we found a few trails going South. I picked the one that looked the most memorable from last year. After walking 1/4 mile or so, it seemed that we were heading too far East and I recommended that we go back down to check for other trail heads. We did this, but after consulting the maps, realized that we were in fact on the right trail. It cost us about 20 minutes, so we got our second start from the trail head at 6:30.

The trail lead us past the climber's cliffs and toward the most challenging part of this hike. Larry called to let us know that he found a new way up avoiding the scramble over loose rock and slide alder, but we took the traditional steep ascent, fanning out to avoid rockfall. After reaching the ridge that leads to the summit, we found a few traces of snow (there were 6-8 feet on last year's hike) and a newly cleaned trail up the ridge. The whippets took the opportunity to roll in the snow while waiting for us to catch up. Larry's silouete could be seen 800 feet up as he stood on a rock at the summit. We shouted to him and snapped a few pictures.

Once at our destination, Dave brought out the tequila and lime. Steve passed out other libations (tiny bottles!) while Trisha surprised us all with a bag of home made brownies. Daniel had unusual dried fruit (what was that?). Plenty to share. Rainier was glowing. Chester Morse Lake could be seen below. We were on the summit for 30 minutes before turning back at 8:30pm. The scramble on the way down left its mark on Daniel after he got a handful of devil's club while attempting a vegetable belay. Otherwise, the trip was free of injury and mishap. We were back to the cars by 10:20. Too late for NBB&G even though a few were in the mood.

View from ridge
View from ridge
Mt Washington ridge climb
Mt Washington ridge climb
Tequila & lime
Tequila & lime
The scramble
The scramble
TNAB Crew
TNAB Crew
Mt. Washington Ridge climb
Mt. Washington Ridge climb
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ADrewzki
Snow angels are hot



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ADrewzki
Snow angels are hot
PostFri May 18, 2007 1:02 am 
Great hike
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Yep. Good hike after last week's mailbox massacre on my legs. Should've bought some gaiters or something. My legs are never going to heal at this rate. =) And now some pictures!
Getting ready!
Getting ready!
The Schmidts. Schmidtes?
The Schmidts. Schmidtes?
Hanging out while Chris gets back
Hanging out while Chris gets back
Chris forgot his radio! Silly guy.
Chris forgot his radio! Silly guy.
I dunno which direction I was pointing
I dunno which direction I was pointing
Getting close to the top
Getting close to the top
You could see this today
You could see this today
Sunset heading up
Sunset heading up
Colleen looks upset for having her pic taken
Colleen looks upset for having her pic taken
Tisha made brownies!
Tisha made brownies!
Had to take a pic of the FTA after last week
Had to take a pic of the FTA after last week
Sunset heading down
Sunset heading down
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Schmidt Altitude
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PostFri May 18, 2007 2:48 am 
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Got in not too long ago and will post some pics tomorrow.  The brownies were only leftovers made from a desperate craving for them as we didn't get any of Yet's that are so awesome!!!!  biggrin.gif  If you guys liked 'em, Tisha made them, if you disliked them, Jeremy made them.  Just kidding...Jeremy did make them  tongue.gif

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"Forest 101: These big wood stick things are called trees.  The big rocks are called mountains, and the little rocks are their babies."  Elliott from Open Season
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WildCelticRose
Oooh ! Shiny !



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WildCelticRose
Oooh ! Shiny !
PostFri May 18, 2007 6:24 am 
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Waaaaa !!!

I need one of my Tacoma buddies to start going on these trips again, so that I can go.

Although this week, my legs were still hammered from Tuesday's little jaunt up the Mailbox...

Great Piccies!

~L

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir
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Magellan
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PostFri May 18, 2007 7:28 am 
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Great stuff, guys.  Good for Andrew and Daniel jumping back on the horse!
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Mesahchie Mark
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Mesahchie Mark
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PostFri May 18, 2007 10:57 am 
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Great trip, everyone!  I so wished I could have been there - instead, I got to be an undercover Swede on Norway Day in Ballard.  paranoid.gif

Thanks for getting the TR posted so fast, CHR15!   up.gif

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Mesahchie Mark
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ADrewzki
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ADrewzki
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PostFri May 18, 2007 11:02 am 
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Mesahchie Mark wrote:
Thanks for getting the TR posted so fast, CHR15!   up.gif

Well of course! CHR15 is soooo l33t. Wouldn't expect anything else from Magnum. lol.gif
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PostFri May 18, 2007 12:00 pm 
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More pictures from another enjoyable TNAB excursion.  Bushwacking up the hill was interesting, especially trying to avoid a few tumbling rocks.  Sorry, Tisha! doh.gif
chris leading the way
chris leading the way
damon bushwacking
damon bushwacking
rowena leading the way
rowena leading the way
tisha & jeremy following whippets' technique!
tisha & jeremy following whippets' technique!
summit tequila & lime!
summit tequila & lime!
fading Rainier
fading Rainier
chester morse lake
chester morse lake
larry heading down
larry heading down
summit sunset
summit sunset
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PostFri May 18, 2007 5:05 pm 
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Greetings all,
Here is the route that we took. The vegetable belays were a big help on the bushwhacks. Double click on the map to get the full sized view. I've marked where the bushwhack started and stopped. If any one wants the .tpo files for any of the hikes that I have gone on with the group, let me know. I'll try to post a few pics tonight or tomorrow if any that I took are worth a damn. The tequila thing worked out pretty well. Not sure what kind of hooch to bring next week. Suggestions?
Mt Washington route
Mt Washington route
Tequilla Sunset
Tequilla Sunset

Tread Well
Dave Schultz

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Schmidt Altitude
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PostFri May 18, 2007 5:46 pm 
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Ditto on the great trip!  Very fun company (really glad to have met everyone  biggrin.gif) and good scrambling/brushy stuff.  Chris, our fearless leader, we never doubted your route lol.gif.  Dave - Hornitos - you rock!!!!! Very awesome treat.  Yukon222 (Steve), no worries - the whippets kicked up more rocks than you did!  Tisha's leg doesn't hurt at all. smile.gif  Look forward to more fun-fillled TNAB's!

Larry waiting for us at the top
Larry waiting for us at the top
Scrambling up the brush
Scrambling up the brush
View close to the top
View close to the top
Rowena has two tails!!
Rowena has two tails!!
Here comes Damon, Jeremy, and Daniel
Here comes Damon, Jeremy, and Daniel
Daniel and Andrew
Daniel and Andrew
Negotiating snow on the ridge
Negotiating snow on the ridge
Whippet flipout #1
Whippet flipout #1
Whippet flipout #2
Whippet flipout #2
Ooh, looks steep guys.
Ooh, looks steep guys.
Sunset from the top
Sunset from the top
Zoomed shot of Rainier
Zoomed shot of Rainier
Group summit shot
Group summit shot
Weather stations predicts a good sunset
Weather stations predicts a good sunset
Another group shot (no, Damon is not grabbing Larry's behind)
Another group shot (no, Damon is not grabbing Larry's behind)
Sign Chris up for the modeling contract!
Sign Chris up for the modeling contract!
Never mind, he drank the merchandise.
Never mind, he drank the merchandise.

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"Forest 101: These big wood stick things are called trees.  The big rocks are called mountains, and the little rocks are their babies."  Elliott from Open Season
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PostFri May 18, 2007 8:29 pm 
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Definitely a great hike last night and awesome pictures everyone!  I'm glad I finally made it out on a hike with you guys...looking forward to more in the future:)
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PostSat May 19, 2007 10:03 am 
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Had some time off on Friday so I decided to follow you guys. It was sunny when I left but it started to sprinkle on the way down. Followed your route up but went on the new trail to the ridge. On the way down I had some time so went down the "official" trail. I did this mostlt to take a few pictures of the new trail and McClellan's  Butte. what addifference a day makes

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PostSun May 20, 2007 11:26 am 
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ADrewzki wrote:
Well of course! CHR15 is soooo l33t.

Am I the only one who doesn't know what this means? Please explain.  dizzy.gif

I am glad you all had a fun time. What a great night to be out!
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PostSun May 20, 2007 10:38 pm 
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It means naked. moon.gif wub.gif
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Not sure I wanted to know that.  huh.gif
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