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Mesahchie Mark
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PostFri May 25, 2007 6:54 pm 
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After a long layoff, TNAB braved the traffic on 522 and Hwy 2 to once again hike Lake Serene.  I could be wrong, but it appears the last time we visited was August of 2002!  Fortunately, the weather cooperated:  temps were in the 70s, and the skies were partly cloudy.  Perfect!

We gathered nine at the carpool spot in Woodinville (the poorly located P&R), and made it to the trailhead about an hour later (5:45 PM).  We were met by eleven more eager TNAB'ers.  What a great turnout!  Overall, I counted 20 total.  If I missed you - sorry!

Attendees:  Annette, Denise (Action Betty), Yet, Chris M (Alpha-Omega), Nicole, Tim, Cathy, Damon, Andrew (ADrewzki), Jeremy & Tisha (Schmidt Altitude), Drew, Merrilee, Rachel (GG), The Malachai Constant Family (Don, Lynda and Jessie), Mark C, Jim, and Yours Truly

The group hit critical mass and exploded onto the trail at little after 6:00 PM.  The trail is in great shape.  The lower falls were in fine form, offering many a chance to use their camera.  As the trail climbed toward the lake, peekaboo views of Mt Index and the Skykomish River Valley came into view.  The late afternoon sun promised a glorious sunset.

The frontrunners reached Lake Serene around 7:30 PM and gathered at "Lunch Rock".  Time for brownies!  Sadly, there were only 18 units for 20 TNAB'ers, so a couple folks went empty-handed.  Next time!  Special thanks to Jeremy for bringing the "Cap'n" along. up.gif

Strangely, we had the lake to ourselves.  It's still mostly covered with a thin layer of ice that's melting out in very interesting patterns.  After about 30 minutes, people were getting chilly in the shadow of Index, and started the return trip to the trailhead.  As we descended, a half-full moon rose, appearing directly above the lower water falls - sweet.

Most of us exited around 10:00 PM.  Happy hikers left for home in droves shortly after.  After making a couple drops, I was elated to make it in time to join the Schmidts, Andrew, Denise and Yet at the Rock in Lynnwood (almost midnight).  They even had a cold one waiting for me - awesome!

Great hike - thanks for showing up, everyone!

Cheers,
-Mark

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Malachai Constant
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PostFri May 25, 2007 7:12 pm 
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A few pix
Walk in
Walk in
View NW on approach
View NW on approach
Norwegian Buttrisui
Norwegian Buttrisui
Lake Serene from Lunch Rock
Lake Serene from Lunch Rock
Index from traverse
Index from traverse
Sunset on way out
Sunset on way out
Tnabniks on Lunch Rock
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Tnabniks on Lunch Rock
North and Middle Peaks
North and Middle Peaks

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PostFri May 25, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Well done! Sorry to miss you TNAB!
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PostFri May 25, 2007 7:25 pm 
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Mesahchie Mark wrote:
Time for brownies!  Sadly, there were only 18 units for 20 TNAB'ers, so a couple folks went empty-handed.  Next time!

Normally there are 24 units. But my son decided just yesterday he likes my brownies, funny that.  biggrin.gif

We missed you, Chris!
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PostFri May 25, 2007 7:39 pm 
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up.gif , midnight ramblers. I hope I'm fit enough to limp along to Mt Teneriffe next week. tdd  wheelchair.gif
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PostFri May 25, 2007 7:43 pm 
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Andrew & Damon
Andrew & Damon
Drew and His Magic Yellow Bandanna
Drew and His Magic Yellow Bandanna
Peeps on the Rock
Peeps on the Rock
Rowena Want Luna Bar
Rowena Want Luna Bar
What's up? (The Sky)
What's up? (The Sky)
jeremy_legs
jeremy_legs
long_femurs
long_femurs
Lake Serene
Lake Serene
The Schmidt Duo
The Schmidt Duo
Huh? :)
Huh? wink.gif

The whole set here. And...all my TNAB pics are belong here.
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PostFri May 25, 2007 8:42 pm 
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Sorry my work obligations kept me from the festivities.  And, I'll miss next week's adventure since I'll be out of town.  Definitely will be back for Snoqualmie Mtn on 6/7.  See you then!
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PostFri May 25, 2007 10:17 pm 
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Sorry to have missed this hike, my car is acting up so I've been using my bicycle lately, which gives me less flexibility with regard to leaving work at a reasonable time and still being able to do the TNAB hikes.

All this talk of brownie 'units' makes me laugh.  Sounds like you're handing out rations or something.

Anyhow, for all the TNAB'ers who are wondering where my pics from last week were, here is a link to the pics from Mt. Washington on 5-17.
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PostFri May 25, 2007 10:23 pm 
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Yeah, we definitely missed you Daniel. Great pictures from last week! Hopefully you get your car issue worked out and we'll see you next week for Teneriffe. The Rock was great and a big  up.gif to Jeremy for hauling my ass around. I'm kinda surprised that no one has posted pictures of the falls yet.
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PostSat May 26, 2007 12:57 am 
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TNAB...always full of surprises and fun - half of it just getting to and from the trailhead!  We were very excited to share another outing with AB - this time minus the cold and wet up.gif.  So glad you decided to do a repeat trail.  YAY!!!!!  It was nice meeting all you new faces, too - hope to see you again smile.gif.  Way to go Merrilee for making it out on your first hike in two years, especially after the baby!  Lake Serene was as pretty as we remembered it-too bad we didn't do the side trip to Bridal Veil this time around, but the yummy food and good times at The Rock made it a very worthwhile trip indeed  up.gif  up.gif.  Special apologies go to Sisco's (sp?) owner: we didn't realize our whippets were that alluring huh.gif.  Rowena and Kiefer would like to thank Sisco for giving them such fine door-to-door escort services, even though his owner was waiting at the trailhead for his return for over half an hour.  Andrew it was our pleasure hauling your booty around naughty.gif! Now for the pictures....

The trailhead gathering of hikers
The trailhead gathering of hikers
Lower falls on the trail
Lower falls on the trail
Jeremy takes the scenic old trail
Jeremy takes the scenic old trail
Andrew strikes a pose with the whippets
Andrew strikes a pose with the whippets
More falls
More falls
Lake Serene
Lake Serene
Lake Serene thawing
Lake Serene thawing
Jeremy and the dog entourage
Jeremy and the dog entourage
Mt Index
Mt Index
Pass the brownies!
Pass the brownies!
Is Drew going to take a polar dip?
Is Drew going to take a polar dip?
Yet, the Brownie Queen!
Yet, the Brownie Queen!
AB and Jeremy...just like old times  :winksmile:
AB and Jeremy...just like old times  winksmile.gif
View on way down
View on way down
Sun setting
Sun setting
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PostSat May 26, 2007 1:14 am 
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Hey, sorry I missed everyone. I had to work that night. That looked like a great hike. Unfortunately I am also going miss Teneriffe because of work too  bawl.gif  (I will probably do another peak (Mailbox revenge)earlier in the week) but I will probably make Snoqualmie if I can manage a ride (that ten bucks is still on the table) the week after!  cool.gif

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PostSat May 26, 2007 1:33 am 
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Video of falls

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PostSat May 26, 2007 5:08 am 
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Tish & Jeremy, thank you for staying later and missing your ferry so we can enjoy your company more.  wink.gif And for your photos; you always have such good ones! This is my favorite from this trip. To quote Tazz, I LOL'D!

Schmidt Altitude wrote:
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   crazy.gif  mum.gif


And wow, I didn't even get a chance to "meet" everyone! But as usual, it was another fun TNAB.

Drew! It was nice to see you again, although I didn't really get a chance to hang out with you much on this trip. Thanks for bringing your friend Merrilee, what a sweetheart. I hope to see you both again soon. smile.gif
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PostSun May 27, 2007 12:38 pm 
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Was great meeting the lot of you!

Here are a couple of pics I took.. since I was there the day before..I didnt break out the camera too often.

Tish and Jeremy..was rocking to see you two again..glad to meet the whippets..so funny Ms. Row put Big in his place..

TNAB'ers getting their click on
TNAB'ers getting their click on

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PostSun May 27, 2007 7:24 pm 
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How do I get on the TNAB mailing list?  I tried the email thing but it got returned "undeliverable".  I can't make em all but sure sounds fun!
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