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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 9:29 am 
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Snoqualmie Mountain
July 5, 2007

(Guest guest trip reporter Yukon222 in lieu of Yet, in lieu of Mark)

Mark scheduled this trip just perfectly, waiting for a sure fire beautiful day.  It was definitely worth the wait!  Temps were 70° at the Alpental parking lot and around 60° at the summit.

Another very nice TNAB turnout of 15: Carla (dicey), Chris (CHR15) and Jenny, Chris M, Dave (Treadwell) and Christine, Don (Malachi Constant), Jim, Joseph, Mark and Yet , Nikolai (twodogdad), Steve (yukon222), (Geo)Tom and Danni(elle)

The climb up to the waterfall crossing was the usual rock hopping, branch ducking, fly swatting, stinging sweat in the eyeball event that TNABer’s live for.   
fading-trillium
fading-trillium
orange-spike-flower
orange-spike-flower

Throw in a little early season baking heat and what more could you want?  How about a refreshing dip in the 45’ high waterfall?  Not ice cold but, oh, did it feel good to soak the head.
upper-waterfall
upper-waterfall
waterfall-flow
waterfall-flow
waterfall-pool
waterfall-pool
waterfall-bobsled
waterfall-bobsled

After the trail grade lessened, the views (and bugs) increased.  It seemed like every 5 minutes of climbing another mountain or two would pop up to say hi.  Rainier, Red, Stuart and on and on.  One last scramble up the final ridge and success!  Almost everyone managed to make it to the summit by 8:00 or a little after.  This is definitely a 360° viewpoint – Glacier and Baker to the North, Stuart to the East and of course Rainier majestically dominating the South. 
final-ridge
final-ridge
rainier-and-valleys
rainier-and-valleys
sundog
sundog

Once on the summit, we had the double bonus of celebrating Yet’s birthday!   
yet's-birthday-kiss
yet's-birthday-kiss

After many toasts, nibbling on fresh raspberries and soaking in the late sunshine (with just enough wind to keep the bugs away), we regretfully left the summit at 8:30pm.   
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descent-thru-talus
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ridge-descent
rainer-alpenglow
rainer-alpenglow
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last-flower

A few people went on ahead, trying to make it to the bottom before headlamps would be required.  The trail is faint in a couple of spots, something Jim can attest to.  Veering off before the waterfall crossing, Jim ended up doing a continuous veggie belay down the face of the mountain.  While he managed to keep all of his limbs intact, his cell phone decided to stay behind in the thickets.  If anyone else in the future chooses that descent route in the future, please keep an eye out for the phone!

After doing some stargazing in the parking lot, dicey reminded Yet that it was a TNAB tradition to celebrate birthdays with a spanking line.  Yet couldn’t believe that was true, but everyone solemnly nodded their head and formed up into a long line.  Yet, being such a trooper, dropped to all fours and tried to quickly scoot between everyone’s legs.  However, even her speed wasn’t enough to prevent the front 6 or 8 people from rotating to the back of the line and extend her celebration even further!  Finally, she was laughing so hard that the rest of us couldn’t continue either.  Another successful conclusion to a TNAB hike.
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 9:51 am 
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 10:55 am 
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yukon222 wrote:

After doing some stargazing in the parking lot, dicey reminded Yet that it was a TNAB tradition to celebrate birthdays with a spanking line.  Yet couldn’t believe that was true, but everyone solemnly nodded their head and formed up into a long line.  Yet, being such a trooper, dropped to all fours and tried to quickly scoot between everyone’s legs.  However, even her speed wasn’t enough to prevent the front 6 or 8 people from rotating to the back of the line and extend her celebration even further!  Finally, she was laughing so hard that the rest of us couldn’t continue either.  Another successful conclusion to a TNAB hike.

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I don't suppose this was captured on camera?

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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 10:59 am 
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Birthday Spanking Machine
Birthday Spanking Machine
Poor, Used and Abused, Big Butte
Poor, Used and Abused, Big Butte


More here.
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 11:23 am 
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Sweet!

I don't know why I ever doubted it.

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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 11:29 am 
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It was all dicey's doing.  agree.gif

Wonderful TR yukon! Thanks.  smile.gif

Best birthday ever. Awesome, awesome people to celebrate it with. I mean, sure it was so hot on the way up the beautiful mountain that I for sure thought I was going to keel over and die. But I didn't. Then the bugs came out in full force and tried to eat me up alive, but I survived that, too. It's going to be a good year.  up.gif
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 11:39 am 
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Poor, Used and Abused, Big Butte
Poor, Used and Abused, Big Butte

Yet - Did you spend some time sitting in the dirt or did people really abuse you???  Couldn't help but notice the plethora of dirt on your buttox.
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 11:40 am 
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It was a hike, man. Am I the only one who gets dirty on these things?  embarassedlaugh.gif
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 11:44 am 
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It was a hike, man. Am I the only one who gets dirty on these things?  embarassedlaugh.gif

Glissading is only for snow silly.   clown.gif

Looks like everyone had a good time and some great views.  Wish I could have been there.
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 2:47 pm 
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I like big buttes!  The dirtier the better! winksmile.gif
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 3:59 pm 
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Let the spanking begin!

Birthday spanking line
Birthday spanking line

Golden birthday tiara

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!

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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 6:08 pm 
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Yet wrote:
Birthday Spanking Machine
Birthday Spanking Machine
Poor, Used and Abused, Big Butte
Poor, Used and Abused, Big Butte


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Oh my..I soo missed out on that one...shucks.  Looks like a beuatiful sunset and a great climb.

I hope you guys/gals brought Yet some brownies this time..mmmmmm biggrin.gif

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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 6:13 pm 
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Hehe...the once in a lifetime chance for Yet spankings.  wink.gif

No brownies. But plenty of other birthday offerings: two bottles of celebratory champagne and other drinks, cookies, fresh raspberries, and other yummy snacks. Oh, and a tiara! That lights up.  up.gif
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 8:58 pm 
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GeoTom wrote:
That tiara came in handy as a headlamp too  clown.gif

I want my tiara back!
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PostFri Jul 06, 2007 9:17 pm 
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One more picture from the hike.  Taken from roughly 3/4's of the way up the mountain.
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