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Huron
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 7:53 am 
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The rapidly clearing weather encouraged a good size group of 10 hikers to the trail head off I-90's Exit 45, rescuing Larry from his stranded car on the way. Just as we got underway, another group of 10 arrived from Eastgate. We left for the trail in two groups with Larry in the lead.

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Magnum, Moosefish, Barb, Meandmyaussies, Cmurph, Drewcol, Paul, mntsun, Schmidt Altitude(s), Yukon222, Larry, GQHiker, Tom, Damon, adrewski, Joseph, run4cache, Monty and Mountain High, who shall now be known as "whistler".

Putrid Pete's Peak is one of several sub-peaks at the center of "Bannana Ridge", which runs in an arc West from Mt. Defiance. The trail moves from road to a wide groomed trail and then to a beaten path in switchbacks through the forest, finally almost disapearing as it climbs the steep ridge between two talus fields.

Bugs were present, but not in the numbers seen at this time in other years. The last few hundred feet ran through rocky meadows which seemed impatient to sprout their flowers. At the summit, a rock outcropping perched above spider lake, we gathered for snacks and a picture. Clear weather provided views of Stuart, Glacier peak, Rainier and the entire I-90 corridor.

On the way down we spread out to minimize the chance of rock fall injury.  Moosefish was smart enough to bring a helmet. After gathering together again we donned the headlamps and proceeded out, guided by a glowing half moon which hung above Mclellan Butte.
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 7:57 am 
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Wow, Andrew was there and I missed him??
You guys had great weather last night! Thanks for the TR, Chris. smile.gif
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Jasper
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 7:59 am 
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You forgot to list the dogs!

Digger
Mazzy
Kona
Tokul
Kiefer
Rowena

and me!

I give it 4 paws up! Now I must sleep all day.

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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 8:00 am 
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Jasper, you are such a smart dog!  wink.gif  embarassedlaugh.gif
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 8:08 am 
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My knee is hurting just thinking about that descent.

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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 8:08 am 
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I really enjoyed my first TNAB!
First view on the way up
First view on the way up
Lizard sunning - this was on the talus field 600' or so below the top.
Lizard sunning - this was on the talus field 600' or so below the top.
I think I've seen that mountain somewhere before
I think I've seen that mountain somewhere before
At the top
At the top
Me
Me
Not me
Not me
We started the descent just as the sun dropped behind the ridge
We started the descent just as the sun dropped behind the ridge
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 9:53 am 
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Sounds like it was a great hike!  I'm so glad the weather broke good for you in the afternoon!

Unfortunately, that good weather also meant I had to keep a promise to plant our very late garden and mow our very tall grass, both of which were delinquent due to the unrelenting rain of late.  I can't make next week, either, due to travel plans. frown.gif

Oh well, I'm looking forward to TNAB'ng again on the 26th!  Stay safe!
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 9:59 am 
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A great night for Putrid! Glad you all had fun  smile.gif

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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 10:19 am 
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Sunset at West Deception
Sunset at West Deception
Kona Cools Off
Kona Cools Off
Standing Glissade
Standing Glissade

I had a great time on Putrid Pete's Peak.  It was my first TNAB hike and a very enjoyable experience for both Kona and myself.  I was encouraged to be walking on dirt and rock for 98% of this scramble! (instead of snow).  Maybe summer is coming after all.   up.gif  I hope to be able to join the group again soon.

I took about 50 photos and have posted them here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_messner/sets/72157605590031908/
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The Angry Hiker
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 11:07 am 
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I looked for that peak last summer after a run up Defiance, but I couldn't find the trail. I wound up way down on the scree somewhere, certain that I had been sent on a snipe hunt.

Good to see that Putrid Pete's actually exists!
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 1:03 pm 
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Jasper wrote:
You forgot to list the dogs!

Digger
Mazzy
Kona
Tokul
Kiefer
Rowena

and me!

I give it 4 paws up! Now I must sleep all day.

What?! There's another dog named Kona out there? That's my parents' dog's name...  up.gif  up.gif  Named after the coffee (she's a liver and white springer spaniel) and city.

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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 1:13 pm 
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As a P^3 newbie, it reminded me of the Mailbox of the mid-90s, except for the loose talus fields and the sing-song of ROCK.  This is a great group, though, and the fields were skillfully navigated without issues.  Well, except for when I was showing Alti-Dude the shortcut.  That left a mark  embarassedlaugh.gif  .

It was great to meet the new TNABers, say hi to regulars, although I didn't know puzzlr was in the first group.   A big shout out to Magnum for being the cool-headed leader and to Mountain High for the swank ride to the trailhead (next time we get to watch Into The Void!).

Into the Haze
Into the Haze
Thru Rocks
Thru Rocks
Descent Up
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Descent Up
Longs Ways Down
Longs Ways Down
Sunset West Defiance 1
Sunset West Defiance 1
West Defiance
West Defiance
Brushwhack Boulder Field Exit
Brushwhack Boulder Field Exit
McClellan Sunset
McClellan Sunset

More pictures at http://flickr.com/photos/moun10sun/
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 1:14 pm 
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It was fun, even for those of us who didn't summit.  I needed that workout.

I like this shot (from my phone camera) -- at full resolution, it looks like Rainier is cloven in two.  Maybe the mountain is heartbroken over its latest death?  Or maybe that's just a cloud.   
Moon and Mountain
Moon and Mountain

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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 4:22 pm 
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Yikes, blisters and cuts on my hands - a sure sign of adventure.

Kent and McClellan
Kent and McClellan
BarbE
BarbE
Fog and a Log
Fog and a Log
Crowded Summit
Crowded Summit
Northeastern Views
Northeastern Views
Rainier Alpenglow
Rainier Alpenglow
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Schmidt Alti-Babe
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PostFri Jun 13, 2008 6:23 pm 
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P^3 was a great peak last year.  This year was no different, except for the better views and temps.  up.gif

Who put her in the lead? :P
Who put her in the lead? :P
Talus crossing
Talus crossing
Don't kick rocks!
Don't kick rocks!
Rowena greets dad
Rowena greets dad
Safety first with Moosefish
Safety first with Moosefish
TNAB Group Shot
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TNAB Group Shot
Dude, the Action Figure
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Dude, the Action Figure
Shades of amber
Shades of amber
Pink and puffy
Pink and puffy

All the pictures are here.
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