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Mesahchie Mark
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PostFri Jun 27, 2008 3:28 pm 
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Granite Mtn:  6/26/08

Great night for a hike!  Joining Yours Truly were:

Joseph(GQ) John(Moosefish) Rich(meandmyaussies) Colleen(cmurph) Don & Lynda(The Constants) Kirk(sospeso) Damon Troy(mtnsun) Larry Matt(whomtoblame)

Canines:  aussies with Hawaiian names, Digger, Mazzy, Tokul

The main group got started just before 6 PM.  The trail is in good condition.  We made good time, exiting onto Granite's open upper reaches by 7:30 PM, where much of the ground is still covered in snow.  The final talus ridge has a nice measure of snowy cornices, making for simple travel to the summit, and excellent glissade possibilities on the way down.

We arrived at the top shortly after 8 PM, where the Constants distributed some mean mtn marguaritas while Joseph poured a growler of Scotch ale.  Big "yes" on both counts!

Everyone left the top by 8:30PM.  The group quickly discovered the joys of glissading - the aussies seemed especially excited.  At the edge of the snow, we gathered our troops and headed off down the trail and into the night.  Gravity-aided, we were able to return to the parking lot just past 10:00PM.

Perfect!

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PostFri Jun 27, 2008 4:13 pm 
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Sweet!  up.gif

I miss you TNAB! I'm determined to be there next week, even if I have to crawl up the mountain.  huh.gif  biggrin.gif
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PostFri Jun 27, 2008 4:42 pm 
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PostFri Jun 27, 2008 5:11 pm 
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Wow - that was a great hike!  Figured it would be a good one to finally bring my Aussies along on and wasn't disappointed.  Had to put Kami on leash to get her up the last ridge line to the top but she did fine otherwise.  Only other issue was everyone else getting a headache from all the barking generated by the synchronous herding-glissade.

The Granite Mtn lookout checks our progress...
The Granite Mtn lookout checks our progress...
Summit shot
Summit shot
Proof!  Mazzy confirms. (Kamali'i, Rich, Hoku, Maz)
Proof!  Mazzy confirms. (Kamali'i, Rich, Hoku, Maz)
Looking west
Looking west

Compliments to the chef on the Mount-garita!

Cheers.

Rich
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PostFri Jun 27, 2008 5:33 pm 
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meandmyaussies wrote:
synchronous herding-glissade

Video?
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PostFri Jun 27, 2008 8:46 pm 
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Yay! Looks like it was cold and the group is smaller than it's been lately. See you all week after next. And it looks like Joseph has Mazzy's rear end sticking out his butt on Malachai's IMGP1379.JPG. Made me laugh.  lol.gif
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 12:10 am 
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Granite is a good peak. Good to see you'll had a great time. Expect me on one of those trips very soon (I will take a 30 minute lead though)

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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 1:20 am 
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Excuse my ignorance, I'm new to the site, but what's TNAB?
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 6:12 am 
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n9643750 wrote:
Excuse my ignorance, I'm new to the site, but what's TNAB?

Little is known about the TNAB except that it is a mythical creature found only in the Central Cascade mountains.  First discovered several years ago, it has only been seen on Thursday Nights and then usually only at the trailhead of a brutal and gruelling trail only habited by the hardiest creatures.  Once the TNAB hits its After Burners few are likely to see again until the following Thursday.

A TNAB is rarely seen alone.  It usually gathers in numbers of 5 to 15 but this season it has been seen in gatherings of up to 25 or more.  In fact, the numbers of the TNAB have gotten so large that some in the community have called for hunting to thin it's numbers.  If you happen to see one on the trail smile and say hello but, for (Putrid) Pete's sake, get out of the way.

It's a bit like a snipe, really.
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 6:28 am 
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http://www.google.com/search?q=TNAB
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 8:21 am 
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It is a morbid condition causing its sufferers to gain elevation as quickly as possible. Aflictees can be identified by a mindless gaze as they ascend usually not stopping until on top of some minor protuberance. They are usually not dangerous unless delayed. Best to stay away from them. hockeygrin.gif

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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 9:37 am 
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Looks cold up there!  Nice work TNAB!  up.gif
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 10:46 am 
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N - welcome to the site!

TNAB = Thursday Night AfterBurners.
Check out this year's thread, TNAB 2008.
All of the above might be true as well.  smile.gif
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Magnum wrote:
meandmyaussies wrote:
synchronous herding-glissade

Video?

I couldn't get my camera out quick enough as I turned to see what all the ruckus was about....it was impressive though!

Yet,
I won't be going to Persis but I look forward to getting out on another TNAB with you soon!  Will you be bringing the new dog I heard about?

ADrewzki, good eye on Joseph's butt!  I didn't notice until I looked closely lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif
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PostSat Jun 28, 2008 4:30 pm 
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My debut hike of the season having been in NY for the year.  Almost exactly 24 hours after I got off the plane from NY, I was on Granite.  Great to be back, great hike, great people.
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