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PostSat Jul 05, 2008 10:54 am 
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(This is my first posting so be kind....)
Ignoring the previous nights portentous weather, Larry, and digger, Malachai C, & myself,(advance party) ....and Mark, Yet, Barb, Peggy, hiker who's name I missed,(sorry)  made the hike up Pratt Mt. The trail started out snowfree and the skies were clearing! Snow cover started at the last switchback nearly to Talapus Lake. the first footbridge across the creek was clear. the second had a lingering pile. Snow cover was continuous now until we branched off to Ollalie Lake. Snow returned after the first few switchbacks, causing us to use the direct route along the creek to the lake. The bushwack was clear and steep talus was mossy yet not slippery! We reached the surprisingly snowfree upper trail, with peek a boo views 
A disturbing sight was a spring killed fawn (froze or starved? or lost?) on the upper trail (removed on descent). We followed the trail about a mile then talus again or snow (your choice) to the summit. 
Digger greets arrivals
Digger greets arrivals
Would you hike with this guy?
Would you hike with this guy?
Summit Shot
Summit Shot

The bugs and mist caused us to start heading down where we met the rest of the party ascending. On the descent we wandered around a bit "exploring" the Talapus area for the crossings. On top around 8...back to the cars by 11....Highlight of the hike....Yet's brownies!!!
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PostSat Jul 05, 2008 11:39 am 
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The brownies are back? Yeah! I'm coming next week (as long as there's no prancing involved).
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PostSat Jul 05, 2008 1:57 pm 
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How did the dreaded "rock step" go? Pictures? When I went up last winter it was covered in snow. I have yet to see a picture of it.
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PostSat Jul 05, 2008 2:19 pm 
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Do you mean this?

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PostSat Jul 05, 2008 4:18 pm 
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MClol.gif ykm.gif

No wonder Ed Viesturs is so well suited to Himalayan mountaineering - the terrain is exactly the same as on Pratt Mountain!

Lynda - welcome and thanks for the TR!

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PostSat Jul 05, 2008 11:56 pm 
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Lynda, way to go on your first post!  up.gif

Anyway, how can anyone not be kind with you? You're like Skittles, whenever you are on the hikes, there is always a rainbow. smile.gif

For those who have not met her, she is the delightful half of the Malachai Constant Team. Not that MC is not delightful.  wink.gif

ps: Will post TR add-ons and pics later.
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PostSun Jul 06, 2008 8:36 am 
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Another great TNAB hike and report - way to go!  up.gif
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PostSun Jul 06, 2008 10:45 am 
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Lynda-good job on your first TR. I very much enjoyed meeting you and talking about Spain. It made the last few miles heading out fly by in no time.
Nice to meet Kirk from New York too and I finally got to taste Yet's legendary brownies. Another great TNAB hike with good company.

BTW -the boulder field looked intimidating at first but turned out to be my favorite part of the hike.
Yet crossing broken bridge
Yet crossing broken bridge
Mark making it across snow bridge
Mark making it across snow bridge
Talapus in the mist
Talapus in the mist
Misty forest
Misty forest
Peggy ready to run up boulder field
Peggy ready to run up boulder field
Kirk at the beginning of boulder field
Kirk at the beginning of boulder field
Kirk (a long way from Manhattan)
Kirk (a long way from Manhattan)
Kirk, Peggy, Digger and me
Kirk, Peggy, Digger and me
Kirk, Barb, Digger and Larry
Kirk, Barb, Digger and Larry
Who needs views when you got wine?
Who needs views when you got wine?
heading down
heading down
Take a picture
Take a picture
Pay off
Pay off
Sunset heading down
Sunset heading down
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PostSun Jul 06, 2008 3:10 pm 
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Pay off
Pay off

This is a great picture!!!!

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PostSun Jul 06, 2008 8:09 pm 
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I missed this one, and I'll miss next week.  Looks like you all had a great time!  Cant wait to go again.
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PostMon Jul 07, 2008 12:03 pm 
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Lynda, great trip report, mystery hiker is Kirk from New York.

Barb, I really enjoyed the chance to hike with you and get to know you some more - what a wonderful life you have and are living.  You are such a classy lady agree.gif

Pratt was lots of fun - boulder fields and snow fields and bush whacks, wide handsome trails, and great views.  Once more thanks to TNAB for another fun evening, learning a new mountain, and another adventure!

Yet - the brownies, indeed were fabulous.
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PostTue Jul 08, 2008 6:45 pm 
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A few photos.

Barb and her Basket ::)
Barb and her Basket smile.gif
Ladies of the Pratt
Ladies of the Pratt
"Rays through the Haze" by Mark
"Rays through the Haze" by Mark
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