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Mesahchie Mark
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 7:29 am 
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TNAB:  The Three Summits of Guye Peak

The Thursday Night AfterBurners made their traditional late season hike to Guye Peak.  It was an outstanding evening to be in the mountains, except for a mosquito or two.  TNAB'ers included Don (Malachai Constant), Schmidt Altitude, half of the Lykkens (Jo), John (Moosefish), Chris (Magnum), Gary T, Peggy (Runningbird), Joseph (GQ), Steve (Yukon222), and Yet's Truly.

The excited team made quick work of the first part of the Snoqualmie Mountain trail, then veered right through the talus to reach the Snoqualmie-Guye saddle.  A hiker could depart for Cave Ridge or into Commonwealth Basin from that point.  We went right and south to Guye.

The goal was to ascend all three of Guye's "summits", which probably have less than 10' of difference between them.  To do that, you need to descend a steep eastern gulley just north of the North summit, cut across the eastern side, then ascend an equally steep gulley to the Middle summit.  I knew from experience that the Middle summit piece required a rope handline for safety, so I came prepared with a 30m length.  What I didn't expect was how steep the descent would be - it seemed to be more eroded than past years.  Fortunately, both Chris and Joseph brought ropes as well to protect the initial descent.

Once everything was in place, the traverse from summit-to-summit-to-summit went very well.  All but two of our group attempted the traverse, and everyone of them made it before sundown.  As it would happen, there was adequate light for the return trip.  The hike back to Alpental was done under an increasingly starry sky accented by a 3/4 full moon - exquisite!  It was a shame to have to leave.

Great Hike!

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 7:37 am 
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Sounds like a very good trip! Wish I could have went but the legs wanted to rest a little. bawl.gif  I am hoping to have a decent weekend ahead.

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 7:47 am 
Re: TNAB: The Three Summits of Guye Peak 9/11/08
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Mesahchie Mark wrote:
Yet's Truly

I could hear you lamenting over leaving the moonlit trail all the way down the hill, Mesahchie. It was an epic battle. The magnetic force of the wilderness resisting and finally conquered by the storm princess's love rays.

Yukon on the crux
Yukon on the crux
TNAB @ Guye South peak
TNAB @ Guye South peak
Jo free solos center peak
Jo free solos center peak
elg fisk
elg fisk
Guye center peak
Guye center peak
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 8:00 am 
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Excellent evening for a stroll up Guye Peak (all 3 of them).  Still a few bothersome mosquitoes out there but perfect temperatures.  Sunset was OK but no clouds to generate the fantastic colors enjoyed by the TNAB'ers last week.  I did take a few pictures but won't be able to post them till tonight.

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Jo free solos center peak
Jo free solos center peak

Impressive, Jo!  I see Alti-Babe has taught you her patented butt scoot method.   up.gif
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 8:11 am 
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Outstanding work, my friends! Missed you all.
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 8:14 am 
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Those pics look cool. I'll get my harness and rappel down that one!!!

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 8:26 am 
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A few more pix:

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 8:53 am 
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Looks like a little more than "a hike" to me! Hiking requires boots, not butts! Nice trip you guys!

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 9:05 am 
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Impressive, Jo! I see Alti-Babe has taught you her patented butt scoot method.  up.gif

I like to have an 100% connectivity ratio between rock and tush. Heading out for work, will post video later this evening. Thanks for talking me through the rope section Mark ~Jo
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 9:34 am 
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I was so busy thinking about the terrain I forgot to get out the camera more than a hand full of times. Guess we'll have to wait for the shutterbugs to get the full perspective. Oh well, enjoy ~Jo
TNAB waiting semi-patiently on the first summit for us
TNAB waiting semi-patiently on the first summit for us
I considered hanging with Don, but he didn't have cashews today so I decided to climb cliffs instead.
I considered hanging with Don, but he didn't have cashews today so I decided to climb cliffs instead.
john takes a few pics to blackmail people with
john takes a few pics to blackmail people with
moosefish heading up
moosefish heading up
find the tiny people on the rock
find the tiny people on the rock
saved the best for last?
saved the best for last?
moon watching over Mark watching over us
moon watching over Mark watching over us
moosefish on the rope
moosefish on the rope
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 5:33 pm 
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Looks like fun, you guys!
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 5:38 pm 
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Great trip guys. (pun, pun). Glad you guys had a safe "hike".

I'm in China now so its nice to see some mountains and fresh air.
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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 6:51 pm 
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Great pics guys. Did you give a little tribute to that poor bugger that peeled off there a couple weeks ago?

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 7:08 pm 
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He was discussed by all, and in our hearts up.gif

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PostFri Sep 12, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Way to go.   up.gif

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