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Huron
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PostFri Mar 20, 2009 8:40 pm 
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Poo Poo point was a new destination for TNAB this year. A light season opener short enough to do after work before it gets too dark. Orange flagging and a windsock welcomed a group of both veterans and noobs to the starting point at the paraglider landing zone on the West flank of Tiger Mountain. (Dani, Ingunn, JK, Tom, Josh S, Aussie, Yukon222, StormPrincess, Mesahchie, Magnum, Malachai Constant, Lynda, Omega, Dicey, Drew, Runningbird, Moosefish, GeoTom, Ewb, Recon, Intlí Joe, Run4cache, cmurph, Dan)

In good weather, the gliders would be landing here, but today it was alternating dumping rain and drizzle. The rain tapered back to a few droplets as we began up steep, rock paved switchbacks in the first few hundred feet. Four footed friends made a futile attempt to herd us as the peloton elongated. More aggressive hikers crested the North launch site quickly and had enough time to toss a few snowballs, demonstrate extrordinary feats of canine control and glissade the launch pad before those who prefer to savor their hike reached the top.

TNAB at Poo Poo Point, Tiger Mountain.
TNAB at Poo Poo Point, Tiger Mountain.

Solar panels atop Poo Poo stood in salute of a 2000 foot cloud level, turning their backs to a good view of Lake Sammamish, Issaquah and I-90. We gave a quick shout to Josie for being our web site hero even after an injury. Then, after suiting up to avoid an increasing rain, we ducked back into a darkening forest to re-join our conversations and memories of the 2008 season. A perfect start to what should be a very good year!

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PostFri Mar 20, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Yeah, I was savoring my hike, that's why it took me so long.  embarassedlaugh.gif

Good to see (almost) everyone again!  Here's to better weather, and stronger legs!  up.gif
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Magellan
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PostFri Mar 20, 2009 9:20 pm 
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I was sorry that I missed it, and now I am really sorry that I missed it.  bawl.gif   Go TNAB!
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Schmidt Altitude
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PostFri Mar 20, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Well, we would have been there but we had more important things to do wink.gif .  We missed you all and look forward to popping in for a couple this year.

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Go Jo
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PostFri Mar 20, 2009 10:02 pm 
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Schmidt Altitude wrote:
Well, we would have been there but we had more important things to do wink.gif .

Thank goodness they weren't wiping anything for me, just keeping me company and bringing me drugs & G2!

Sure looks like enthusiasm conquered the weather, what a motivated crew. Thanks for the video of encouragement, it certainly brightened up my day ~Jo
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EastKing
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PostFri Mar 20, 2009 10:12 pm 
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I am sorry I missed that one. Email on the next hike up.

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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 12:48 am 
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TNAB is back! This makes me happy. smile.gif

The Red Team
The Red Team
Yukon and runningbird with Bob and Drew in the background.
Yukon and runningbird with Bob and Drew in the background.
TNAB at the Chirico Trailhead
TNAB at the Chirico Trailhead
Mark and Bob Coleman, with Rufus sitting and waiting like a good dog ::)
Mark and Bob Coleman, with Rufus sitting and waiting like a good dog smile.gif
Aussie, ewb, Gary
Aussie, ewb, Gary
Brownies on Poo Poo Point
Brownies on Poo Poo Point
dicey and Josh on Poo Poo Point
dicey and Josh on Poo Poo Point
Jasper's Dad
Jasper's Dad
Chris (Omega)  is too sexy for his hat.
Chris (Omega)  is too sexy for his hat.
Dani sleeping on the summit :)
Dani sleeping on the summit wink.gif
Jasper
Jasper
Ingunn on Poo Poo Point.
Ingunn on Poo Poo Point.
GeoTom and yukon at the Issaquah Brew Pub.
GeoTom and yukon at the Issaquah Brew Pub.
Colleen and Dani at the Issaquah Brew Pub.
Colleen and Dani at the Issaquah Brew Pub.
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 3:30 am 
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Way to go starting the season before baseball.  Sleeping in that weather at the summit, more like day dreaming of dry and warmth... So what was the ratio of hike time to pub time?
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 3:53 am 
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Miserable conditions and great company capped off with food and beverages...sounds like the perfect kick-off to the 2009 TNAB season!

Sorry I missed it - see everyone next week.
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 8:28 am 
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Looks fun!  Well, except for the sleet part.  Jo, what's up with you?

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Mark Griffith
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 9:20 am 
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Glad you had a "good" first opener.  I had to watch the kids.  Too bad rainy and no views of Rainier.
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Go Jo
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 9:51 am 
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Hiker Mama wrote:
† Jo, what's up with you?

Did I eat too many carrots?
Did I eat too many carrots?

Ankle surgery on Monday, so no TNABin' for 8-10 weeks! But I may find a way to a post hike pub so I can say hi ~Jo
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 2:46 pm 
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WOW! That means the hiking season has officially begun...WAHOOO! dance.gif  chickenleg.gif  dance.gif
(not that it ever really ended... embarassedlaugh.gif ) I always look forward to your reports each week. Too bad I can only join you if I quit my job frown.gif  Thank you!

PS Jo, heal fast!

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Jasper
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 4:49 pm 
Re: TNAB Wipes Poo Poo off 2009 Roster - 3/19/2009
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Magnum wrote:
Four footed friends made a futile attempt to herd us as the peloton elongated.

Sheep and cattle are much simpler to herd. You 2-leggers just won't listen to reason.  shakehead.gif


I had a fun time and got good and muddy. It was nice to meet a few new buddies (Jack, Luis, Rufus and Wellie) as well as a familiar one (Mazzy). Sorry if I was a bit aggressive when it came to the treats though. Dad tries to tell me there will be more, but I'm not sure if I believe him.

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EastKing
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PostSat Mar 21, 2009 6:53 pm 
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Your website looked awesome. I will try to make Little Si!

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