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Kirbinator
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PostFri May 22, 2009 10:01 am 
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Actually a relatively peaceful jaunt through nature… mayhem rescheduled – TBA.  Clothing optional though… I didn’t get  the memo until the top.

With sunny skies from Seattle to Snoqualmie and beyond I was ready to get my tan on!  After I sweated my sunscreen off we were still in the trees so I’m still waiting for that summer glow.  When there were breaks in the trees we had majestic clear views!

As usual we headed up the trail around 6:00 with the super-human-speedsters leading the way and myself straggling behind  dizzy.gif  The trail was easy to follow and free of snow until we got out of the trees around 3600 ft.  There was such little of the hike through snow that gators were probably not necessary but whose who had them were comfy for sure.  In about  1 and a half hours most of the group was enjoying the view from the top (I was fashionable late)!  In traditional TNAB style we had our summit shindig - snacking and drinking while enjoying the views and good company.

As the sun was setting we made our descent which involved luging down the slope.  SLEDDING IN LATE MAY?!  That’s right!  We caught some more great photo ops as we wound our way down.  The trail was slippery with roots so we had to be careful, but that couldn’t slow TNAB down.  And of course, the finale at Pour House.

Great hike, great day, great people.  Thanks TNAB!

Mailmen: barbe, yukon222, kirbinator, seattlehikertoo, malachai constant, jk, ingunn, nordic, moosefish, geotom, ewb, larry, schmidt alti-babe, dan, onetwolaughs, schmidt alti-dude, nature man, runningbird, mntsun, stephan, sylvia, zeusdaddy

Mutts: jasper, rowena, kiefer, digger, freida, ute, zeus, athena, wellington, tokul
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PostFri May 22, 2009 10:16 am 
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Nice to meet you Kirbinator, and good job on the write-up. Always a fun time being a dog on TNAB and seeing some of my 2 and 4-legged friends. Glad Zeus liked my frisbee too.

Here are some of dad's photos:
Scott leads the dogs
Scott leads the dogs
Athena stalks Jasper
Athena stalks Jasper
Getting closer
Getting closer
Stupid Soapy, it's a mailbox not a FedEx drop box
Stupid Soapy, it's a mailbox not a FedEx drop box
J-K and Ingunn and some skinny dogs
J-K and Ingunn and some skinny dogs
Zeus got the frisbee
Zeus got the frisbee
TNAB'ers
TNAB'ers
Tahoma
Tahoma
2 and 4-legged TNAB'ers
2 and 4-legged TNAB'ers
Dirtybox
Dirtybox
Getting the Ice Queen glare
Getting the Ice Queen glare
Heading down
Heading down
Why can't I climb that big snowy one?
Why can't I climb that big snowy one?
Yeah, I'm cute
Yeah, I'm cute
Glissade
Glissade
Sol
Sol

And another in a long series of mediocre videos:


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PostFri May 22, 2009 10:26 am 
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Jasper wrote:
Glissade
Glissade

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PostFri May 22, 2009 10:55 am 
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Jasper wrote:
Athena stalks Jasper
Athena stalks Jasper
Yeah, I'm cute
Yeah, I'm cute

Why not just call it dogged determination? And looking at the glamor shot, can you really blame me?  wub.gif Athena
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PostFri May 22, 2009 11:28 am 
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South
South
The Road Down
The Road Down
Slopes
Slopes
Shadow View Back to Dirtybox
Shadow View Back to Dirtybox
The way up
The way up
The Way Home
The Way Home
Nordic
Nordic
Larry
Larry
Summit Dogs
Summit Dogs
Ya Say You Want a Revolution?
Ya Say You Want a Revolution?
North View
North View
Fading of the Light
Fading of the Light

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PostFri May 22, 2009 11:34 am 
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Nice write-up Kirbinator.
Some people made the top in 1hour 30 min or less. hairy.gif
Clearly that wasn't me shakehead.gif
Great night for Mailbox, perfect temps, no wind and fun company.
zeussdaddy, geotom, stout dog and zeus?
zeussdaddy, geotom, stout dog and zeus?
the Ingunns
the Ingunns
Runningbird catching up with me
Runningbird catching up with me
... passing me
... passing me
... and leaving me in the dust
... and leaving me in the dust
Insanely fast and naked man
Insanely fast and naked man
Nordic pointing at...
Nordic pointing at...
Russian Butte
Russian Butte
Donuts anyone?
Donuts anyone?
2 thumbs & 1 hand up 4 Kaitlin
2 thumbs & 1 hand up 4 Kaitlin
Nice scenery
Nice scenery
leaving already?
leaving already?
down we go
down we go
Help
Help
Kaitlin's wild ride
Kaitlin's wild ride
Pro-glissader
Pro-glissader
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PostFri May 22, 2009 11:58 am 
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Great report Kirbinator!  up.gif

Lots of great pics, too.  The light was wonderful!  Lots of blue sky, perfect temps, little wind.

Injunn suggested in jest that maybe the the trail had gotten a bit longer since their last climb.  I think the length is unchanged, but the up has grown.  Honestly, the trail has improved a lot since last fall.  The brutal way is slowly succumbing to the tyranny of the mob boot, with root steps being kicked just a bit deeper, larger steps being side-tracked, and with the occasional piece of engineered remediation, like the new steps in what was a fairly steep and slippery spot.  It remains a formidable challenge, but there's definitely mellowing afoot.

Anyhow, my 1.5 hour pre-NAB paid off, allowing me to share some time on top with the gang, which made my rare TNAB summit a real treat.   smile.gif

300 Feet?!
300 Feet?!
Mail Talk
Mail Talk
Granite Cabin
Granite Cabin
Mailbox Sunset
Mailbox Sunset
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PostFri May 22, 2009 12:32 pm 
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Good job, ewb.  up.gif  smile.gif
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PostFri May 22, 2009 12:39 pm 
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Looks like my friend Martin made the trek up with ya'll last night - his first TNAB!  I guess he'll have to do another before he gets a nickname cool.gif

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PostFri May 22, 2009 12:45 pm 
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Yet wrote:
Good job, ewb.  up.gif  smile.gif

Thanks, Yet!  Btw, I paid homage to the spirit of your much loved brownie goodness by hauling up a box of (rather cheap, I'm afraid) doNABs for the crew.  Eaten, of course, but only in sweet honor and remembrance of the real thing methinks.  smile.gif
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PostFri May 22, 2009 12:47 pm 
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Awww, ewb. You're so sweet.  smile.gif
It's ok, I'm retired.  wink.gif
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PostFri May 22, 2009 12:56 pm 
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Sounds like a great night! And no one got lost.  wink.gif And Yet, I miss your brownies...
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PostFri May 22, 2009 1:26 pm 
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Since the weather was absolutely summery, JK and I decided to preNAB this one. An hour head start and they still caught up to us. pig.gif

I haven't been up Mailbox with views (or donuts!) before - oh my! It's really not a bad way to spend a Thursday night...

Danger, Max Wellington!
Danger, Max Wellington!
Talus & Tahoma
Talus & Tahoma
First pika of the year!
First pika of the year!
It's beginning to look a lot like summer
It's beginning to look a lot like summer
Seattle and the Golden Sound
Seattle and the Golden Sound
Waiting for his snail mail mom
Waiting for his snail mail mom
Mail order DoNABs
Mail order DoNABs
Zeus going postal
Zeus going postal
It ain't easy with that much junk mail in the mailbox
It ain't easy with that much junk mail in the mailbox
Next week
Next week
USPS Babe
USPS Babe
Thursday Night Afterburners
Thursday Night Afterburners
Team Stout
Team Stout
Looking for treats in the mailbox
Looking for treats in the mailbox
I'm pretty
I'm pretty
Yukon setting the TNAB pace
Yukon setting the TNAB pace
Rainier in pastel
Rainier in pastel
Setting sun
Setting sun
Into the light
Into the light
Pink!
Pink!
For once, gravity is on their side
For once, gravity is on their side
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PostFri May 22, 2009 3:16 pm 
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LOL  lol.gif  ykm.gif  rotf.gif  breakdance.gif

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That thing really melted out in the last few weeks!
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