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PostThu Jun 18, 2009 11:31 pm 
north twin sister 6-11-09
when one of my friends invited modern and me to join him on north twin sister, my eyes lit up.  this scramble was as good i had heard!
tons of info out there about this trip so i will spare the route description and just give you an update on conditions.
rode and pushed our bikes up, maybe 70% pushing for me.  did not use an ice axe on ascent.  the route was very straightforward.
descending the snow was steep but excellent for kicking steps face in with an ice axe for 100-150', then glissading or plunge stepping.
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great rock, really sticky.  really, really fun day!

for those who would like(routefinding on the roads is the crux), here are modern's gps waypoints:
NAD 27 GPS waypoints for N Twin Sisters road access

10U  570683   5401746            car

10U  572497  5399466           right turn off major road onto another improved road

10U  571265  5398195          Left Forkóroad still good

10U  571325  5396859          Left onto very overgrown road

10U  572201  5396750         trail head

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looking at the summit of north twin sister
looking at the summit of north twin sister

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PostFri Jun 19, 2009 12:19 am 
That peak has some of the best scrambling that one could hope for. The views are awesome and that rock is spectacular.

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PostSun Jun 21, 2009 9:39 am 
That's good news the bridge over the Middle Fork Nooksack is open for public foot and bike travel.  The mining company roads guy told me the company rebuilt that bridge last summer after the County condemned the old bridge.  Something to do with the insurance company.  A reputable source says there have been car break-ins at that small parking area, particularly cars left overnight.

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PostSun Jun 21, 2009 9:41 am 
so THAT'S what the views look like up there!  All we saw was clouds.
Such a fun scramble!
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