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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:05 am    South Twin (STS) via Orsino Creek-West Ridge June 20, 2010
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South Twin, Twin Sisters Range (6932’)
via Orsino Creek – West Ridge  (Chasing the Cheshire cat (or was it a rabbit:-)
June 20, 2010
Mudslinger (BillB) and fwb2
Short version:
Driest area was predicted the Sisters on Sunday.  Rode bikes up the logging road past new activity.  Turned up road to South twin.  Hiked up to ridge for great scrambling to the sunny summit. More very good rock scrambling and a few good glissades. A five mile downhill ride with mud flying and the Blue Mountain closed… An inhaled meatball sub had to suffice.
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:30 pm   
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an aptly named partner for the mountain bike descent smile.gif
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:11 pm   
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Best access map I've seen.


Thanks.
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Post Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:02 pm   
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Good work--on the mountain and in the office, putting together the TR. Much of your route would be skiable earlier in the season, right? (Or maybe even now, given the slow spring...) N
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:57 pm   
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:02 pm   
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Now I'm wanting to climb this mountain!  up.gif  up.gif

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Post Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:45 pm   
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Nice report and pics.  The Twins are unique, do not feel like the rest of the Cascades at all.
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Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:16 am   
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On your route picture labeled "looking east from top of moraine....", are you sure the "North Twin" and "South Twin" arrows are pointing the right way?  Seems like looking east at that saddle, North Twin should be to the left and South - "our route up to the ridge..." to the right.   Maybe I'm mixed up?
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Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:48 am   
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Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:01 am   
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alright!  thanks for all that info!

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Post Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:57 am   
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I second Stefan on that!     Your trip reports are always great, with both terrific pics and super-useful route descriptions.  I've got a whole folder full of your illustrated route pictures smile.gif   Thanks much and keep on having so much fun !
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