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ale_capone
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PostMon Feb 01, 2016 5:02 am 
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When do I get my special.  wink.gif

But seriously, I found a small door through a ridge couple years ago while ski touring..  Maybe about 6 wide, ten feet tall. With a ten foot header(stone above door). Maybe 6 feet deep.  Nothing special, but it looks cool, and not likely to be seen much due to its hard to get to location. Sorry I don't have a photo. I'll get some media when I return with film Crews. wink.gif

Point of the topic.. You ever make a "discovery"? Either real, or imagined. Something not quite worth blowing up, but special to you?

Here is a discovry I call angry man. My native American friend calls it angry injun.


Thunder ridge, looking towards surprise.
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PostMon Feb 01, 2016 7:09 am 
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Do unmarked or unrecorded mine shafts count as geological? Above a certain Snoco reservoir lurks a mine and cofferdam connected by an open wood flue that must have provided a lot of head pressure for a generator? I find all kinds of that sort of stuff.  How about a 65 lb railroad bar in Canyon Creek right we used to keep beverages cool? I grew up swimming and wading in the exact spot and one day boom there it was! BTW if you ever need to move a house or dumptruck, I've got your tool.

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PostMon Feb 01, 2016 10:41 am 
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ale_capone wrote:
I found a small door through a ridge couple years ago while ski touring..  Maybe about 6 wide, ten feet tall. With a ten foot header(stone above door). Maybe 6 feet deep.

Was it this one? This is in an area that I think you play in:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7AkuhunCLJTYXFoWjJjUUJTcFU/view?usp=sharing


The Hummels and I found a cave a few hundred feet below the summit of Cadet in the couloir on the west face. About 20 feet deep and larger inside - easily big enough to stand up in. I guess it could have been a mine shaft (given the area), but there weren't any noticeable signs of past human presence.
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PostWed Feb 03, 2016 6:17 am 
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Ha! That's the one Phil! Nice.. Z-bo skinned right past it Monday. Not sure if he noticed. Guess that saves me the trouble of going back for some photographic evidence. I know for sure at least a dozen or two people here have snow shoed past it.

Jason was talking about returning to that area this winter sometime. I'f I go, I'll see if he can point the cave out. Have to find out if you made a geological, or historical find.

I like any kind of find. I could just change  the title to."just like Christopher Columbus, I made a discovery!"

My favorite personal was discovering the worst alder thicket/ devils club shwack I've ever encountered. After a couple hours of going nowhere I managed to beat my way to some running water. I sat to get a drink, and amused myself thinking. " well, I bet at least I'm in a spot noone else is dumb enough to suffer." Until I went for a drink and found a modern water filtering device.. Not even old enough to be historical.... Fail!
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PostWed Feb 03, 2016 7:16 am 
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Wait a minute.. Is that a current photo, as in, taken Monday?.. I was basically standing in the same spot sunday..
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PostWed Feb 03, 2016 7:34 am 
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I discovered this in the late eighties...... http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/mason-county-salmon-fossils-are-about-1-million-years-old/

figured making it public would just ruin the location.

The scientist cut out all of the fossil bearing shale and completely changed the river valley doing it.There is more down stream I am waiting for them to exploit.Was fun to pich through the shale and find the fish fossils every spring.
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PostWed Feb 03, 2016 9:49 am 
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ale_capone wrote:
Wait a minute.. Is that a current photo, as in, taken Monday?.. I was basically standing in the same spot sunday..

Nope, taken several years ago.

There's that big door on Mowich Face too, but I assume lots of people have seen that.
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PostThu Feb 04, 2016 4:37 am 
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On, sweet! That means you seen it before me. I'll make sure you get credtied biggrin.gif

We'll call it "Phil's hole"

oCD kicked in. Yesterday two others, myself and a dog all went up. Little harder to access then in your photo.ice cover rock slab at the front door. The back door is unaccessable, but has the potential for a rowdy ski of 100' . super nice foyer, with a ledge, and room for a dozen.
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PostThu Feb 04, 2016 10:38 am 
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Haha, awesome. We discovered it on 2/5 2006 (OMG ten year anniversary!). I'll await the royalties! (I'll give you a cut, since you actually went up into it)!
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PostFri Jan 05, 2018 6:25 am 
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Little late. Sorting through old photos, and I found these...



Access is a little steep, but not Terrible. Could be possible to do a "through" hike.
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PostFri Jan 05, 2018 8:00 am 
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ale_capone wrote:
Little late. Sorting through old photos, and I found these...



Access is a little steep, but not Terrible. Could be possible to do a "through" hike.

That may be the same window I saw while touring in the mid 90's in the same area. Given the massive granite in the region it may not be the only one.
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PostFri Jan 05, 2018 8:25 am 
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I would say highly likely the same one, especially if seen while ski touring.

You guys are killig my buzz.wink.gif

Phil, please forward all royalties to GB.
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PostFri Jan 05, 2018 11:12 am 
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access is a little steep....

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cool formation!

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PostFri Jan 05, 2018 12:09 pm 
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Sweet pix. I love that area winter or summer.

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PostFri Jan 05, 2018 4:50 pm 
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I've never seen that specific feature, bit if it's in the area I think it is, I have noticed some slings on the rocks recently. I always wondered if they would be fun to climb.
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