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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 11:21 am 
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So we made the trip up to alpine lakes wilderness for our honeymoon ! Found a route that a few guys had done that involved the traverse from Peggyís to circle then over to Venus . We made it up to the ridge from circle to Venus however the traverse down look a little crazy ..me bring me decided we give it a shot however my wife and the dog became pretty stuck . Even better I put my pack down and it rolled away down the ravine . In the end she decide to call search and rescue as she couldnít push on ! Sadly our packs are still there . One is at 47.549280, -121.173090, the other is 100ft down from that . If anyone does this traverse and sees them we would really appreciate the sleeping bag and tents as itís rental gear . We would of course reward you ! This is not a salvage mission , just if you are traversing this and see these bags . Private message me for my
Number if you were planning to hike this area ! Lesson learnt tho after this trip :/ .

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 11:32 am 
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Oh my...

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 11:55 am 
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Glad everyone is safe! Quite the experience.

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 1:04 pm 
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From the photos that area looks less than awesome.

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 3:10 pm 
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aussie1990 wrote:

In this photo was there a drop off below the rocks in the foreground that prevented you from retrieving your pack?  Also, is there a reason why you left your wife's pack up there?  I'm assuming SAR walked you out since you didn't mention any injuries.  Glad you are safe.

FWIW, here are a couple images I found on the web (not mine) but you can click on them to zoom in and label.  I'm assuming your pack is somewhere above the cliffs.

venus lake, spade lake
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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 3:26 pm 
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Yeah I might of got down , it was loose rock down to the bag . However the dog was with me and the wife didnít wanna leave her there !  It was an air extraction and where my wife was wasnít accessible so she had to hop across to where I was and leave her bag sadly aswell . It would be the south east side of Venus looking up across to mouth Daniel .

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Is there a rental car up there too?  To be honest I think your best bet would be to find someone willing to dayhike up with you to retrieve your packs, with you carrying one of the packs out.
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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 4:33 pm 
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Donít you think you sort of have a moral obligation to get back up there and retrieve your stuff? Leaving your packs up there is essentially littering....  confused.gif
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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 4:44 pm 
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I would offer to go up there myself with him tomorrow if I thought I could do it but not in good enough shape having been sidelined with foot issues for a while. Great opportunity for a day hike if anyone has the requisite cross-country skills and is up for it.
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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 5:02 pm 
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sorry about the troubles  frown.gif 

have you posted this on WHC?   lots more eyeballs on that page.  someone might be able to help out/be going that way...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/washingtonhikersandclimbers/

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 5:07 pm 
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My general impression of WHC is it caters to the less experienced. Might have a good chance of another SAR rescue if someone without requisite cross country experience attempts to retrieve the pack.
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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 5:16 pm 
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So sorry to hear of your experience. What's worse is your wife will probably never let you hear the end of it.

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Iím willing to go back up in two weeks if someone experienced wants to come for a short stroll !

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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 5:53 pm 
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Are you local or traveling?  Why wait two weeks?
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PostFri Aug 23, 2019 5:58 pm 
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Well I can go whenever actually . Just live in Moscow Idaho . But Iíd like to go sooner rather then later if thereís any experienced hikers out there to join me so I donít get stranded again haha

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