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  1. #7326
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    Looks like kilamanjaro. Better head south, beard'oh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Looks like kilamanjaro. Better head south, beard'oh.
    Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    You figured wrong.

    We've coddled you quite a bit already. Do some googling. It's not hard to figure out where people are skiing.
    Coddled me? Didnt realize making fun of me is coddling. Not that I give a shit, its the way of the road.

    I have googled, Ive read WA route books, Ive looked at topographic maps, etc. I still would like to hear from locals that post on a ski forum.

    Whatever, Im just trying to get after the snow and explore/learn about washington, and I will not apologize for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    Didnt realize making fun of me is coddling. .
    The making fun of you has, as far as I've seen, all contained good advise... and been in good humor.

    The offer stands for next winter.
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  5. #7330
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    Soup date!


    Here's my piece of advice: summer ski touring is like lot 4. The higher you get, the more fun you're going to have.

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    Also st helens is easy to identify with lake in the shot, even with a pic pre eruption.

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    There is also the good old fashioned exploring too. Go walk in the mountains until you find something good to ski. Be prepared to be disappointed or turn around midway down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    pre eruption.
    or when it was

    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    not going anywhere
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    Also st helens is easy to identify with lake in the shot, even with a pic pre eruption.
    Not a local but have been in the padded seats with many a local so I do watch this thread. From what I have witnessed you have been hand held around these parts for a while. Given some great advise as well as a deserved ribbing.
    Pull the tampon out, put your big boy pants on and go hike a route and see how it pans out. If itís a shit one, mark it off and donít repeat it. Also donít get in over your head out there as it seems like that might be easy for you. Nice to see you putting in some effort but time to be a big boy and check out the big scary outdoors on your own a wee bit.

  10. #7335
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    ^^^
    This, a lot of what "locals" know comes from getting out, poking around, making some mistakes along the way, but being willing to explore and take the good with the bad. Don't expect people to spoon feed you with the beta - Be fearless, get out, explore, discover, live...
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  11. #7336
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    Yesterday, I saw on a mountaineering group someone was asking for GPS tracks so they didn't have to route find. WTF? Is adventure dead?

    Beardmech, I will hold your hand here... this is how you plan a mountain trip:

    First, decide what type of objective you're wanting. Turns? Summit? Maybe do some googling on here and TAY to see if anyone has gone before you.
    Second, look at mountain webcams to determine snow levels.
    Third, look back at maps of objectives you have on your list. Determine if snow levels match up with desired level of walking on dirt vs. skiing.
    Fourth, go on caltopo and print yourself a map. Don't forget a compass. Take an orienteering course if you need to learn what the arrow does.
    Fifth, go on caltopo and print your wife a map. Draw on map the approximate route you plan on taking. Tell her an approx car to car time and to wait 24 hours before calling SAR.
    Sixth, pack your ten essentials and gear. Including maybe a little extra food, a sil-nylon tarp with a little 2mm cord for hanging it up as a shelter. Extra "puffy jacket" and other clothes just in case you fuck up and have to spend the night
    Seventh, Go out in the wild, be a man, have an adventure that isn't completely preplanned for you. Dig deep in to your inner Lewis and Clark, even if it's just skinning the trough up Muir Snowfield.
    Eighth, return from trip, stoked that you skied/hiked/climbed x,y,z objective. Post some pics on TGR.
    Nineth, continue to do that for a while. All of a sudden you have some "mountain sense", don't sound like a JONG and established mags invite you to come tour because they know you won't be a burden to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    ^^^
    This, a lot of what "locals" know comes from getting out, poking around, making some mistakes along the way, but being willing to explore and take the good with the bad.
    Like when I got to boot pack out of the mushroom this year on closing day? 😎

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    Exactly! While I miss sharing pads with y'all, there *are* other places to ski and other activities to enjoy. I gave up my TAY streak after the "winter that wasn't" and, honestly, haven't missed it since.

    Stop worrying, start doing!
    "Pay your nickel and take your chances"
    "they don't groom Alpental, they just move shit around."

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    Fair enough.

    I will say though that I didnt ask a question about where to go next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    Fair enough.

    I will say though that I didnt ask a question about where to go next.
    fair enough...

    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    I m honestly not sure where to go after silver dies out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post

    I m honestly not sure where to go after silver dies out.
    JFC, try a hike, or a bike ride, or float a river, or go to the coast, or drink beer in the sun on a warm afternoon, maybe find a mountaintop to bone your wife on for the solstice, whatever. Celebrate the changing seasons, it makes the ski turns that much sweeter when their season is nigh.
    Be good, or be good at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    which mountain is this?


    Isn't that Mount Si?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddball View Post
    Isn't that Mount Si?
    I’m gonna say no, Based on the apparent lack of Mountaineers carrying half of an REI up it training for Rainier next to coeds in yoga pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    fair enough...
    I thought you Australians spoke english?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardMech View Post
    I thought you Australians spoke english?
    Do you even know where Australia is? Or do you need one of us to draw you a track line?
    Last edited by NW_SKIER; 06-14-2018 at 02:29 PM.

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    I mean if you really think having the line dry will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    maybe find a mountaintop to bone your wife on for the solstice, whatever. .
    Technically, my GF's first ride on the padded seats was during the summer.


    My $0.02 is to drive around, when a peak piques your interest find it on Google earth. Find the name of it, and search for routes on the google machine. Return to google earth and learn the routes and surroundings. then, one morning when it is still dark out, kiss your loved ones goodbye and try your damndest to get to the top of said peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Come down to Crystal next winter I will get you more than mediocrally confused.
    bring your patience
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    Damn thats cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    bring your patience
    Mmmmm.... that might be a problem.
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