Peak with a view (*** difficulty) - West Granite (Tusk O'Granite)

The meetup will appear full for manual control -  add yourself to waiting list, and I'll pull you in depending on fit for mountain/team.  If u have a 4x4, or a high clearance vehicle, and are willing to drive, then pls mention in your RSVP.

1. This is not a technical climb, but a physically demanding hike and scramble

Our t ypical hikes are around 8-10 miles round trip,[masked] feet elevation gain, and mixed terrain scramble to a peak.

2. What to Bring (required list)

Crampons - at the trailhead, we decide whether we need to carry them.
Microspikes
Snowshoes  - at the trailhead, we decide whether we need to carry them.
Ice Axe
Gaiters
Headlamps
Gloves (incl.spare)
Chest Harness
Winter mountaineering boots - This is a alpine scramble, and hence be ready for mixed terrain including snow travel.
Hydration and food
10 Essentials
Essentials to stay outdoors overnight in winter - for emergency use.

For a full list of equipment: see http://www.firstemall.com/epeaks/

3. Time -
keep full day free

4. Slow Hiking speedI go at a  very slow pace. If u are faster, u have to slow down or carry more weight.
5. C arry cash for carpool the group charge $0.50 per mile divided to each occupant.

6. Weather Permitting Destination may change at last minute due to weather or other situations.

7.  No Shows and Last minute cancellations: avoid


Note: Please remember, our organizers are not guides. We are not professional trainers or experts. You are responsible for your own safety and your preparation for the events. You need to be properly equipped for all weather conditions, un-anticipated delays by other participants or for whatever reason, and have the skill level necessary to participate.

Note: All participants must have a Waiver ( http://files.meetup.c...) on file. By signing up for an event, you certify that you have signed and delivered the Waiver. Regardless of the waiver mentioned above, by joining as a members of ePeaks meetup Group, or joining in an event, you assume responsibility for yourself and your guests. While novices are welcome, you should know your own limitation. Also, you agree to the "Meetup terms of service and conditions" . You can not be a minor to sgn up with us.

- Ashwin

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  • Ashwin

    great weather, views and company

    2 · March 30, 2013

  • Tom M.

    Great weather and great views

    March 30, 2013

  • Tom M.

    Where is everyone meeting up? Which side of the park and ride?

    March 30, 2013

    • Manolo

      Underneath the bridge

      March 30, 2013

    • Manolo

      We are already here

      March 30, 2013

  • Ashwin

    anyone bringing a shovel?

    March 29, 2013

    • eric

      I can't make it, but my shovel can if you need to borrow it. I'm in the Newport Hills area of Bellevue.

      March 29, 2013

    • Ashwin

      Thank u so much Eric - I am guessing someone will have it.

      March 29, 2013

  • Ashwin

    The route tomorrow: Pls download to GPS and Print maps
    http://www.hillmap.com/m/ag1zfmhpbGxtYXAtaGRychALEghTYXZlZE1hcBiGilAM

    March 29, 2013

  • Ashwin

    Weather is awesome - I am thinking we should go to snoqualmie mountain.

    Who has practice using ice axe to stop?

    March 28, 2013

    • Ashwin

      tentatively West Granite...

      March 28, 2013

  • Darren

    Any decisions on location yet? I'm planning to hit Mt Persis Saturday morning - would love some company :-)

    March 28, 2013

    • Ashwin

      went to Persis 2 weeks back. its a awesome place, but not so soon.

      March 28, 2013

  • Monique B.

    I have a general question; I just joined ePeaks and am getting notifications but the event is already full each time and I am asked if I want to join the waitlist. For this one, I responded within 1 minute of getting the email. So how does one get in with the main group without being waitlisted?

    March 24, 2013

    • Ashwin

      Most organizers take new comers to the group as well. They will try to see if the person fits the mountain and group. Note: organizers are neither experts or guides. It is the persons responsibility to make sure they are ready.

      March 28, 2013

    • Monique B.

      Thank you Ashwin for the information. I look forward to joining a group on a hike in the future.

      March 28, 2013

  • Seattlerena

    feel fine to let me wait until Thursday decisions.

    March 26, 2013

  • Li

    I am going to take off for 2 weeks!!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Deanna Marie M.

    Doing Mount St. Helens this day!

    March 17, 2013

    • Ashwin

      enjoy-

      March 17, 2013

    • eric

      I've only done St. Helens in the fall. Please post some good photos and a trip report.

      March 24, 2013

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