A Peak with a View: ** Pilchuck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waitlist, I'll draw you in

Weather Permitting! CAR CONTRIBUTIONS: 50c/mile

Bring Snowshoes, we will determine at the Trailhead if we need them!!!

I will be slow, so don't expect a race, haven't hiked for a while!

http://www.meetup.com/ePeaks/pages/ROUTES%3A_CLE_ELUM_and_BLEWETT_PASS/

 

 

If you ware willing to drive (in snow if needed) and have a 4x4 (for some trailheads)

Waitlist, I'll pull you in if you fit for the team and mountain:

Need a couple of experienced scramblers and trailbreakers, and 1-2 strong beginners are ok too, but you have to have the equipment, or ask Val for extras.

Weather:(Right Click, open new Tab or Window)

http://www.epeaks.com/epeaks/weather.htm

NOTE-1: You need to stay together, as a team or not go with us! Turning around only splits the group, usually not a good idea. Trips last sometimes 13+ hours! We don't hurry, have lunch, take care of each other and play it calm and safe.

NOTE-2: Val doesn't have a set turn-around time. If we are close to the summit, and everybody is up for it, we go on, even if we have to come down in the dark with headlamps. I have good navigational skills and find my way back off trail even if we come back on a different route, and in the dark as well. And... should it really happen, we are equipped (right? Warm stuff...!) for a bivi as well.  IF this bothers you, DO NOT GO on an advanced trip.

NOTE-3: Got to have Alpine Scrambling Equipment: 2 prusik cords, 1 locking carabiner, ice-axe, besides ski-poles, warm cloth, rain gear, water tight shoes, dry socks, ziplockbags etc.. After a rainstorm, you need to be able to put an dry cloth and continue... We will carry a rope just in case, but do not regularily use it. However, if you feel unsafe, ASK FOR BEING ROPED UP! Regardless, if Val ropes up, you will also have to rope up. If you don't like this, don't go!

NOTE-4: Winter hikes and snowshoes often deal with unforecasted conditions. Have equipment with you do deal with it!

NOTE-5: Don't just text, CALL people if your RSVP changes on short notice, of if you are late.  

 

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  • Tamara

    Great sunny day for a hike. Thanks to Val and the group for a good day!

    November 25, 2012

  • Deva

    I'm stuck on the bus bc of the seattle marathon reroutes, and will be late. Cell is[masked]five

    November 25, 2012

    • Val

      I'll send you an email

      November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    seems likely I won't make it. have had something stuck in my eye since 7pm........

    November 25, 2012

    • Tamara

      We did not see you at Greenlake so assume you decided not to come.

      November 25, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for looking for me. I didn't sleep much; the grain finally came out at 5am. Looking out my window, I'm confident everyone is having a great hike.

      November 25, 2012

  • Cathy

    Val,
    I went to Eastgate 15 minutes earlier and was wondering maybe everyone had too much turkey and the bird really messed up the schedule. Well, did a solo PooPoo point instead. I guess the rum in ice cream really messed up my mind big time :-)))

    November 24, 2012

    • Val

      So you are coming tomorrow?

      November 24, 2012

    • Cathy

      Yes

      November 24, 2012

  • Brandon M.

    Toyota Rav4, 2-wheel. :( If 4x4 isn't required, I'll be happy to drive and have room for 3 more+gear.

    November 24, 2012

    • Brandon M.

      Heading to bed. I'll plan to meet at the Ashway P&R, 8am.

      November 24, 2012

  • Val

    Brandon, what car do you have? Dave has a 4x4 if needed

    November 24, 2012

  • Candy D.

    since i am not bringing the dogs, i'd rather be a passenger this time?

    November 24, 2012

    • Val

      sure

      November 24, 2012

  • Val

    7:30 Green Lake (I-5/NE 65th) Park & Ride

    November 24, 2012

  • Val

    Candy can take some from Ashway... I could stop at GreenLake 65th Street Park&Ride 1/2 hour earlier if anybody wants too... let me know, otherwise Ashway it is.

    November 24, 2012

    • Tamara

      I would meet you at Greenlaje

      November 24, 2012

    • Tamara

      Greenlake that is if possible

      November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Val - can you provide more details on which route you're thinking of? thanks,

    November 24, 2012

  • Val

    Right now, weather seems better around Pilchuck.... so that is an option as well. Still we meet at Eastgage and the final descision is AM to get the weather right.....

    November 24, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      ???? reports I'm looking at look wonderful; though colder would be better

      November 24, 2012

  • Candy D.

    If we are going to Pilchuck, I don't want to drive to Eastgate to meet up. That adds almost two hours to my drive.

    November 24, 2012

    • Val

      I'll try to decide at 8pm or so.. stand by

      November 24, 2012

  • Brandon M.

    Any call on the route for tomorrow?

    November 24, 2012

  • Val

    If roads are impassible to the trail head, we may do Hex, or Ollalie lake some something like it. Still snowshoes are required.....

    November 23, 2012

  • Brandon M.

    Val, I have snowshoes, crampons and ice-axe but no belay gear. If it's an issue I'll look at another trek. Thanks.

    November 19, 2012

    • Val

      That's ok, I have extra

      November 19, 2012

    • Brandon M.

      Thanks Val

      November 19, 2012

  • jeffrey

    off to Spokane- have a good trip! think snow.

    November 19, 2012

    • Val

      happy Thanksgiving

      November 19, 2012

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