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  1. Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing... I've...

    Beautiful pics and thanks for sharing... I've never seen it other than winter time and it looks very different than when I saw it last time climbing there

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  2. not really white's but mt Rainier is white & very snowy

    Well first off I'm not sure if this board is still active but I wanted to pop back in and say hello + thanks to all of those who gave me so much great advice when I was first getting into climbing...
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    Huntington's is only technical in winter when...

    Huntington's is only technical in winter when there is ice/snow and in fact if you cut left go up the escape hatch I'm not so sure I'd classify that as technical as sure footed experienced climber...
  4. as always great TR and pics - thanks 4 sharing :...

    as always great TR and pics - thanks 4 sharing : )

    Hope you got that last one since posting- conditions were defintley warm to say the least
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    BTW low tonight 38-41 degrees in Gorham,NH /...

    BTW low tonight 38-41 degrees in Gorham,NH / Franconia,NH so theoretically if someone got out there on the trail at say 6ish they might still find some decent conditions before this few days of 70 is...
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    northern presi TR

    early "alpine" start Sat with great conditions entering King's... ice but slight dusting so traction was no issue... as I got a bit higher complete loss of snow/ice and walking on dirt / rocks hmmm...
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    ^ what you described above just hit in on the...

    ^ what you described above just hit in on the most important advice one can give:

    listen to your body; if you're hot take of a layer or if your shivering put on a layer... everybody's...
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    JK... but bladder has to many moving parts for...

    JK... but bladder has to many moving parts for winter... think simple thick bottle with wide mouth
  9. Thread: Monroe 1-7-12

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    As always THANKS for taking the time to share...

    As always THANKS for taking the time to share your great pics :)

    I really liked the one you called "Above Treeline" just a great open viewpoint
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    great pics, THANKS 4 sharing :) I really like...

    great pics, THANKS 4 sharing :) I really like that 2nd one from the summit of liberty looking back over

    And yeah I agree crampons for that hike... and why not take an ice tool also to have a...
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    glad you had a fun & safe hike... yeah it's...

    glad you had a fun & safe hike...
    yeah it's kinda cold above treeline this time o year, I'd prbly wear a jacket ;)
  12. great post + pics and THANKS 4 taking the time to...

    great post + pics and THANKS 4 taking the time to post / share

    The flume slide trail is always a fun one.. and in reference to "Microspikes were pushed to max and beyond" yes that's an...
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    EDIT / UPDATE went back and did the Flume...

    EDIT / UPDATE

    went back and did the Flume Slide the day before yesterday... it's in really good condition now :)

    Nice snowpack on the approach so easy walking with no worries about rocks, and...
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    ^ yeah just south a few miles south of Hampton......

    ^ yeah just south a few miles south of Hampton... guess they make pretty good wetsuits these days as I was just reading about people surfing Alaska... think Tahiti is more my speed :->

    Anyways,...
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    nice! think you're right about the permit only...

    nice!

    think you're right about the permit only applying to people heading up the whitney trail from portal, but I'm not 100% sure though

    hope you enjoy it out there

    -tim
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    as always great pics & thanks for taking the time...

    as always great pics & thanks for taking the time to post / share

    -tim
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    congrads on bagging 24 of em... the glass is...

    congrads on bagging 24 of em... the glass is always half full right ;)


    But it really couldn't of been that cold as some dude was out front of my condo surfing a 4' shorepound down here on the...
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    NP... I'm always happy to share some beta I...

    NP... I'm always happy to share some beta


    I did an alpine start 1 day up and back... backed of the summit bid though as it looked like the weather was turning and a conversation with the USFW...
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    AND WE HAVE ICE - sort of

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    Today, 12/19, I took another trip up I-93 as I thought with the snow last weekend + 2 days with the temps staying below freezing there just might be you know ICE...flume-slide

    Good...
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    TR Mt. Adams by Kings Ravine trail 12/16

    IS IT FINALLY WINTER ON THE MTN ?????


    so regular start time from Appalachia, perhaps 7 ish. my kinda conditions 30's with lots of wind (20-30 knts) and poor visibility, 2nd punch of cold...
  21. ^ probably 3ish? I left the car at 1 ish then...

    ^ probably 3ish? I left the car at 1 ish then back drinking a sam adams around 4 ish

    Did you do the flume slide / liberty loop? If so how was it over there rock still or snow / ice?

    -tim
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    damm facestalker - I mean facebook - has...

    damm facestalker - I mean facebook - has officially taken over the world!!!

    I hope this forum stays as I've noticed a lot of randoms come on here with a goal of climbing Mt w yet no knowledge....
  23. GREAT SHOTS especially that one of white horse...

    GREAT SHOTS especially that one of white horse ledge... as always thanks for sharing : )

    -tim
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    above is very good suggestion... just whatever...

    above is very good suggestion... just whatever you do don't head into Kings ravine, skirt it up the ridges (which is exactly what that trail does)

    -tim
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    KT, as always thanks for taking the time to share...

    KT, as always thanks for taking the time to share / post the great shots!!!

    That second one of emma standing regal on the rock is great, and the sunrise shot ain't to bad either :)

    -tim
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