I know this is a long shot, but I'm trying anyway. Yesterday, Monday 3/12/12 I climbed Washington, and boarded down from the summit. I ended up leaving my ice axe behind on the summit. I was sitting by the big wall leading to the observatory entrance. It is an old Chouinard axe with a straight blue fiberglass handle. It belongs to my Dad and has more sentimental value than anything. I can't believe I was careless enough to leave it behind. I was kind of rushed off the summit, because I had grouped up with some skiers. If any of the observatory staff found it, I'd be willing to hike up again to get it, or pay for shipping, or pick it up at the auto road base station, or anything else really.