Archive for July, 2011

Redirect To Red

Posted on July 28th, 2011 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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McClellan wasn’t quite ready for us yet so Red it was.

Also we send all of our mental healing vibes out to Damon ‘NatureMan’ who was involved in a serious car accident last month
and faces a challenging rehab to return to trail. Hang in there!

Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Red Mt Info

To Kendall and Beyond

Posted on July 21st, 2011 by Jo  |  Comments Off

Yet another beautiful summer summit
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♪ If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere ♫

Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Kendall Peak Info

Putting The Snow In Lake

Posted on July 14th, 2011 by Jo  |  Comments Off

Blue Tarp Shot
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I think perhaps the blue tarp says it all but here’s a trip report for your reading pleasure.

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter Moosefish:

This has been the worst TNAB season on record for weather. We’re more than half way through and we’ve had two (count them, two) good weather trips. Otherwise it’s been snowing, raining, or something in between. I know, I know. It’s colder in the mountains. I ain’t buying it. This. Just. Sucks.

Rather than sit at home playing Farmville we decided we would brave the elements. Not for Wright Mountain, as was scheduled, because that’d be stupid. No, we’d go part of the way to Snow Lake and set up camp for a relaxing party. In the rain.

But wait! What’s that? Could it be our savior? I look up and I see blue! Blue! BLUE!

Yup. I look up and I see our blue tarp stretched between two trees, held up with poles, tied down with pickets. We have become Blue Tarp Campers even if we didn’t stay the night. With a little shoveling of snow and some creative twine usage we were all set to watch as the rain blew through. Well, by “through” I meant in waves. It never really left.

The tarp I brought has seen better days so we had a few leaks, but nothing terrible. Treen wouldn’t climb on my lap as I sat on a sleeping pad so I had to give it up to her so she wasn’t sitting in the snow. I’m a giver, that way.

When the hot toddies were gone we packed up and started the climb out of the Snow Lake basin. The rain had mostly stopped and we were once again left to heat up too quickly. At the ridge top there were slides, arrests, and somersaults. It might have been related to the toddies. We were back at the cars before headlights were needed. Probably about the time we would have arrived at Wright if we’d tried.

Totals: About 4.5 miles and 1,500 feet.


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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Wright Mt Info

TNAB Attempted

Posted on July 7th, 2011 by Jo  |  1 Comment »

Somewhere just above Hemlock Pass
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Bryant Peak