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Teneriffe the Terrible

Thursday Night Morons
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Mt Teneriffe

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter EWB:

Copious amounts of vertical rain from the trailhead. Even larger volumes of horizontal rain on the summit. And then things got really wet. Few started, only some reached the summit, nearly all reached the Pour House. There glasses were raised and prayers offered for drier days.

Posted on April 19th, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off on Teneriffe the Terrible

Teneriffe Turkey Burning


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Posted on November 25th, 2011 by Jo  |  1 Comment »

Teneriffe Turkey Burner

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First Crew
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Special Thanks to Guest Trip Reporter EWB:

The weather was foul but the company fair as TNAB gathered after Thanksgiving day to burn turkey on Teneriffe. The gobbler scalders included Yukon, Huron (previously Magnum), Dicey, Martin, Malachi Constant, ZeusDaddy, and EWB.

The pace was brisk to start. The rain was cold and intermittent. Dicey’s regular weather reports helped pass the time on the long wet road approach. We soon reached a turning point and followed Yukon into the snowy woods and commenced beating brush up and up and over and up until eventually emerging on the new switchbacks heading west. The long easy grade of the switchbacks wasn’t conducive to burning bird, but did provide lots of quality time for the party to reflect on the holidays, and family, and new jobs, and bills, and the weather, and to check email.

Finally, an ice-covered Kamikaze Falls appeared to rescue the fowl melters from the switchback doldrums. Here the crew separated a bit. Some stopped to take pictures of the falls, others donned microspikes, and at least one changed shirts (sorry you had to see that Dicey). At various paces all reached the ridge and gingerly picked their way over the snow and ice covered roots and rocks.

About 800′ below the summit the snow’s texture and depth changed abruptly from wet and slippery and ankle deep to dry and slippery and knee deep. Huron switched to snowshoes, but the lead group stuck to boots with ZeusDaddy plowing steps through the increasingly deepening snow. The open areas, including the cliffy step, proved particularly deep and difficult, especially for our plowman.

About 100′ below the summit we emerged from the trees into waist deep powder with little interest in consolidation. ZeusDaddy switched to swim-plowing, but the loose snow would not cooperate. Undeterred, he switched to snowshoes and began laboriously high-stepping toward the summit slowly mashing down a trench in which EWB, now also in shoes, could follow, further packing the snow allowing the shoeless Dicey, Martin, Yukon, and Malachi to follow. Huron also helped hammer the trench, emerging in shoes before Yukon and Malachi.

Unlike the still and quiet of the sheltered wood, the summit was a gusty freeze bucket of disappearing extremities and sailing hats. After quick high-fives and a summit pic, Dicey and Martin headed down. ZeusDaddy and EWB added layers and hung around to welcome and shoot pics with Huron, Yukon, and Malachi. However, it wasn’t long before we were all descending. Once back in the stillness of the trees, the shoes came off, the Yukon Jack came out (and went in!), and the long slippery down began.

The descent pace was leisurely, with lots of time to talk and joke and slide and fall. We never did all catch up again, but the last group of Yukon, Malachi, ZeusDaddy, and EWB carried the spirit of TNAB to the Pour House and packed some beer and grub into the gaps left by the now smoldering turkey remains.

Posted on November 26th, 2010 by Jo  |  Comments Off on Teneriffe Turkey Burner

TNAB Teneriffe Turkey Burner

Follow up your feasting with a TNAB holiday tradition!


Tenerife Turkey Burner 2009
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Though not everyone made the photo, sounds like a solid turnout in not so spectacular weather.
Special thanks to Magnum for this week’s nwhiker.net trip report: TNAB Teneriffe Turkey Burner

Weather links, maps, etc can be found  here: Mt Teneriffe

Posted on November 27th, 2009 by Jo  |  3 Comments »

Wacky Racers Rush to Teneriffe Summit

2009 Mt Teneriffe

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Magnum for this week’s write-up

Mt Teneriffe Information:

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Distance & Elevation: about 5 mi round trip and 3900 ft approx gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Mt Teneriffe: click here

Google Driving Directions to parking for Teneriffe:
32.8 mi – about 39 mins

I-90, Seattle, King, Washington 98144
1. Head east on I-90
4.0 mi
2. Take the exit onto I-90 E toward Issaquah/Spokane
24.1 mi
3. Take exit 32 for 436th Ave SE
0.3 mi
4. Turn left at 436th Ave SE/Cedar Falls Rd
0.5 mi
5. Turn left at SE Cedar Falls Way
0.3 mi
6. Turn right at 432nd Ave SE/Stilson Ave SE
0.1 mi
7. Turn right at SE Mount Si Rd/SE Mt Si Rd
1.4 mi
8. SE Mount Si Rd/SE Mt Si Rd turns left and becomes 452nd Ave SE
0.3 mi
9. 452nd Ave SE turns right and becomes

SE Mt Si Rd/National Forest Develop Rd 9010/NFD 9010 Rd

Continue to follow SE Mt Si Rd

1.7 mi
SE Mt Si Rd

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parking will be on your left

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please do not block the forest service road

2008 Mt Teneriffe TR

Posted on May 7th, 2009 by Jo  |  3 Comments »

Teneriffe Turkey Burner

not a turkey

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net *special thanks to Mark for this week’s write-up

Posted on November 28th, 2008 by Jo  |  Comments Off on Teneriffe Turkey Burner

TNABing on Teneriffe

2008 Mt Teneriffe TNAB

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net *special thanks to Mark  for this week’s write-up

Posted on May 29th, 2008 by Jo  |  Comments Off on TNABing on Teneriffe

Teneriffic


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


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Posted on May 1st, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off on Teneriffic

Turkey Burnt


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

Special Thanks to Torch Team Trip Reporter Matt (Wxman):

Turkey in the oven, thanks to all who cooked
Teneriffe of Friday, upward bound we booked.
Skies were grey and drippy, trees were green and damp,
Snow scarce as a ground cover, on this steep and wooded ramp.
No views to note this Burner, as the fog blew through the trees,
Instead, hot choc-o-late libations; “more flavored booze please?”
There were two turkey-burning parties ‘nabbing Teneriffe this day,
We passed below the summit top, briefly swapped a couple “Hey’s”.
The season’s now a changing; feels more like Winter than the Fall,
Turkey Burner’s in the rearview, now bring on some Lunatique snowfall!

Great to see all the familiar faces out on the mountain for the Turkey Burnner.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and we look forward to seeing you out at the next Lunatique!

Pray for snow.


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Posted on November 29th, 2013 by Jo  |  1 Comment »

Lost & Found



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

Special Thanks to Guest Poet EWB:

As TNABs go,
this one’s a hoot.
The sun did shine,
the boots did scoot.

The falls were wet,
the ridge inclined,
the snow boot-stepped,
the temps divine.

But more than that,
more than the steep,
on this TNAB…
we lost a peep.

The search began,
the whistles blew,
the brush was beat,
the texts done flew!

But in the end,
our peep was found
just off the trail
all safe and sound.

So with a “Phew!”
we headed down
the Not-a-Trail
back into town.

To share new tales,
new TNAB lore,
over food and beer
at the House of Pour.

 

Posted on April 25th, 2013 by Jo  |  Comments Off on Lost & Found