Archive for the ‘trip report’ Category

Pre Birthday Bandera

Posted on May 7th, 2015 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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Scott celebrated his youth with a crowd of TNAB smiles & sunshine to boot.

Happy 40th ZeusDaddy, here’s your special order sunset!

 


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

The Long & Short of Catherine

Posted on September 18th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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

Catherine was wet and cold and short, just like we like her. ~EWB

Mt Margaret Imbibed

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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

Meanwhile on Pt 5606:

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The moon rising signaled that the sunset party was over and it was time to head down.


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Ramparts Redux

Posted on August 28th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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

This hike had it all: new faces, youthful participants, even a Canadian contingent.

We can’t forget to include our overachievers on Alta.


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Of course there was a sunset more than worthy of the quick pace to the summit.


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And in the end, we celebrated the TNAB tradition of camaraderie atop our climb.


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Making A Point

Posted on July 24th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Point 5700

Special Thanks to Torch Team Trip Reporter John (Moosefish):

Here’s the scoop:

Point 5700 doesn’t have a real name and probably doesn’t deserve one. You get there because you missed the turn to the toilet at Melakwa or you’re going to Kaleetan. Or you’re TNAB.

The weather was lousy, but the company and drinks were good. We didn’t linger, but found the Pour House was a great refueling station later in the evening.

This Is Why We TNAB

Posted on June 5th, 2014 by Jo  |  1 Comment »


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

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

Fun night last night.  No official summit shot, but a few good unorthodox group-shots nonetheless. Plus a sun dog.

Peculiar Pratt

Posted on May 22nd, 2014 by Jo  |  2 Comments »


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

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

A rather strange night, one of the strangest I can recall,
Traffic backups on I-90, delayed the start of some but not all.
EWB and Zephyr started early, WxMan and Steve started late,
Everything seemed to be normal at first, but soon would deteriorate.
In that tricky bit ‘bove Talapus, WxMan got separated, from Bear,
WxMan went back, Steve carried on to join the celebratory summit affair.
On the descent back down from the summit, some mix-up ensued on the way,
“Wait where is Den?” was uttered, “Is that him down there by Olallie?”
An eventual rendezvous happened, and the last TNABbers found their way down,
After traffic, lost dogs, and marco-polo rounds; alas the tired bunch was Pour House bound.
Here’s to hoping for some grand sunsets and summit shots (pun intended ;-) ) as the long days of summer set in!

TNAB

We Bleed SkiNAB

Posted on May 15th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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

‘Second Hand’ Trip Report by Jo:

Some climbed Denny by boot, some traveled by ski,
but whatever the mode, it was fast as can be.

The race to the top presented some hitches,
one small slip of the hand ended with stitches.

When the crew made the summit, they couldn’t help but smile,
TNAB hasn’t had clear views in a very long while.

At the PourHouse all were reunited,
and a much missed torch team vet was sighted.

It’s good to hear those injured are on the mend,
and will soon be back on trails around the Bend.

On Top Of Bandera

Posted on May 8th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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

Special Thanks to EWB for the following Trip Report Telegram:

Wet.

Cold.

Wet.

Fast.

Wet.

Pour House.

It’s Still Early

Posted on April 24th, 2014 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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

Special Thanks to Torch Team Trip Reporter John (Moosefish):

Of course it figures that the first TNAB of the season that I could attend would be Mailbox. And it would rain. And snow. After all, what is TNAB other than a demonstration of faith. If we hike every Thursday night we’re bound to get some good hikes over the course of the year. Statistics says it’s so.

Kind of like Mailbox.

Mailbox is renowned for tormenting us for weeks on end before putting on a show that makes our sad devotion to the peak all worthwhile. Snow, rain, snow, rain, perfect blue skies and unicorns, rain, rain.

Early season TNAB is like that, too. It rains and snows and blows and then delivers a sunset worthy of all the pictures we can take. The red skies erase the pain and misery of the past weeks and give us hope for the next week.

Deep down we know that we’ll likely be sloshing through puddles and sliding down muddy slopes, but maybe, just maybe we’ll get the goods again.

Midseason the equation changes and we’re far more likely to have good nights. The wiser among us will stay at home until then. For the rest of us, though, all we can say is, “I am TNAB.”