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Mosey With The Mozzies

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by Jo  |  4 Comments »

How it started:

This week’s TNAB will be of unconventional variety; choose your adventure (CYA).  We’ll be heading for the Rocky Run TH and up toward Lake Lillian and points beyond starting a tad on the early side (5:30pm) to allot for the longer ventures.  Suggested TNAB targets for the night:

1. Alta Mountain (Challenging, 5:30pm start time advised)
2. Rampart Lakes (Moderate, with swimming options possible)
3. Rampart Ridge (Moderate, its the destination focus for later this month too)
4. Dungeon Peak (Challenging, was the original plan, but the climb is very brushy and nav difficult; not advised in current conditions)
5. Lake Lillian (Easiest, swimming and socializing)

For folks attempting Alta, a 5:30pm start is probably best.  The others can easily be done starting at 6:00pm.  Take pictures, have an adventure, and lets all meet at the Pour House afterward to exchange stories!
See you all on the trail! ~WxMan & The Torch Team

How it finished:


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Golden Arches

Posted on August 8th, 2013 by EWB  |  1 Comment »

McClellan Butte Summit Arch
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: McClellan Butte.

Beautiful McNight, perfect McWeather, lovely McTrail, few McBugs, long McViews, good McCompany, great McExercise.

And a McCheesegrater.

McClellan Butte Cheesegrater
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Wright Place, Wrong Time

Posted on August 1st, 2013 by EWB  |  Comments Off

Wright Mountain Summit
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Wright Mountain.

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Songwriter Dr. John:

I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong time
I’d have said the right thing
But I must have used the wrong line
I’d a took the right road
But I must have took a wrong turn
Would have made the right move
But I made it at the wrong time
I been on the right road
But I must have used the wrong car
My head was in a good place
And I wonder what it’s bad for

Having a Ball on Bryant

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by EWB  |  Comments Off

South to North Bryant Peak Summit
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North to South Bryant Peak Summit
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Trail details, NOAA weather, driving directions, maps and past trip reports can be found here: Bryant Peak.

Special Thanks to Guest Trip Poet Matt (WxMan):

Bryant the Beast, off the main-trail East
A hairy summit scramble, followed by cross-country amble
Low Mountain below, Alpine Lakes spread beyond!
Levity tempered as our route down got “fun”.
Zero trail to be found bushwhacking left of the gully
Blackness descended; headlamps out for this folly.
A walk through the woods in the summer twilight,
Back to the cars, then the Pour House for a bite
You want to climb Bryant?  At least one time you might…

As for TNAB next year, Pt.5700 sounds nice :-)

Bryant Peak Descent
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Bugs Gone Wild!

Posted on July 18th, 2013 by EWB  |  Comments Off

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

A beautiful night on a beautiful peak!  Perfect weather, incredible views in every direction, lots of water for cooling off, and as a bonus everyone got to enjoy their own personal bug cloud! :)

Mt Defiance
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Hyak Take Two

Posted on March 6th, 2013 by Jo  |  Comments Off

...the rest of the photos look like this.Least flattering photo ever
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We’re Legit

Posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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A special thanks to Dan for taking TNAB into the sticker realm!

Hiking Up Hyak

Posted on March 8th, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off

Chairlifts and Planets
Blurry summit shot
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Diamond Dust Discovered

Posted on January 10th, 2012 by Jo  |  Comments Off


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From Steve’s Photo Captions -

Cold, 20° temperatures, but no wind at Olallie Lake. Spectacular starry sky (Moon hadn’t risen yet above the adjacent mountains.) Small frost particles floated in the air, aka “diamond dust”.

Holly Jolly Solstice

Posted on December 15th, 2011 by Jo  |  8 Comments »


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Hyak Lake with torches & treats, our last trip of the year is here. It’s time for Glögg & mistletoe and TNAB snowshoe cheer!

2010 TR: Hyak Glöggfest
2009 TR: Snow & Torches & Glögg, Oh My!

Happy Holidays ~ The Torch Team