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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Rockyroad » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:09 am

Hobbes, interesting question. I would like to think that I’d be just as appreciative of the trip as a whole if the bad weather was at the end instead of the beginning. The good memories from the beginning would still stand out and maybe even act as something to hold onto during the bad weather but I agree with Rich that I would be motivated to leave early. I do believe that when we’ve made the right decisions and survived in the face of being tested/pushed to the limit (even though only bad weather in this case), in most cases there is a net benefit from the experience and confidence in knowing you’ve made all of the right decisions.

Rich, I really enjoyed your company as well. May you always find galvanic equilibrium. :)
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Rockyroad » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:43 am

And here is a video of the trip, focusing more on the travel to and from the meetup. 9 days in 9 minutes! I forgot to take out the GoPro during the actual meetup. Cast includes Oleander, Richlong8, and Bluewater.



I switched from ultra-wide angle to minimize the fish-eye look but this seems to have made it more sensitive to camera shake. Might have to look into mounting it differently next time. I had it attached to my shoulder strap with a Peak Designs mount.
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby oleander » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:32 pm

Unbelievable video, Michael!! The camera shake actually creates a cool effect - in places it seems like an animated film.

There are some things that just can't be captured statically in snapshots. (One of those things: Cresting PQC and getting that first view of what's down the other side.)

The music is nice, too. I was wondering how you were going to cover up all my yakking.

Worth its weight in gold, that GoPro.

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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby maverick » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:55 pm

Very cool video Michael!

Oleander wrote:
There are some things that just can't be captured statically in snapshots. (One of those things: Cresting PQC and getting that first view of what's down the other side.)


Yes, it also would have been interesting to hear, what the first things would have been out of your mouths, when you had your first glimpse of the eastern side of Pants Pass, if you had not been stopped by the weather. :)


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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Bluewater » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:57 pm

Great video Rocky Road! It's probably good that the real time audio wasn't included because I remember some "oh $#!/" moments after seeing the north/west side of PQC :eek:
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Bluewater » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:20 pm

maverick wrote:
Everyone who attended the Meet-up, please PM your names and addresses, so I can mail you your HST sitckers and patches, that I was planning to give to you at the Meet-up. Thanks


HST patch on the island :nod:

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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby richlong8 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:31 pm

Just watched the video. Wow! Very well done. Great close up view of crossing the pass. And I like your choice of music with no voices. Much better than the typical Youtube hiking video.
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Hobbes » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:40 pm

Michael, that was a sweet video!
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Rockyroad » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:17 pm

Thanks for the kind comments on the video. It was a lot of fun to create.

Bluewater, after reaching the top of the col, I also quickly went from elation (maybe a microsecond) to "oh $#!/" when I saw the other side. The microphone didn't pick anything up because I was probably too stunned to talk.
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby copeg » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:24 pm

Thanks to everyone for the excellent trip reports, photos, and video (nicely done @Rockyroad )! Sounds like it was an amazing get together in a spectacular location
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Bluewater » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:55 pm

Rockyroad wrote:Thanks for the kind comments on the video. It was a lot of fun to create.

Bluewater, after reaching the top of the col, I also quickly went from elation (maybe a microsecond) to "oh $#!/" when I saw the other side. The microphone didn't pick anything up because I was probably too stunned to talk.


That chute on the northwest side looked bad, and really was bad at the top. Fortunately Oleander led the way and seemed fine but I had to slide down some of the upper section. :eek:
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Re: TR: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby richlong8 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:04 am

Hobbes, I believe I noticed that you carried an Ursack. Getting ready to do Shepherd and environs around Labor Day weekend for about a week or so. Trying to shave a pound or so. Do you use the optional liner inside the white bag? I want to compare total weights and volume with the Bearikades.
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