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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:25 pm

DAVE!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

It was a fun trip, great seeing y'all, nice climb- beautiful day!

(but oh those DAMN pants! ) :retard:



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Postby Lewis » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:30 pm

and Tina T.(Tina - now entered in my cell phone as "Talking Tina")

Talking Tina:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj1Xn3VB818 :eek:

(but oh those DAMN pants! )

I would post some pics, but I have already been threatend with death.

Great to see Snow Nymph, (H)Tom_Cat, Trekker, Trailtrekker06, & Ranbooze again.

Also great to meet all everybody else for the first time, even that girl with the antlers. :)

Sorry I didnt join you at the Portal Store, I had been fighting a flu bug all weekend, and by the time I made it up to the store, I was feeling yuky and I was already suffering from an ear ache :eek:

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Postby Ranboze » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:29 pm

Walking outside is where I find what's inside.
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Postby Trekker » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:20 pm

I want to also add that I had a GREAT time on the trip, even though it was just a LITTLE more cardio than I'm used to! Sorry if I caused any worry for anyone on the trip; it's the reason I now consider myself somewhat of an expert on night hiking!!! :D

I want to give a special shout-out to everyone who helped arrange this, and especially Snowy. Most of you who know her know the work she puts into getting these things together, and that she takes it personally that everyone have a good time and feel welcome and informed. She is the epitome of an unselfish person! :nod: Thanks for all your help, advice, and (mostly) good-natured nagging. It's appreciated. :righton:

Larry, I saw you with my binoculars up on Snow Crown quite some time before anyone else got up there. I'm pretty certain you do not have classic anemia. What you might have is what is sometimes colloquially called runners or athletes anemia. What happens is that the plasma portion of the blood expands to a greater extent than the hematocrit (the 'solid' portion of the blood, such as red blood cells) and this can lead to this type of anemia. Since anemia tests involve testing hematocrit levels, you can be diagnosed with anemia b/c your hematocrit levels per volume unit of blood is low. Robin (Ranboze) can probably give you a little more on the technical aspects of the tests, since she is a nurse. Your doctor may not be aware of this, so you may want to get some more info and bring it to him.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:42 am

Must have been a good time! I have over 120 pix posted, and most of them are people! Since it was my 5th attempt, the scenery pix are in my other albums. Fun times! :D

Sat & Sun, Sept 29-30, 2007
Snow Crown (12,423') and Pancake Mountain

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3568982#202533680


It was nice meeting new friends and seeing the old ones again! We have to do this more than once a year! :D
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby MooseTracks » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:25 am

ridgeline wrote:...Laura, you are a riot! slow down damn it!...


Someone forward this to my other hiking buds! :eek:
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Postby will_jrob » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:26 am

Ranboze, good set of pics, thanks. How did I miss you guys? I took a break at Gilbert beyond the outlet, was there until the hunters passed down the trail, then crossed over to Matlock.
Snowy, another fine collection, thank you as well. When did you pass the hunters,( I suppose above Gilbert?) I had my bright red hat prominently displayed, if they weren't after moose they might have settled for an old goat.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:51 pm

Jim - when you passed by me at the JM Wilderness sign I mentioned us all meeting back up at Little Pothole Lake - probably you did not hear me - we stopped there for at least 15 minutes and again at the large rock on the NW side of Gilbert - so you were probably still ahead of us.

I did see your tracks beyond the upper saddle but nowhere near Snow Crown's summit blocks - if you went to the bump on the left that would explain it. my guess is that we took different routes up from Bench Lake - you may have taken the route that Joe and I took two weeks ago.

if so - this would have been you view up to the saddle and you would have come up directly into the saddle:
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however this trip we went around Bench on the north side of the lake and started up the narrower chute at the NW side of the lake. you can see by Snow Nymphs picture this takes you to the bump on the east side of the saddle:
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that may be how our paths crossed both going up and down.

looking over Snowy's pictures now[/list]
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Postby will_jrob » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:06 pm

Tomcat, Thanks for the explanation, your meet-up message on the trail didn't register I'm afraid, although I did pause at Pothole for a quick photo. By the time I left Gilbert I was probably following from the front. I did go up the pictured saddle , and the view from the top of the saddle was as per your photo.
my route..blue and red are the ascent, that other color is the descent,
blue = x3.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:38 pm

Jim - nice loop trip - Sierra Gator and I used that descent route when we came down Univeristy Peak on the west side - sorry again so many trips up the hill for you
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Postby quentinc » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:45 pm

Salim, thanks for the tip about athlete's anemia. I've never heard of it before, but it would make a lot more sense than "real" anemia. I can't seem to convince my doctor that someone who's climbed five 14,000 peaks in the past couple of months is not anemic!
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Postby Trekker » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:11 pm

Got some of my pics up. Don't know how to add captions under the thumbnails, so the captions are at the bottom when you expand the thumbs.

Does that make sense? :retard:

http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/560938066iMDLAC
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