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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:42 pm 
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This weekend's weather "window" looks to be taking place on Sunday, so I'd like to get out and do a little snowshoeing.

Departure: Sunday 6:30am - Burke Museum Parking Lot We will depart promptly at 6:40am

Return: Sunday Evening (between 6 and 8 pm, including a stop for dinner)

Destination: Hidden Lake Peak (Cascade River Road)

Stats: 10 miles RT, 4000+ feet of gain. Travel will be off trail through open timber, then on solid snow to summit.

Driving Directions:
- I-5N to exit 208 (530 -> Darrington)
- Go right at end of ramp and continue several miles to lights in center of Arlington. Turn left here, then make your first right to continue on Rt. 530.
- In Darrington (30+ miles) turn left at the four way stop to continue of Rt. 530, and continue to the end of 530 at Rt. 20 in Rockport.
- Right on Rt. 20 into Marblemount.

We will rally at the Marblemount Shell station and continue as a caravan up Cascade River Road to the trailhead. Note that we will not have reliable cell service past Arlington, so make sure you are clear on how to get to Marblemount.

Experience required: This should be a moderately strenuous trip in the winter, so good physical conditioning is helpful, but no prior experience with snow shoes or an ice axe is required.

Equipment required/recommended:
- snowshoes
- ice axe
- a way to attach your snowshoes and ice axe to your pack for the start of the trip (test this before you show up on Sunday!)
- warm clothes and waterproof layers (chance of rain)
- sunglasses and sunblock (chance of sun)
- headlamp or flashlight
- waterproof boots
- gaitors (or an Amittai-style rigging system to keep snow out of your boots)
- trekking poles (optional)
- crampons (optional)

If you do not have the required gear in the parking lot on Sunday morning, you will not be allowed to come along.

---- UPDATE (1/7) ---- CAR AND DRIVER LIST

Note: It is possible that the destination may be "less than classic" for Evan's car, in which Evan will go into Matt's car and Ben and Alex would have to sit things out unless another driver comes out of the woodwork.

Forecast conditions call for rain and snow Friday and Saturday, with a snow level of 5000'. This may open up some higher elevation options that would otherwise be off the table this time of year. However, the high winds forecasted for today may bring down trees/limbs across forest roads, blocking access. I will be bringing a pair of bow saws.

Car 1
- Brian Polagye
- Michelle H
- Jing Newton
- Dylan Price

Car 2
- Brian Doehle
- Erin
- Kurt Zogorski
- Chris Moorehead

Car 3
- Matt Drooyan
- Christie Galitsky
- Matthew Gliboff
- Mandy

Car 4
- Aaron Hossack
- Evan Chenoweth
- Ben Rutz
- Alex Khramov

Car 5 (4 wheel drive)
- Alberto
- Thoralf
- Michael Cornea
- Jake Turgeon

Car 5
- Jackie

--- UPDATE 1/8 --- Car lists, departure time/location, and gear lists updated

--- UPDATE 1/9 --- Car lists, departure notes, destination


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:42 pm 
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I'll be going, have a car, and can take two others.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Location: Too far from a summit
I'll come along.

Car with room for 3 more, and all my personal gear is good to go.

I'll go for any of those trips. So my vote can be bought.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:22 pm 
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D'oh, I've got Saturday clear but not Sunday. Maybe I'll have to org something.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:55 pm 
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I'm in.

I can do any. However, I've done Dickerman and would prefer to do something new.

I can drive, but will would rather be a passenger.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:34 pm 
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Lisa had some calendar confusion - which is odd as she is usually the walking calendar (fun party trick) - so I am free on Sunday!

I'd prefer a ride.

I've never done any, so am fine with all. As always, I'm a masochistic beast of burden, I'm up for anything. Other Idea: Hidden Lake Peak?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:49 pm 
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Has anyone been in this area recently? What is the snow level. I'm thinking of bringing my really long skinny snowshoes :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:05 pm 
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I would love to join in! Anaconda has a cool name...so that one sounds cool to me, but im down for any of them


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:57 pm 
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I'm coming. I have all the gear I need. I'll ride with Brian.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:39 pm 
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In
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No preference.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:10 pm 
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I'm in as long as I can finagle my way into getting an IMA membership. Or if someone wants to rent me snowshoes, axe, and pack.

No preference on the destination.

I have a car but if there's going to be anything moderately wintery on the road it probably wouldn't be able to handle it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:20 pm 
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I'm down if there's still room, and I can also drive(no preference on destination).


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Location: Portland (on the way to Smith)
I'm in.

I have a rear-wheel drive car with all-season tires. So, no snow driving unless we want to do a lot of donuts and not much going uphill.

I vote for whatever route is the steepest or highest. Otherwise no real preference.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:26 pm 
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I'd love to go! hooray I just joined the club...
I also just drove 3050 miles (dc to here) and am having fairly constant wrist pain (esp driving), so I'd prefer NOT to drive, although I have a small car and chains for future trips.

Do we really need an ice axe? (I have snowshoes but no axe, so I'd have to go rent that tomorrow if I need it).

Don't care where - I just moved here so I'm excited about everything and everywhere!

Thanks!
Christie


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:34 pm 
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I'm in! got all my own gear, but i'll be getting snowshoes and ice ax from the ima. I'm in decent shape, but only a couple snowshoe trips under my belt. Unfortunately I dont have a car.


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