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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:16 am 
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Location: closer to josh, kris, and mel than craig
Much like previous years' October adventures, I'm organizing a moderate hike/scramble for club members both new and old. I'd like to head to Vesper Peak on the Mountain Loop Highway – the peak is a non-technical hike, 10 miles round trip, with 4000' of elevation gain. There is a trail to beneath Vesper Peak (steep and rough at times) and then an easy scramble (class 2) to the summit. No specialized gear required, just weather appropriate clothing, a pack to carry extra clothes, food and water (I'd suggest that everyone take 2L of water. Running out of water is not a good thing) and a sturdy pair of shoes or boots with good soles. There is a fair bit of snow at the higher elevations already this year, and mud below, so boots are highly recommended. I would bring an extra pair of socks for the way home, and some warm clothes as it will be on the chilly side. Please try to avoid cotton clothing as you may get cold and unpleasant. We will go to the lake, and make a call on the scramble based on conditions.

Currently the weather looks a little drizzly, so be sure to bring appropriate rain gear – we don't plan on trekking through torrential downpours, but we also won't a let a little drizzle stop us.

We'll be leaving Seattle around 6:30 am on Saturday morning at the Burke Museum Parking lot.

If you're interested in joining this gathering, please post the following:
1.Do you have a car? If so, how many can you take?
2.Do you have all the necessary gear (warm clothes, sturdy boots, backpack to carry your food and water)
3.What is your experience level?

EDITS:

Drivers: I'd like to plan to rally at the Verlot Ranger station (google maps to Verlot, WA). Verlot is a little over 1 hour from Seattle and the last place to buy a Forest pass. Contact me if you need more info.
From the ranger station, we'll caravan up the road to the trailhead (TH)
Also, there is no gas past Granite Falls.
Directions:
I've created a Google Map with the Directions from the Burke Parking lot (take a look on Satellite if you aren't familiar) to the Verlot service station. Drivers, we will caravan to the TH, but I've added a set of directions to the TH, so you can get an idea of where we are going.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie ... 9&t=p&z=10
Those getting rides: It was mentioned at the meeting, but the general way rides work in the club is that if you get a ride with someone, please plan on paying for your portion of the gas. Drivers are essential for getting everyone into the mountains, so be kind to your driver, and don't stiff them the gas money!

Cars

Ava:
1. Ava
2. Carolina
3. Shane S.
4. Jason

Matt:
1. Matt
2. Lucas
3. Evan
4. Tyler

Craig:
1. Craig
2. Alex
3. Erin
4. mayakrek

Colin:
1. Colin
2. Andreas
3. Elisa
4. Laura

Adam:
1. Adam
2. Conrad
3. Sam

Kyle:
1. Kyle
2. Shane C.
3. Rebecca

Brian:
1. Brian
2. Kurt
3. Sean

See you all tomorrow -- remember to bring all your rain gear, plenty of food and water -- we'll hopefully be bringing a tarp and stoves to make hot drinks. Bring a mug or have an empty Nalgene for hot drinks. Also, bring dry clothes for the car! The ride back will be much more comfortable!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:18 am 
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Location: closer to josh, kris, and mel than craig
I'll be attending my own trip...

1. I have a car and can drive 3
2. I have all the necessary gear
3. I've scrambled quite a bit and feel comfortable on class 2 terrain


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:08 pm 
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I'd like to come along if there's spots open.

1. Don't have a car, unfortunately
2. Have good boots and all the necessary gear
3. Fair bit of hiking and climbing experience and comfortable on class 2 terrain


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:10 pm 
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1) No car
2) I have all clothes, boots, pack
3) I have hiking and scrambling experience, definitely comfortable on Class 2 terrain.

Also - a note to those who aren't familiar with the scrambling classification system - Class 2 terrain is basically a step up from steep and rough hiking: you're moving across rock, using your hands occasionally or often. Class 2 are easier scrambles, if you've never done one before you should certainly still come, but please let us know if this is your first or you don't know what we're talking about!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:31 pm 
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Location: Fremont
I'm in as well!

1). I have a car and can seat 4 besides myself
2). Have all the necessary equipment
3). I have plenty of hiking and scrambling experience including class 2


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:36 pm 
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Location: Portland (on the way to Smith)
I am soo there...

1. I have a car and can drive 3 others. EDIT: would prefer not to drive if possible, my car doesn't do well on gravel roads.
2. I have all the necessary gear (warm clothes, sturdy boots, backpack to carry your food and water)
3. I've scrambled quite a bit and feel comfortable on class 2 terrain


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:41 pm 
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Count me in!

1) No car :\
2) Have all the necessary gear.
3) Class 2 is no problemo.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:29 am 
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I'd like to go if there's room

1) No car
2) Have all necessary gear.
3) Did a fair bit of hiking and scrambling before, class 2 should be fine.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:15 pm 
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I'd definitely like to go, excited to be part of the club!

1. No car, but would be more than willing to chip in for gas money.
2. I am well equipped in terms of gear.
3. I've got a good deal of hiking experience under my belt, class 2 shouldn't give me much trouble..


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:18 pm 
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4000', check. Climbing club, check. North Cascades, check. Car... I'd love to go if someone has space to bring me.

1. No car, gas money reimbursement.
2. I'm equipped.
3. Class 2 is should be fine. I am experienced.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:58 pm 
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Sure I'll be there.

1. Car, 3 others possible
2. I got the stuff
3. I like to scramble alot

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:11 pm 
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I'd love to come out to the mountains.

1. I have a car - 3 passengers comfortably
2. Yes I have the gear (Really, I have to get my boots out? But I've been living in CA and hiking in running shoes...)
3. Comfortable on Class 2, plenty of previous experience.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:12 pm 
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1. i don't have a car
2. i have gear
3. i came last year to vesper

can I bring a friend?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:32 pm 
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1. I can drive, but would rather not.
2. I have too much gear
3. I like to scramble ALOT


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:09 pm 
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1) :(
2) :D
3) :mrgreen:


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