I'm curious when people are heading up Friday... daytime or evening? Are people planning on touring Friday? I remember it taking it taking 2-3 hrs to hike in. Leaving Portland 4pm seems like the latest time to leave in order to get to the cabin by dark, right? At this point I'm wondering if I should take a half day off from work
I'm voting no. Also, that was a damn good year. We had snow 95% of the way from trailhead.
Been a busy guy last year, had this on calendar but didn't take the time to look it up till today. Interested in accomodations for Friday & Saturday night, can't make it to the wrap party though... catching a flight to FL for a road trip with my brother sunday night.
Joined: Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:28 am Posts: 108 Location: Portland, OR
Chronic, good work on the stone shelter. We were up there on Sunday. That sucker's filled to the brim with snow, minus the blocks from that wall you built.
I'm leaving the keg sled at home this time. I measured a little over a mile of booting from the snow to the parking lot. Strap your board to your pack and don't put it back on until you're up in the burn.
We headed up the Spur until it got a bit too firm:
Looking down into the Eliot glacier drainage. This is a fun line:
Looking up from the climber's trail:
Top of Polallie:
Getting the last few turns in. Note the grassy ski trail in the background...
Just got back from the A-frame today with Corydog and Cole. We were able to skin majority of the steep section of the spur. Snow was softer and colder the higher we went. However, it was starting to get slushy in the tree in the afternoon. Weather is supposed to be sunny and clear this weekend.
Joined: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:02 pm Posts: 250 Location: OR
Anyone want to share a ride from Bend? Either my vehicle or yours is fine. I have a Tacoma extra cab so could fit 1 more (possibly 2) comfortably. Right now I'm thinking of leaving Friday afternoon or Saturday, returning Sunday or Monday. PM me.
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