Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:23 pm Posts: 453 Location: Howell Mt., Napa Valley
If you guys do NorthGate, look for my piece. We were going to celebrate solstice on the hike up, but one hour before 7:26, I dropped my vessel and I watched it slide down the ice!
Same thing happened to my buddy on hour later. Luckily he stopped right before the rock garden. The only damage was a broken binding.
My knee was giving me trouble, so we descended from 10K at 8:30am.
What a bummer!
The dropped vessel is somewhere on the flats just below the first bowl(pun intended!). Unless it got smashed into a rock, it sits at el. 8600 just southwest of peaklet 8852T. I'm sure it's lonely and needs a friend.