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GCC Navigation, Pruskik, and Rapelling pt 1

GCC Navigation, Pruskik, and Rapelling pt 1

Saturday started off as a typical dismal Seattle day, with rain. Since the weather’s been cold, the rain was a mix of snow and rain. We woke up, and changed into jeans, a warm sweater, and hiking boots. For our first class, we met @ Lincoln Park where the Fauntleroy/Vashon ferry transfers people to and from Vashon island. (photo courtesy of http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/05/13/index.html) I was in a very sour mood because of my busy schedule, I did not have a chance […]

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Mt Rainer GCC Class 3

Yesterday, I attended the third class in the series of OSAT Glacier Climbing Course. This class was about hypothermia, safety, compass reading and giving the reasons as to why we’re climbing. I learned some new things about how a body warms itself up and that preventative is the best medicine. After Teneriffe, I heeded the advice with much more attention. We learned how to read a compass and how to “box” the needle and change permanent settings to reflect “true […]

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Hiking Tenerife: The Peak that Almost Kicked Me

Hiking Tenerife: The Peak that Almost Kicked Me

Usually, I maintain a positive outlook on life somewhat so positive that I often feel like a cheerleader on blow (not that I was a cheerleader or do blow). Mt. Tenerife challenged all my positive thoughts about hiking another mountain ever again. (It’s not a popular trail and I couldn’t find a website on it). We pulled up to the trail head, an unmarked spot just past Mount Si, and Lucinda parked the car. There was no “official” parking lot […]

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Don’t Say "We’re Almost There" Please (Mt Si Conditioner)

Don't Say "We're Almost There" Please (Mt Si Conditioner)

This weekend, I lost my camera case while taking pictures and collecting shells up in West Seattle. Inside the case, I was also storing the cord which linked the camera and the computer. So, I will have to indulge you with pictures from the web rather than actual pictures of us hiking. (picture courtesy of: http://serbian.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/h/HikingnHorses/31.jpg) We met up with the group at 8:30 am in the Starbucks parking lot, and headed up to the New trail head of Mt […]

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