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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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Protect Thyself! Safety Tips for Running

Protect Thyself! Safety Tips for Running

Samammish Trail is a spectacular place to run. It’s part of a larger system of trails (Burke Gilman) that interconnects all of Seattle for folks to walk, run, or bike to just about any part of the city (almost 90 miles). If only our public transportation was so well developed! The SamammishRiver Trail follows along a natural waterway that connects Lake Samimmish and drains into Lake Washington. I always see lots of ducks, Canadian geese, and the Great Blue heron […]

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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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