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Edge of the Abyss
On the Dragon's Tail, inches away from a very fast descent to Hidden Lake, some 1800' below.

Yes, I have my Chacos on. Don't laugh until you've seen me go in them.

Photo by SP member FlatheadNative

Glacier National Park, MT-- August 2009

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MarmadukeCool Area

Marmaduke

Voted 10/10

Looks like many options all a short hike to each. Nice photo!
Posted Mar 15, 2010 9:47 pm

lcarreauRe: Cool Area

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Yeah, think I'd hike down to the lake and have
all the skeeters chew me up!
Posted Mar 15, 2010 10:54 pm

MarmadukeRe: Cool Area

Marmaduke

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Yea, I didn't notice the month being August. That's one insect we could do without!
Posted Mar 15, 2010 11:57 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Cool Area

Bob Sihler

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The mosquitoes get a lot better by August there most years, but I still carry the bug dope.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 3:58 pm

FlatheadNativeCan I Get A Witness

FlatheadNative

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Bob is an animal climbing in his sandals.
Posted Mar 16, 2010 5:54 pm

lcarreauRe: Can I Get A Witness

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Yes, and the skeeters seem to keep a respectable distance away from him!

Do ya feel lucky, Mister Mosquito? Well, do ya? ??
Posted Mar 16, 2010 9:04 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Can I Get A Witness

Bob Sihler

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Since the predatory mosquitoes are female (I'll resist the easy swipe) and most sensible females take great pains to avoid me, it is actually quite safe being with me in mosquito country.
Posted Mar 17, 2010 8:31 am

butitsadryheatRe: Can I Get A Witness

butitsadryheat

Voted 10/10

That's pretty funny. I seem to attract them. Something about my odor profile. It is maddening. I can draw them from hundreds of yards.
I have found that Picaridin works the best in the Sierras.

Great photo by the way. I found my sandal/hikers to be quite comfortable for hiking
Posted Mar 20, 2010 3:14 am

Snidely WhiplashRe: Can I Get A Witness

Snidely Whiplash

Voted 10/10

That is funny. My friends love climbing with me because I attract those infernal beasts and leave my friends unscathed. It's got to be the only instance when females have found me irresistible.
Posted Mar 23, 2010 2:56 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Can I Get A Witness

Bob Sihler

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The Deep Woods Off usually does the trick for me, that and sprinting.

The sandals are nice for hiking and climbing, except when loose talus falls on your toes! But I've done 20-mile days in my Chacos, with Class 4, snow traverses, and bushwhacking thrown in. It must be interesting to see a dude in sandals with an ice axe.
Posted Mar 24, 2010 11:23 am

Bob SihlerRe: Can I Get A Witness

Bob Sihler

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Tom, you're invited to join me in the Beartooths this July, where the mosquitoes are almost thick enough to be put on maps.
Posted Mar 24, 2010 11:23 am

Snidely WhiplashRe: Can I Get A Witness

Snidely Whiplash

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Billions of my little buddies???? You're making it sound almost too good to resist!
Posted Mar 24, 2010 12:36 pm

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