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Adventure Pass Gone & Park Free within 1/2 mi of TH

Good news on the fee front for California hikers and climbers that may be interested. Courtesy of the Western Slope No-Fee Coalition, which notified its members via email. Below is the text of that email announcement received June 27. Six California hiker groups sued and the FS settled. A huge win for The People! :D

VIEW THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE WSNFS SITE HERE: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103044050286&ca=37e28bf1-db53-497c-ae92-54e4eff84830.

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6a climbing by 4 year old in gym


(2:30 Min)

He has no trainer or training group. What do you think?
Now he is 5, should he have training? or should he just continue climbing without somebody who is helping him?

Its a video for my son with his favorite song. We watched a football-soccer video by a young talented player and he wanted a video too :) ...
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Enough training?

So I'm planning on hiking Harney Peak in SD. I've been running 200 miles per week, doing 3,000 vertical a day on a treadmill, swimming 20 miles a week, bench press 400 lbs, and am covered head to toe in Columbia gear. Is this enough?
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Advice on making progress mountaineering

I am currently cycling around the world but I am keen on learning and getting more experience in mountaineering. In the past I have done some walking in the Austrian alps upto 3200m and I took a Austrian alpine club mountaineering course. I've done the spaghetti tour in the Swiss-Italian alps upto 4600m and most recently I've climbed mount damavand in Iran (5670m). From Iran I intend on cycling through Turkmenistan (mid July), Uzbekistan (late ...
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Newbie Mountaineer with an Unsolved Question

I'm just getting into mountaineering with a trip to Mt. Baker planned for the near future. We're looking at camping near the base of the Black Buttes. Several trip reports keep referring to a "Point 7242" as their place of preference. What does that mean? Is it a reference to a GPS/topographic map coordinate? Help a guy out.

Below is an example trip report and topographic map:

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopi ... 915#718915 ...
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Abandoned gear and climbing gyms

I have to say, I've been running into alot of nice gear that's been ditched by people who got in over their heads. It's been going up exponentially with the popularity of climbing gyms. Jackpot! Who knows....I may salvage an entire rack out of the Needles tomorrow!
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Need topographical Map of Glacier for PnP Roleplaying Game

Hi everyone,

I'm leading ("mastering") a so called pen and paper roleplaying game (like Dungeons and Dragons) where player characters are hunting evil people in a snowy glacier type mountain range. Since I have no clue about hiking or climbing or anything of the sort, I need your assistance: I seek a series of maps that I can use to tell my Players "This is where you are, there are mountains and snow everywhere, where ...
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***NEW, Want To Climb Denali***

Hello, new here from the Midwest and looking to start climbing. Within two years I want to climb Denali. I have some climbing experience from my military background, but not a pro. Any suggestions? Is my goal too steep for a rookie? Looking for a thoughtful discussion of how YOU started out. THANKS!
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Grindelwald area

I have a quick weekend to spend in the Grindelwald,Switzerland area. Can anyone recommend some good low key solo climbs that would afford good views of the eiger and big mountains of the area?
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