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Re: weekend

Postby Bark Eater » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:53 pm

Seymour end of September.
Then Santanonis, Cliff, Redfield, Marshall, Allen.

Have to keep the 46r total greater than my state highpointing total. :-) Off to the upper midwest on Saturday for a great lake circuit (MI, WI, MN, and IL)!
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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:39 pm

That's a fun highpointing agenda. Enjoy your tour of the Great Lakes!
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Re: weekend

Postby anita » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:50 am

is it not raining somewhere in the NE?! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Re: weekend

Postby anita » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:34 pm

Malbaie/St-Lawrence estuary
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Re: weekend

Postby anita » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:35 pm

got 1 good weather day and climbed on the Dome in the parc des Grands Jardins, again

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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:59 pm

Bump!

Weather looks good for tomorrow and I got a play day. Thinking I was going to do a Dack whack but really am in a mood for something a little more open. Gonna try the Bennie's Brook slide up Lower Wolf Jaw. Pretty mellow as slides go ... should be a fun day. Used to be overgrown but was cleaned out and extended by Irene.
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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:06 pm

Good time on Bennie's Brook slide. Will post a picture or two after I get them downloaded. :D
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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:56 am

Like I said, a fairly mellow slide but it is real long. The slide itself plus the debris field/run-out is a solid 1.5 miles.

As seen from afar:

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The slide proper:

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Lovely views:

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The headwall is pretty steep. I climbed up to the left side of it and called it good.

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Looking down from the headwall:

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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:28 pm

Winter is fast approaching.

Adirondack High Peaks received a good bit of snow a few nights ago. I snapped this shot yesterday during an unsuccessful attempt of Lost Pond Peak ...

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Re: weekend

Postby Bark Eater » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:54 am

Catamount wrote:Winter is fast approaching.

Adirondack High Peaks received a good bit of snow a few nights ago. I snapped this shot yesterday during an unsuccessful attempt of Lost Pond Peak ...

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My hiking buddy Jim has a fascination with Lost Pond Peak. If you have a tale I would love to share it with him.
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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:11 am

Only a tale of getting my ass kicked. :D

Attempted it via the approach from the Scott's Clearing lean-to and the line I picked really didn't work out. Thick, steep and very slow going. Spent a lot of time weaving back and forth trying to stay out of the snow-covered spruce. Footing was very tricky due to it being the first snow of the season hiding all those little traps between rocks and logs ... so I had to test my steps frequently before putting my full weight down. Upward progress was hella slow and when I ran into a choice between a vertical cliff or a wall of spruce at 60-degrees, I decided to turn back since I really knew I was going too slow anyway and it was only supposed to get thicker with elevation gain. As if the mountain was laughing at me, I was about two minutes into descent when I slipped on a log, went down twisting head-first and landed with my feet pointing straight up and my backpack wedged between another log and a rock. Took a couple of minutes to extricate myself from the backpack before I could get up. :oops:

I'll be back though. Was reportedly Bob Marshall's favorite summit and holds a weird kind of spell on many. Add me to the list. Been looking at the map ... might try it again this winter via the drainage between Street and LPP. There is also a long but easy-looking approach from the Northville-Placid Trail that would work as a summer backpacking trip.

That's my trip report.

I vote 2/10.
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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:14 pm

So Bark Eater, has your hiking buddy ever climbed or attempted Lost Pond Peak?

(By the way, I couldn't help but think of you on the way home when I drove by the road sign for the Bark Eater Inn :D )
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Re: weekend

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:17 pm

Catamount wrote:So Bark Eater, has your hiking buddy ever climbed or attempted Lost Pond Peak?

(By the way, I couldn't help but think of you on the way home when I drove by the road sign for the Bark Eater Inn :D )


No, so far just mused about it at looked at potential approaches on Google Earth. We climbed Street and Nye a few years ago and he was wondering if we could include it in a day trip. Thanks for the report!
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Re: weekend

Postby Catamount » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:58 pm

Cool. I will probably be attempting the Street/LPP drainage approach within the next month. Maybe the day after Thanksgiving if the stars are aligned right. Send me a PM if you or your buddy have any interest.
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Re: weekend

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:29 pm

I've been after Jim for a few years to get on SP. I forwarded your trip report to him. Here is his response: "Interesting report. I have yet to read one that makes this climb sound like fun. Yet it still intrigues me."
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