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Atop Dragon's Tail in Glacier National Park, MT, with FlatheadNative and Andinistaloco. I'm the one not smiling. I try not to smile for pictures.

August 2009

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butitsadryheatGreat summit shot...

butitsadryheat

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I thought that guy on the right looked familiar from somewhere. Hey Bob, how come you're the only one wearing sandals?! And why not smile? You're on a summit!
Posted Aug 19, 2009 1:56 am

Bob SihlerRe: Great summit shot...

Bob Sihler

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My boots literally fell apart; the soles came apart from the rest. I tried gluing them back together with rubber cement-- all I could find out there-- but no luck. Those sandals actually have better soles than a lot of boots do, and I've climbed a lot of peaks in them, even Class 4 stuff!

Smile? That would ruin my image!
Posted Aug 19, 2009 9:39 am

Arthur DigbeeRe: Great summit shot...

Arthur Digbee

Voted 10/10

No excuse. My kid's boots died on Mt Lady Washington but we still got smiles on the summit!
Posted Aug 20, 2009 1:04 pm

Fred SpickerRe: Great summit shot...

Fred Spicker

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My boots also - still had to backpack out.

Bad Boots
Posted Aug 21, 2009 9:20 am

Bob SihlerRe: Great summit shot...

Bob Sihler

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I once discovered the wonders of duct tape when my boots fell apart on me during a three-nighter in the Sierra Nevada.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 12:43 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Great summit shot...

Bob Sihler

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Oh, the boots had nothing to do with this. They were dead two days before. Smiling just ruins my stoic image; I fancy myself the Clint Eastwood of the mountains. No rebuttal necessary!
Posted Aug 21, 2009 12:45 pm

AndinistalocoJust noticed

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

this one. Pretty cool shot of us! Also, I've got to say Bob's sandals seemed to work pretty damned well. He slipped but never went down, which is more than I can say for my climbs in Glacier!
Posted Aug 21, 2009 3:07 am

Bob SihlerRe: Just noticed

Bob Sihler

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It must have been amusing to watch my stumbles, though.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 12:46 pm

FlatheadNativeRe: Just noticed

FlatheadNative

Voted 10/10

I liked the one where you "gently" pulled up just before plunging over the abyss into Hidden Lake.

That had nothing to do with your footwear and everything to do with Glacier's lousy rock.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 6:57 pm

cp0915Sweet!

cp0915

Voted 10/10

I was just up on Dragon's Tail myself a few weeks back. Nice summit shot, fellas!
Posted Aug 21, 2009 9:42 am

Bob SihlerRe: Sweet!

Bob Sihler

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Awesome peak, huh? I'll write a TR soon and throw in a few cracks on Walt since he had to comment on my sandals!
Posted Aug 21, 2009 12:43 pm

cp0915Re: Sweet!

cp0915

Voted 10/10

Walt's a punk. I look forward to your TR.

And, yeah, Dragon's Tail was fun. Actually, we'd gone up Reynolds and I liked what I saw over at Dragon's Tail. So I told my buddy we should go bag it next. And we did! Great scenery. Weathered out of the park by the next afternoon though.

Posted Aug 21, 2009 2:08 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Sweet!

Bob Sihler

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I hope you did the North Face traverse on Reynolds; that's a great route. We were originally going to do that and then DT, but it was so damn windy that we decided to stay away from that goat trail. Walt tried again the next morning and got almost to the summit when a nasty storm forced him to retreat. I felt bad for him-- hope he gets back.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 2:36 pm

cp0915Re: Sweet!

cp0915

Voted 10/10

I wanted to do the NF traverse as well, but had a couple of noobs (as in, haven't really ever climbed a mountain before - ever) with me. While the class 2 way up the backside was fun, it was way more mellow than I'd hoped for. Trivial, unfortunately. Still, a great time!
Posted Aug 21, 2009 2:54 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Sweet!

Bob Sihler

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Well, you're a tougher man than I. I climbed it via NF three years ago and went down the SW slopes, and I recall thinking I'd never want to go UP that scree on the SW route. I hope those noobs paid you well in cold beer.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 11:44 pm

AndinistalocoRe: Sweet!

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

Oh, man, did it ever. There was horizontal rain and hail blowing into my face and I couldn't see a damned thing - I was climbing by the Braile method. Pissed me off so much that I drove to Colorado. Be sure to mention our rival high schools in your upcoming trip report and pay no attention to that CP guy... anyone who climbs like 489 summits in 33 days can't be trusted.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 2:41 am

cp0915Re: Sweet!

cp0915

Voted 10/10

"489 summits in 33 days"...Walt, let's not over-exaggerate, my friend. I've only done like -160- so far this year.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 9:39 am

AndinistalocoHa!

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

Great caption, too.
Posted Sep 4, 2009 4:17 pm

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