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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Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Mar 15, 2010 9:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Cool Area

Looks like many options all a short hike to each. Nice photo!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 15, 2010 10:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool Area

Yeah, think I'd hike down to the lake and have
all the skeeters chew me up!

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Mar 15, 2010 11:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cool Area

Yea, I didn't notice the month being August. That's one insect we could do without!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 16, 2010 3:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool Area

The mosquitoes get a lot better by August there most years, but I still carry the bug dope.

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Mar 16, 2010 5:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Can I Get A Witness

Bob is an animal climbing in his sandals.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 16, 2010 9:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Can I Get A Witness

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

Do ya feel lucky, Mister Mosquito? Well, do ya? ??

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 17, 2010 8:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Can I Get A Witness

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.

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Mar 20, 2010 3:14 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Can I Get A Witness

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

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Mar 23, 2010 2:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Can I Get A Witness

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.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 24, 2010 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Can I Get A Witness

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.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Mar 24, 2010 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Can I Get A Witness

Tom, you're invited to join me in the Beartooths this July, where the mosquitoes are almost thick enough to be put on maps.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Mar 24, 2010 12:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Can I Get A Witness

Billions of my little buddies???? You're making it sound almost too good to resist!

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