Alpine Fashion Foozler ...
"Shadows on the Wall"
Rainier in 1896
Mirror Lake, MRNP
Shining World of Ice & Snow
Wonderland Trail Companion
Foreboding North Face Classic [24 years gone]
History of Indian Henry
Rainier from Eagle Cliff
Windy Days of Winters' Past In The Land of Slugs and Seracs
Visions from Hinkle Tinkle
Cloud's Kiss for Mount Rainier
...from First Mother
Emmons Moraine Trail
"Last Campfires Never Die!"
Beargrass beneath Rainier
Florence Peak Ascent
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Only Mr. Carreau could take something like Mt. Rainier and make it a little bit weird. I enjoyed it.
Can make my world seem right.
Only you, can make my darkness bright.
Only you, and you alone,
Can thrill me like you do ... : )
Ringo Starr (1974)
Perfectly okay, Bob!
I refer to that as the "free speech syndrome!" Even though I'm
not an 'adminstrator' of this site, I'm ass-suming that we ALL
know what the LIMITS of our freedoms are (indeed).
Hope you're able to make it out to the 'Wild West' again SOON !!
Great album! Very interesting. It's very sad to see how much the glaciers have melted in recent years.
In my years spent wide-eyed in WA, I never had the chance to
visit the Paradise Ice Caves, which have since "melted out."
I was not trying to make a scientific comparison with the photos;
it's still a beautiful mountain, with the "potential" of becoming
a destructive devil at any moment. Nature will find a way ...
Interesting Page! Love the photos, it's always a bit of a bummer to get a look back a few years and see how things have changed. bummer except for the gear!
Totally agree! They've really come a long way on the gear!
Seriously, I'm still sad to hear reports of folks losing their
lives in the Wasatch, and other mountain ranges of the world.
But, we all must KEEP movin' down that long and rocky highway!
Question: Who (exactly) are the "TyeDyeTwins." Are they your
neighbors? Just curious - please take care of yourself !! : ))
I am currently selling a house with a view of Mt. Rainier. Having recently left Alaska and now living in Colorado and learning to climb... this made me a bit homesick. I was living in WA when Mt. Rainier blew. The mountain (in any form) is truly a beautiful sight and so awesome to see everyday.
Thanks, we share something in common.
Are you speaking of the 1980 eruption of Mt. Saint Helens ?
I was there, too! I grew up in the shadow of Rainier, and I
miss it "like the dickens" each time I venture outside.
Was your house in Gig Harbor?
I don't have a percentage, but I think "many" folks on this site
are in the process of moving to Colorado. Happy trails & climbs!
- Larry of AZ
I was living in a log cabin in Sequim when it blew that Sunday morning! I was just getting ready to move back to AK. (It seems I go back and forth between WA and AK alot, lol). I am from a Native American family originally from Metlakatla, AK (near Ketchikan). However, I most recently lived near Anchorage (Eagle River). So, somehow I am now in Colorado!! Learning to climb from "Big Rob". You might know him from Summit Post.
I will keep an eye out for your pics:)
Cheryl of CO
Thanks, Cheryl !!
You are forgiven!
Big Rob = "Robin?" That dude is cool! At least, that's what I gather from some of his posts on SP.
Have you ever visited "Misty Fjords?"
I have a Native American friend here in Arizona, and he worked
at Misty Fjords for three seasons. He said it was totally
opposite from the terrain here in AZ.
Yep, I'd like to visit the PAC-NW again .. perhaps next year!
- Larry (still) of AZ
Yes, "Big Rob" as in Robin:) I never actually went to Misty Fjords but lived in the area (on a boat) and saw much of the similar beauty. And yes, SE AK is totally different terrain than AZ... a lot of muskeg. But then SE AK is a lot different than other areas of the state! It is a huge state and has differing terrains and climate depending on where you are!
I will look forward to you posts:) Cheryl
Agreed that Alaska's a big chunk of land.
Colorado? Just for the summer? Won't you miss the coastal ocean?
You're one cool cat, Larry.
Sssssssshh! I was trying to keep that under my hat! !!
Thanks, Courtney. It appears I have (somehow) "alienated" myself
from the Rock Climbing Community here on SP. Go figure ..
Actually, Rock is My Life, and This is My Song ..
Rock on, Courtney!