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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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butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Aug 19, 2009 1:56 am - Voted 10/10

Great summit shot...

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!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 19, 2009 9:39 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great summit shot...

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!

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Aug 20, 2009 1:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great summit shot...

No excuse. My kid's boots died on Mt Lady Washington but we still got smiles on the summit!

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Aug 21, 2009 9:20 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great summit shot...

My boots also - still had to backpack out.

Bad Boots

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 12:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great summit shot...

I once discovered the wonders of duct tape when my boots fell apart on me during a three-nighter in the Sierra Nevada.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 12:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great summit shot...

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!

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Aug 21, 2009 3:07 am - Voted 10/10

Just noticed

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!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 12:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just noticed

It must have been amusing to watch my stumbles, though.

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Aug 25, 2009 6:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Just noticed

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.

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 21, 2009 9:42 am - Voted 10/10

Sweet!

I was just up on Dragon's Tail myself a few weeks back. Nice summit shot, fellas!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 12:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

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!

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 21, 2009 2:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sweet!

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.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 2:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

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.

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 21, 2009 2:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sweet!

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!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 21, 2009 11:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

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.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Aug 22, 2009 2:41 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Sweet!

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.

cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 24, 2009 9:39 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Sweet!

"489 summits in 33 days"...Walt, let's not over-exaggerate, my friend. I've only done like -160- so far this year.

Andinistaloco

Andinistaloco - Sep 4, 2009 4:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Ha!

Great caption, too.

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