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  1. I'm busy on Saturday but might be able to get away on Sunday.

    Sunday is supposed to be the nicer of the two days. Do you have a preference? I'm leaning towards fire- nothing is blooming and there's still mushy snow anywhere up high.

    I'm not real familiar with the area but how about heading up the Hamma Hamma then setting a course for Mildred lakes andbooting it up the trail as far as the snow will let us? Or something else.

  2. Well the boss said ok, well actually she said ohhhhhkaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy. But any way you spell it, I'm in.

    If anyone from the south end wants to carpool let me know, you can either meet me here in Federal Way or I can meet you somewhere along the I-5 corridor.

  3. I'm going to do a bike & hike Saturday morning. Starting off @ 0800 in North Bend(N 47.28.544 / W 121.44.804) and riding up the Cedar Butte trail head(N 47.25.987 / W 121.45.009) via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and the Iron Horse Trail then hiking up to the top of Cedar Butt(e).

    Rough stats say it's 12 miles of biking R/T and 2 miles of hiking R/T.

    In case anyone is interested in carpooling I'll be leaving Federal Way[/url] @ 0700

    14.2 miles, 4 hours, 5 finds, 2 DNF's, 1 pile-o-dog crap, and 1970 calories burned, according to Garmin Training Camp, and no snow or rain :D .

  4. I'm heading over to Tiger Mountain tomorrow morning to tackle the Tiger Mountain Challenge caches. Hitting the High School TH at 0800.

    Tiger mountain was snowy at the summit last Sat. when I went.

    When I did this hike on the 20th there was no snow on the section line trail but I did run into a couple of patches on the West Tiger RR grade, but there was actually more mud on the trail than there was snow.

    This weekends bike and hike starts in North Bend at about 550' going up the the base of Cedar Butte @ 1100'. Cedar Butte summit is about 1850' Might be a bit of snow on the trail but shouldn't be a big deal, did I just jinx myself.

    A few weeks ago I did mount Peak and then did a bicycle ride out past Enumclaw and was riding through about 4" of snow for about a mile.

  5. I'm going to do a bike & hike Saturday morning. Starting off @ 0800 in North Bend(N 47.28.544 / W 121.44.804) and riding up the Cedar Butte trail head(N 47.25.987 / W 121.45.009) via the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and the Iron Horse Trail then hiking up to the top of Cedar Butt(e).

    Rough stats say it's 12 miles of biking R/T and 2 miles of hiking R/T.

    In case anyone is interested in carpooling I'll be leaving Federal Way[/url] @ 0700

  6. Each digit in a base32 number can have 32 values, 0 thru 31. Similar to decimal 0-9. Since 32 is an even 5 binary digits(11111 binary = 31 decimal), I would convert each digit to a 5 bit number and then you have binary number that a lot of calculators can use. 325 base32 = 00011 00010 000101 base2

    That's what I was going to say but I didn't want to sound to geeky. :)

  7. Even though I'm Off on Friday I can't make it.

    The Belfair CM is Sunday and Andrew and I will be heading over that way on Saturday to try and knock off some of Ironman's caches though. I'm going to be bringing bikes for at least the Vista House cache. Not sure how feasible they would be for Psycho Vertigo...Doin' it Ironman Style! & The Lost Railroad though, not sure I want to be pushing / carrying bikes over abandoned RR trestles.

  8. 95 views and few replies. :o It’s soapbox time…

     

    C’mon people, you’ve seen the beautiful pictures, you know how to walk, so there’s nothing stopping you from snowshoeing. If you can walk around the mall, or scoot & loot on a cache machine, you can easily strap on a pair of snowshoes and walk in the beautiful and serene forest. Last Sunday, Maggie, Kevin, and I stopped just to listen to the sound of the falling snow. That one minute made the whole day.

     

    If you lack the equipment, you can rent snowshoes cheap, or just buy an inexpensive set. I’ve seen them as low as $15 on craigslist! Ask around, you probably know someone with an unused set in their garage or basement. Poles are nice, but not required. If I cannot attend this one, you can even borrow my shoes and poles at no charge.

     

    If you only lack confidence, then this is the perfect hike for you. TL said this is a beginner’s snowshoe, so it’s perfect for someone that has never tried it but thinks it might be fun. You will not be left behind, you will not get lost in the woods, and if you get tired you can just plop backwards into the soft snow and rest a bit. If you don’t think you have the physical ability or endurance, just give it a try- you may surprise yourself! If you want to go slow, go slow. We routinely get separated by speed and get strung out in smaller groups as we go along. We always keep track of who is with who and where they are (except for the Mt Aix hike but that is the only exception). You have, at any point along the trail, the option of turning around and following the tracks back to cars. There’s no shame in turning around, we have all done it!

     

    If you have any questions about what to bring or wear, just drop one of us a line and we’d be happy to help you. But seriously, it’s far easier than you may believe, and much more memorable than an afternoon of guardrail caches.

     

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    Geez, give a rest dude.

    We can't all just head out at the drop of the hat. Who was it that couldn't go on the Decemmber HOTM because they had better things to do, not that there's anything wrong with that sometimes life just gets in the way. Reading a forum post is one thing but sometimes schedules have to be checked, plans made and/or rearranged or a multitude of other things and that can take a lot more time than it takes to just read this thread.

     

    Oh yeah I'm in.

  9. Changing my maybe to a YES. I live in Federal Way and still have room for 3 more in the Land Rover.

     

    I would like to meet up and carpool with you.

     

    Leaving hogar de los Land Rover (N47 20.089 W122 18.125) at 0645. Still room for 3 more close frieds or 2 more not so close pals.

  10. I'm in for Sunday!

     

    If B+L aren't able to make it perhaps I would be looking for a ride to the trailhead as I'm a big baby when it comes to driving in inclement weather and on scary mountain passes. But please don't tell anyone that. I have a car and can meet up anywhere (perhaps somewhere between Seattle and the eastside?). I'd be happy to bribe with cupcakes and/or beer.

    Let me know if you need a ride and I'll meet you at the below coordinates at 7:30.

     

    N47° 29.2551'

    W121° 47.5685'

     

    If I can't carpool with LandRover I would like to meet up with you there if you have room. Then I don't have to drive my truck, I can drive the Geo.

     

    I think I should be good to go on Sunday. I've spent the last two days hiking around the Mall of America and still have one more day to go (one floor a day) and so far the knee seems to be doing pretty good.

  11. Having the knee fixed on the 13th. Can I hike that soon...hmmmmm.

    I did.

     

    Speaking of knees my other one is starting to give me grief so I won't know if I'm up to it until late next week.

  12. Driving motorhomes on some places along the route will be an interesting challenge.
    Or do what my dad did - tow a Tracker behind the rig. He got into some of the most interesting country that way...

     

    I expect that this CM will have more muddy washboard pock-marked dirt roads than any other CM we've done before. The route should be passable for a passenger car, but I wouldn't recommend it for trailers, motorhomes, or articulated buses.

    Sweet!

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