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ButterflyEffect  ·  23 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mountains on the Sound: Climbing Mount Rainier

The part where I was trying to make sure me and my partner didn’t get hurt or die, absolutely. The rest was Type 1!

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ButterflyEffect  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mountains on the Sound: Climbing Mount Rainier

Absolutely every single time. Climbing a mountain is physically and mentally taxing in some situations, not always. It is almost always fun and enjoyable. Terrible weather or poor company can change that. But the scenery in the PNW is universally great, the mountains and ranges are significant and make you feel small in the world and scheme of life. It's a nice feeling.

ButterflyEffect  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mountains on the Sound: Climbing Mount Rainier

Yes, we reached camp in the afternoon and napped and woke up again to start moving before midnight of the same day. For these kind of things you want to take advantage of "good" or at least improved snow conditions for ascent which typically occur overnight. On crevassed glaciers such as this one you are safer moving when the snow is firm and better able to support weight, which occurs with lower temps / wind chill. In general it is easier and faster moving uphill on firm snow as opposed to loose or wet, heavy snow which will occur during the day with enough sunlight + warmth.

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020

Don’t you ever talk to me and my bread like that again.

ButterflyEffect  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020

Egg is a personal favorite for insults, it’s so disarming and unexpected. What does Tō Raho mean?

ButterflyEffect  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020

I am really looking forward to wearing a pack that is not in the 42lb (last weekend) to 58lb (two weekends ago) weight range. It’ll be probably 30lbs instead!

And nobody I know has died in the last week so that’s a plus!

ButterflyEffect  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

Hah, no, though in a way only the Coen brothers can capture, yes. This goes back to the 50s/60s and the rise and fall and rise and current state fall (again) of bowling in the United States. I grew up bowling, bowled collegiate, and have lots of words to spare on this one between bowling leagues, USBC, the PBA, Bowlero, and the book Bowling Alone.

ButterflyEffect  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

For me they’re called mountains ;)

Agree except maybe on bowling leagues. I have complicated thoughts on that one.

ButterflyEffect  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

Isn’t the Supreme Court roundup posts from johnnyFive who is still around.

Francopoli I miss. Hope someone here had his contact info.

ButterflyEffect  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

I see a fair a bit of sharing themselves in chat ever since mk made the big change to it. But yes, I by and large agree with you - though to a small aspect of flagamuffin‘s point, it’s difficult to make the time to share myself in a way that’s satisfactory (see: the six months it took me to write up half of my Bhutan trip).

As an unrelated reason for this, I am less and less comfortable sharing personal details on any forum after seeing the ever increasing weaponization of the Internet. I am close to the point of wishing we all had our own private pay to enter bubbles with no inter connectivity.