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July 25, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« on: 07/26/04, 02:59 PM »

5When I read Snoslut's report from Saturday, I was begining to wonder if our destination would be worth all the torture he described. Huh However at the morning meeting( Tall Timbers,Eatonville) I was reassured by Ron,Jeanette,Robie, and Stefan that hoards of bugs never fly twice in one week I think they said they have to re-fuel. We were joined by Eric Kroeger at the Bench lake trailhead and set off for Unicorn saddle. What a difference 24 hours and a few degrees makes, not a bug in site! Perhaps they were hung over from all that feeding the day before Cool. Anyway had a great hike up and got on snow about 5400, almost continuous to the saddle at 6600. Here we encountered this fellow:
 
I guess even the mountain goats are going to the Slush Cup!  http://www.turns-all-year.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=ha3;action=display;num=1090342474

After a nice lunch in the rocks and some more goat watching we all got in a bunch of sweet and steep turns! A great day with great friends.  My photos @ http://community.webshots.com/album/167798283LOkUgp
PS  thanks Jeanette for the great tailgate feast !  Wink
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Re: July 2, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #1 on: 07/26/04, 04:11 PM »

Yessiree , another fun trip. by the way that's my goat.
Lost a OR crampon bag up there if anybody goes back. Just a couple days left than the run will segment.
Probaly the pool for the "slush cup" is filling right now.
Robie
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Re: July 25, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #2 on: 07/27/04, 12:44 AM »

Hey Jerry it was more of a torture for my partner.  Was it worth it...always.  The bugs, well after a drink from me they were probably asking themselves the next morning what in the hell is in that stuff.  That's some potent @#$^ .  BTW Nice pics, especially of the talking goat and the goatie.  From your pics it look liked alot of snow had melted in a days worth of time.  Slush cup is just around the corner.
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Re: July 2, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #3 on: 07/27/04, 02:29 AM »

Wondering what the "UniBrow Saddle" name is all about?
Well, Here's you answer:

(note the residual nose hairs eminating from the left nostril)
More shots of mature adults acting like 12 year olds at:
http://groups.msn.com/WildHeartsSkiing/tatooshrange72504.msnw

Jerry, you got some really great shots of the goat that joined the party at the saddle.  At first I thought he was just curious; but later I got the sense that he just liked "hanging out" with us.  It was like he was just a tad lonely.  Pretty cool, eh?

I feel a bit guilty having all this fun in the mountains, this late in the season, but hell, somebody's gotta do it, eh?  See you all at the Slush Cup next week!!
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Re: July 2, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #4 on: 07/27/04, 05:05 AM »

we all apreciate robie bringing his goat along, just wish he would have turned of the radio when they had their alone  time.  

Great pics JW and Ron

mine are at
http://community.webshots.com/album/168035530FEAztR
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Re: July 2, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #5 on: 07/27/04, 07:17 AM »

Mad Dog and Stefan with soul patches is one for the ages!
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Re: July 2, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #6 on: 07/28/04, 03:40 AM »

Thanks for getting your link fixed, Stefan. Very nice pictures, BTW.  You also go some great pictures of Robie's sweetie (I mean the goat, in this case).
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Re: July 2, 2004, Unibrow Saddle, MRNP
« Reply #7 on: 07/28/04, 05:09 AM »

Looks like you had a good late July snow slope up there in the Tatoosh (Looked like a nice line below Unicorn Saddle when I viewed it from the Muir snowfield on Saturday....funny when I saw that snowfield I was thinking "I wonder if Ron J. and others are on that snowfield today" Grin)
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