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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #210 on: September 21, 2020, 07:12:01 AM »
Well, I survived without my crampons and ice axe.  Probably would have killed one of those dandy bucks I saw if I had brought them.  Rained a few times.

I think the number one think the OP missed was the smoke.  I didn't see that in his description of high buck.  I now have the lungs of a career smoker. 

Great trip.  Everyone should do it.   :tup:

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #211 on: September 21, 2020, 05:27:18 PM »
Well, I survived without my crampons and ice axe.  Probably would have killed one of those dandy bucks I saw if I had brought them.  Rained a few times.

I think the number one think the OP missed was the smoke.  I didn't see that in his description of high buck.  I now have the lungs of a career smoker. 

Great trip.  Everyone should do it.   :tup:


:chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

Yep.  Definitely adding a Smoke Haze Index Toxicity bullet point as a potential factor to consider.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #212 on: September 21, 2020, 06:40:21 PM »
Well, I survived without my crampons and ice axe.  Probably would have killed one of those dandy bucks I saw if I had brought them.  Rained a few times.

I think the number one think the OP missed was the smoke.  I didn't see that in his description of high buck.  I now have the lungs of a career smoker. 

Great trip.  Everyone should do it.   :tup:


:chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

Yep.  Definitely adding a Smoke Haze Index Toxicity bullet point as a potential factor to consider.

Notes added for next yearís thread!?
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #213 on: September 21, 2020, 06:45:35 PM »
Well, I survived without my crampons and ice axe.  Probably would have killed one of those dandy bucks I saw if I had brought them.  Rained a few times.

I think the number one think the OP missed was the smoke.  I didn't see that in his description of high buck.  I now have the lungs of a career smoker. 

Great trip.  Everyone should do it.   :tup:

Sharpen your pencil...and foot fangs.  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:


:chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

Yep.  Definitely adding a Smoke Haze Index Toxicity bullet point as a potential factor to consider.

Notes added for next yearís thread!?
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #214 on: September 21, 2020, 06:48:26 PM »
I'm surprised you guys let off the oxygen bottles long enough to even notice the smoke.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #215 on: September 21, 2020, 07:34:37 PM »
The All Seeing Eye of Swarovski Sauron(s) couldn't find anything worth tagging in eleven days of picking apart every inch of the most remote fringes of our muley population's annual migration pattern.  Not gonna lie...~45K+ vertical and accompanying mileage has a tendency to wear a 49-year old guy down. Good to be home with a warm shower and wearing clothes that don't absolutely reek of My Me.

The Hillsound Trail Crampons came in handy when things got wet. Same with the Black Diamond Carbon Whippets.  The Zebra headlamp with Energizer AA Lithiums are always righteous combo in a nighttime death march. Love my Kifaru pack(s), tipi and tarp, sleeping bag and their Lost Park insulated clothing that makes an impromptu bivy mostly worry-free. While initially dubious, the new KUIU Katana rain gear is very, very impressive.  OTOH, their mid-layer Strongfleece Hybrid 280 Full Zip Hoodie is the coldest, bone-chilling soul-sucking POS garbage I've ever worn. It seems to have been uniquely designed by smaller, thin-framed latte sippers who wanted to feel cool and comfortable in desert temps.  There may have been a ceremonial back-to-the-maker fire.   The Scarpas still keep the feet and legs healthy and climbing.  Need to research see-through-smoke optics.  :chuckle:

The [not] anonymous interweb *censored*weasels evidently opted for Plan B or maybe opted to tag the first dink they saw well downstream judging by the stupid amount of panic shooting we heard.  Yeah, admittedly the idiocy got under my skin a bit, but it's probably better that I didn't enjoy his liver with some lava beans with a nice Chianti for dinner under a waning moon cycle.  Just the typical through-hikers that checked the trip off the list, but missed the sights due to the ridiculously thick smoke. (Note to the young guy with the stunningly gorgeous girlfriend that easily kept up with their aggressive Dakobed peak-bagging campaign: Dude...Propose to her immediately!  That sort of DNA is exceedingly rare.  :tup:)

Quietly watched a mature wolverine about 125 yards away before it slipped away to go about its business. Not something one sees everyday in Washington.  Kinda cool to be among maybe a handful or two of living Washingtonians that have experienced that.

The annual to semi-annual vacation was sooooooooo good for the soul.  Ordered a large Harvest Right freeze dryer to better feed it next year.

The General and Late Season are left to go.  The poop-pot stirring has been [mostly] fun folks!!!

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #216 on: September 21, 2020, 08:38:27 PM »
The All Seeing Eye of Swarovski Sauron(s) couldn't find anything worth tagging in eleven days of picking apart every inch of the most remote fringes of our muley population's annual migration pattern.  Not gonna lie...~45K+ vertical and accompanying mileage has a tendency to wear a 49-year old guy down. Good to be home with a warm shower and wearing clothes that don't absolutely reek of My Me.

The Hillsound Trail Crampons came in handy when things got wet. Same with the Black Diamond Carbon Whippets.  The Zebra headlamp with Energizer AA Lithiums are always righteous combo in a nighttime death march. Love my Kifaru pack(s), tipi and tarp, sleeping bag and their Lost Park insulated clothing that makes an impromptu bivy mostly worry-free. While initially dubious, the new KUIU Katana rain gear is very, very impressive.  OTOH, their mid-layer Strongfleece Hybrid 280 Full Zip Hoodie is the coldest, bone-chilling soul-sucking POS garbage I've ever worn. It seems to have been uniquely designed by smaller, thin-framed latte sippers who wanted to feel cool and comfortable in desert temps.  There may have been a ceremonial back-to-the-maker fire.   The Scarpas still keep the feet and legs healthy and climbing.  Need to research see-through-smoke optics.  :chuckle:

The [not] anonymous interweb *censored*weasels evidently opted for Plan B or maybe opted to tag the first dink they saw well downstream judging by the stupid amount of panic shooting we heard.  Yeah, admittedly the idiocy got under my skin a bit, but it's probably better that I didn't enjoy his liver with some lava beans with a nice Chianti for dinner under a waning moon cycle.  Just the typical through-hikers that checked the trip off the list, but missed the sights due to the ridiculously thick smoke. (Note to the young guy with the stunningly gorgeous girlfriend that easily kept up with their aggressive Dakobed peak-bagging campaign: Dude...Propose to her immediately!  That sort of DNA is exceedingly rare.  :tup:)

Quietly watched a mature wolverine about 125 yards away before it slipped away to go about its business. Not something one sees everyday in Washington.  Kinda cool to be among maybe a handful or two of living Washingtonians that have experienced that.

The annual to semi-annual vacation was sooooooooo good for the soul.  Ordered a large Harvest Right freeze dryer to better feed it next year.

The General and Late Season are left to go.  The poop-pot stirring has been [mostly] fun folks!!!

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #217 on: September 21, 2020, 09:03:33 PM »


Quietly watched a mature wolverine about 125 yards away before it slipped away to go about its business. Not something one sees everyday in Washington.  Kinda cool to be among maybe a handful or two of living Washingtonians that have experienced that.

   That's an impressive sight  North of Washington also.... lot of outdoorsmen who hunt Canada or Alaska every year will never see one in their lifetime. That totally makes a trip right there!
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #218 on: October 02, 2020, 07:57:43 PM »
You probably went too far in the backcountry, if you see caribou, turn 180 and head back a few miles.

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #219 on: October 05, 2020, 10:09:24 AM »
Got the voting stuff in the bag....

Pics of the stunningly gorgeous girlfriend mentioned or it didn't happen!  :chuckle:

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #220 on: October 05, 2020, 08:34:05 PM »
You probably went too far in the backcountry, if you see caribou, turn 180 and head back a few miles.

 :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:   Good stuff!

But...as an aside to your point, the idiotic powers-that-be in WDFW and USFWS saw fit to not do a damn thing (in time) to stop the ballooning predator base from eradicating caribou from Washington, perhaps forever.  Sad deal.

People ought to start asking some very pointed questions about how wolverines are making a magical comeback in Washington.  Not that they aren't very cool critters, but I find aspects of them showing up in RNP very, very, very suspect.  Legal reintroductions require VERY extensive and VERY public comment and review opportunities.
 
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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #221 on: October 06, 2020, 05:36:07 AM »
You would relocate from Canada too if you were in their Medical Healthcare plan  :chuckle:

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Re: High Buck - Some Observations
« Reply #222 on: October 06, 2020, 07:34:05 AM »
You would relocate from Canada too if you were in their Medical Healthcare plan  :chuckle:

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