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NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« on: May 05, 2023, 10:34:05 AM »
Anyone planning on attending this years NW Mt Challenge at Stevens pass this summer? This will be my first time and I hear that it is a blast and a challenge.

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2023, 11:24:59 AM »
Thinking about it, need to check dates.

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2023, 12:19:51 PM »
It is a blast, have been a couple times.  Only prob with stevens is the camping (if you camp), not many spots available, call asap to reserve IF you can. Also the traffic is a complete nightmare unless you stay till Monday.  Great time for sure, I wonít go till it comes to crystal or somewhere else more convenient.  You have to do it once at least!
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2023, 12:59:18 PM »
You wonít be disappointed! Itís a great shoot.  :tup:



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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2023, 01:03:48 PM »
Thinking about it, need to check dates.
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2023, 01:08:28 PM »
It is a blast, have been a couple times.  Only prob with stevens is the camping (if you camp), not many spots available, call asap to reserve IF you can. Also the traffic is a complete nightmare unless you stay till Monday.  Great time for sure, I wonít go till it comes to crystal or somewhere else more convenient.  You have to do it once at least!
I have been wanting to do it. My buddy and I bought tickets in 2020' and they had to cancel on us, so gonna try again this year. It would be a good exercise before going to Wyoming for elk (assuming I draw).

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2023, 01:08:43 PM »
It is a blast, have been a couple times.  Only prob with stevens is the camping (if you camp), not many spots available, call asap to reserve IF you can. Also the traffic is a complete nightmare unless you stay till Monday.  Great time for sure, I wonít go till it comes to crystal or somewhere else more convenient.  You have to do it once at least!

Seems like you could park in Lot G and camp behind it? Not sure if they're strict about camping in the summer, I know they are in the winter.

There's also plenty of forest roads down either side of the pass. I have some spots down Beckler creek if anyone wants a good one. Just PM me.

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2023, 01:18:15 PM »
It is a blast, have been a couple times.  Only prob with stevens is the camping (if you camp), not many spots available, call asap to reserve IF you can. Also the traffic is a complete nightmare unless you stay till Monday.  Great time for sure, I wonít go till it comes to crystal or somewhere else more convenient.  You have to do it once at least!

Lucky for me, I'll sleep in my truck for free. Probably stay until Monday morning if I go, plenty of hiking to do around there.


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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2023, 01:57:33 PM »
I will be there Saturday and Sunday

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2023, 02:27:28 PM »
I'll be there :hello:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2023, 03:16:17 PM »
So, for a newb, do most people shoot all three days?  Looks like there is ample opportunity on different courses each day.  If you're solo, do you get assigned to a group or just go for it?

I also noticed they are showing Full Draw which would be handy since I would have to miss a track meet to watch it in Mt Vernon.

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2023, 03:26:35 PM »
So, for a newb, do most people shoot all three days?  Looks like there is ample opportunity on different courses each day.  If you're solo, do you get assigned to a group or just go for it?

I also noticed they are showing Full Draw which would be handy since I would have to miss a track meet to watch it in Mt Vernon.
I just do it all in two days. Shoot everything but pure elevation on Saturday and then just shoot pure elevation on Sunday and mob home.

They show the FDFT Saturday night along with a bunch of raffle prizes.

If you aren't signed up to compete and just shooting for fun they won't flight you with another group so shoot solo or glob onto others. Almost every one I've been to we've invited singles or doubles to join us. Even ended up with a huntwa guy the first year (scott).
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2023, 03:27:39 PM »
On an up note, without Jerry there we won't have to listen to any GD John Denver coming from the RV lot :chuckle:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2023, 03:47:28 PM »
On an up note, without Jerry there we won't have to listen to any GD John Denver coming from the RV lot :chuckle:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2023, 03:54:04 PM »
On an up note, without Jerry there we won't have to listen to any GD John Denver coming from the RV lot :chuckle:
Thats it, Iím going now!!
Well I guess I'll have someone to yell obscenities across the mountain at then  :chuckle:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2023, 06:33:17 PM »
Wife will be up there trying to win the women's open. You guys should hit the darrington marked 50 this month to practice. Dotted animal targets, rangefinders, a good time.
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2023, 07:23:18 AM »
I'll be there donating arrows to the local trees.

Even ponied up for competition on Sunday.

Planning on just camping in the truck around the area, saw the national forest isn't too far so I wasn't too worried about finding a spot.

Sucks to hear about the traffic, I hate waiting in line to enjoy easily accessible nature.

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2023, 12:20:05 PM »
I am looking forward to it. Friday- Pure elevation @ 9, Sat- Vortex @ 9, Sunday- Archery trader @ 9. I'm not sure where we'll fill in the gaps, I may be in the tent cramping up like a B!t@H! :chuckle:

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2023, 02:22:32 PM »
On an up note, without Jerry there we won't have to listen to any GD John Denver coming from the RV lot :chuckle:
Thats it, Iím going now!!

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2023, 04:20:10 PM »
 :chuckle:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2023, 01:05:50 PM »
TTT


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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2023, 01:06:36 PM »
Canít Wait
Going to be a BLAST

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2023, 05:03:08 PM »
Kenmore Range is having their 3d shoot this weekend if anyone is looking for a primer.
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2023, 02:19:53 PM »
Unfortunately not much time to practice.!!!

What time do the lifts open Saturday morning

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2023, 08:32:22 PM »
So earlier in the year the shoot said July 14-16th. May it changed to the last weekend of July.

Is it really July 28-30th?

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2023, 07:30:18 AM »
 :tup:

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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2023, 07:21:07 AM »
TTT


We're getting close boiz :IBCOOL:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2023, 10:30:12 AM »
National championships are in darrington this weekend if you want to see some pro shooters.
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2023, 11:10:56 PM »
Iíve never made it in time for the night shoot. Cool stuff! Green line is the lighted knock :tup:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2023, 01:17:45 PM »
Some call me the Charlie Daniel's of disc archery







But not really  :chuckle:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2023, 01:24:17 PM »
Hey 3 of those 5 where really close  :tup:
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2023, 05:35:45 PM »
Wish I was there, good luck in the raffles, have fun guys.
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Re: NW Mountain Challenge- Stevens Pass
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2023, 06:13:17 PM »
The live target was pretty cool! :chuckle:
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« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2023, 08:24:40 PM »
Thatís cool, the first year I went we saw a bear on the course.
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