Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

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Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:40 am

We're finally getting some snow! Monday was the first chance I had to get out. We initially got shut down from the upper mountain due to a road building operation, but we just weren't finding enough snow.
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We decided to back track and try to sneak through the site. We had to hit the ditch a few times to get around dump trucks :eek: Hopefully they didn't get too irritated with us.

Busting apart a massive boulder. I think to use for road base.
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Pretty much just hauled ass up the mountain. This is a long video. I don't really have the time to do much creative editing. The first part heading up the mountain was fun!


It was snowing and blowing most of the day.
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Since we were all a little short on time, we decided to throw on the snowshoes for the last leg.
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On the way down we had to pass back through the road construction site, which was now a big gnarly mess of mud and rock. What better time and place to lose a bead? :homer:
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I thought the dozer was coming up to push me off the road. Luckily they liked Fords :D Seated the bead and got the hell out of there. First blown bead I've had in ages. Wasn't even in the snow!
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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby SnowPhoto » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:53 am

A pretty good trip! Not much to add, except a few pictures...

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Adding some more shortly...
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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby Nobody » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:15 am

Those birds were beautiful. That was the first time I had seen them. I think they are the White-Tailed Ptarmigan, aka Snow Quail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_Ptarmigan
The White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura), also known as the Snow Quail, is the smallest bird in the grouse family. It is a permanent resident of high altitudes on or above the tree line and is native to Alaska and the mountainous parts of Canada and the western United States. It has also been introduced into the Sierra Nevada in California, the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon and the Uinta Mountains in Utah. Its plumage is cryptic and varies at different times of the year. In the summer it is speckled in gray, brown and white whereas in winter it is wholly white. At all times of year the wings, belly and tail are white
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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby Chris Immer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:27 pm

That looks a lot like where Dion and I where. You Just got a lot more snow! Need to get back up there!

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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby KS4runner » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:37 pm

I need to go to places like this.. Looks so cool in those big open areas !

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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby SnowPhoto » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:24 pm

Agreed. I thought it was some kind of grouse :)

Just about to post a couple more pictures...

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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby SnowPhoto » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:34 pm

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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby n16ht5 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:45 am

Nice shots of the ptarmigan, and in general/. Want to head up this coming Monday???

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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby Nobody » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:32 pm

n16ht5 wrote:Nice shots of the ptarmigan, and in general/. Want to head up this coming Monday???


Gotta work on Monday :puke:

I might be able to get out Sunday, but this is the last weekend of The Great Northwest Glass Quest and we haven't found one yet. If we find one Saturday, then I think I can probably go Sunday.
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Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling Feb 17, 2014

Postby Baller » Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:18 pm

Great pics.
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