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by mikie
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My drinking club has a hiking problem.
Replies: 103
Views: 19910

Re: My drinking club has a hiking problem.

Ah...the transition from summer hiking to winter hiking. In the summer small mistakes are just an inconvenience. In the winter small mistakes become major problems where it dawns on you that you could die. Once you have lived through a minor mistake in winter conditions you will never look at gear a...
by mikie
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sad death in the park
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Sad death in the park

1. I'm almost sure Siyeh doesn't require equipment to climb...ok, maybe a rain suit. Isn't there a picture of Jen on Siyeh hunched over in exhaustion? 2. I looked a map and there appears to be a pretty steep cliff starting at about 9700 ft that drops to the glacier, which is in the 7000-7300 ft are...
by mikie
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sad death in the park
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Sad death in the park

Continuing past, "Weiher’s body was discovered attached to a deployed parachute" the article goes on to say: “Our initial investigation leads us to believe he did jump with a parachute,” she said, but “we don’t know for sure” whether he jumped or accidentally fell before he was able to jump. “There ...
by mikie
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Sad death in the park
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: Sad death in the park

Years ago I worked in both SAR and EMS. There is a rule that you NEVER EVER endanger yourself in an attempt to save another life. Since this was a recovery versus a rescue, I am sure things slowed down quite a bit once they got there. Some members of SAR like the more difficult searches and rescues....
by mikie
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Our Last Trip to GNP
Replies: 28
Views: 8092

Re: Our Last Trip to GNP

Indiscretions or not...I LOVED your trip report! I desperately hope you write another one. You're a wonderful story teller.

No need to fret over a few unhappy members. Your still my favorite criminal.

As for the offending rodent, I'll set him straight when I hike down there on Monday.
by mikie
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sperry Chalet via Floral Park (8/31/14)
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: Sperry Chalet via Floral Park (8/31/14)

Real nice trip report.
by mikie
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Many Glacier Webcam?
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: Many Glacier Webcam?

If I recall the Many Glacier Cam was run over single-mode fiber. Direct Communications and electricity isn't really required. I believe that the Apgar Mtn cam uses satellite for communications and solar for power. When they first installed it the cost were about $50/month for the satellite. The cam ...
by mikie
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Many Glacier Webcam?
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

Re: Many Glacier Webcam?

It has been a while since I read about how the web cams came about. Here is how I remember it: In the beginning, visitors paid for the cams, and the park put them in and ran them. I believe that the Many Glacier cam died, and was never replaced. This was before the growth of social media. When socia...
by mikie
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Fifty Mountain
Replies: 23
Views: 6651

Re: Fifty Mountain

If the hiker is experienced, he might have cooked close to his tent or sleeping bag elsewhere in the country prior to visiting GNP. Or, someone else might have cooked near his tent or sleeping bag. In other parts of the country people are very naive about cooking near their sleeping bags and tents. ...
by mikie
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: How far are the ledges on the Highline (HockeyRef) trail?
Replies: 18
Views: 4644

Re: How far are the ledges on the Highline (HockeyRef) trail

Poles originated with the ski industry. All ski poles have metal tips. The metal tips work exceptionally well on snow and ice. Then ski poles migrated to the hiking industry. Most people just use the metal tips when hiking. The rubber tips work well when hiking on solid rock. Metal tips on solid roc...
by mikie
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: first trip is in the can
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: first trip is in the can

Sounds like you and daughter had a great time in Glacier. The place is pretty addicting. Here are a couple of tips to reduce your muscle issues: Most beginning hikers do not drink enough water while hiking. As they become dehydrated, their bodies become polluted with impurities. Once you become dehy...
by mikie
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: How far are the ledges on the Highline (HockeyRef) trail?
Replies: 18
Views: 4644

Re: How far are the ledges on the Highline (HockeyRef) trail

The good thing about the Highline Trail is that the exposure is at the very beginning of the hike (Logan Pass side). So, if you need to bail, you can go hike somewhere else. The section with exposure above the road isn't that long, and it has a cable attached to the wall, which helps people with a f...
by mikie
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Deaths in the Park
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Deaths in the Park

It is interesting that you are 3 times more likely to die of a vehicle accident then be killed by a bear.
by mikie
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Glacier Discussion
Topic: Hiker injured while descending Siyeh
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: Hiker injured while descending Siyeh

It wasn't on the trail. They were both descending Siyeh. The hiker first yelled for help. When he didn't get the response he was looking for, he discharged the gun. Hikers on the trail heard both the yelling and the gun shot. I would move in the opposite direct of a gun shot. A whistle is the univer...
by mikie
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: A few from my latest trip
Replies: 12
Views: 4237

Re: A few from my latest trip

Great photos.