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by derek.larson
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My drinking club has a hiking problem.
Replies: 103
Views: 21166

Re: My drinking club has a hiking problem.

Whistling Swan...sleep in the car...Whistling Swan...sleep in the car...Whistling Swan...sleep in the car...Whistling Swan...sleep in the car...Whistling Swan...sleep in the car...ummmmmm, I'll sleep in the car :roll:
by derek.larson
Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Our Last Trip to GNP
Replies: 28
Views: 8501

Re: Our Last Trip to GNP

Sub-Zero wins!
by derek.larson
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 3 Big Hikes Minus 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: 3 Big Hikes Minus 2

A few additional takeaways from the trip: - It's a good idea to pack away the camera while going up the steep stuff. I lost two lens caps when the Canon 70 was mounted on the Peak Designs clip attached to my backpack shoulder strap. - I can probably lighten my load considerably on future trips, and ...
by derek.larson
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 3 Big Hikes Minus 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

3 Big Hikes Minus 2

Day 0 On Saturday August 16th, seven of us (Domingo M., his wife Natalie, Jorge R., me, my wife, and my 3 & 1.5 year old granddaughters) met at the Kalispell Airport, grabbed a weeks-worth of groceries at a local supermarket (Super 1?), then headed for the Stonehouse at Duck Lake, which would serve ...
by derek.larson
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

I've created a reference guide for the trip, to be downloaded on a smart phone in case we need to access information about a particular hike we're doing. Other than a map, I don't want to carry along paper copies or books during our hikes. The guide can't be viewed by using this link: https://drive....
by derek.larson
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

Thanks! Hidden Lake is going to be a family hike. It might be tough to carry the two little ones (3 & 1) to that spot. I'll pass this on to my kidless companions.
by derek.larson
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

I suppose I've posted some crazy ideas, but I think each of them is doable. In Columbus, GA, I train with a few accomplished ultrarunners, and I may have been influenced to try to top their crazy exploits with one of my own. This forum may have brought me to my senses a bit.
by derek.larson
Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

Jay,

Sorry, I guess I misread your skull joke, and thank you for breaking-down the adventurous ideas I've had in the past.

Yes, I intend to climb Chief Mountain, and am trying to take the shortest route to get there, which seems to be driving through tribal land and going up Gable Pass.
by derek.larson
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

No, I don't intend to take anything back with me after doing Chief Mountain. I imagine that would be frowned upon, and besides that, just not the right thing to do. I have collected enough trip reports, and photos, that I could probably do the hike & climb without a map with what I have memorized an...
by derek.larson
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

A few changes to my proposed itinerary (disclaimer: subject to change on a daily basis): The Big 3: - Skyline Experience is still on - Chief Mountain has been added (so long as National Car Rental has a 4wd in the lot...If no 4wd, then either Daw-Pit, Akamina Ridge or Alderson-Carthew) - Iceberg Lak...
by derek.larson
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: Stoney Indian pass vs Anderson carthew
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: Stoney Indian pass vs Anderson carthew

...and for those who have also hiked Akamina Ridge, where does that rank?
by derek.larson
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: HIKE 734 made a hiking trail map!
Replies: 12
Views: 5505

Re: HIKE 734 made a hiking trail map!

I also received my map the other day. I wish he had ranked some of the routes between Kintla Lake and Goat Haunt. Does anyone know why he didn't? I also wonder how he would've ranked Akamina Ridge and the Alderson-Carthew trails in Waterton Lakes National Park compared to the GNP hikes, just to get ...
by derek.larson
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

Yes, that is the other of the two shortcuts Edwards mentions, and the one not affected by the glacial melt. It's probably the wiser of the two options.
by derek.larson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

An August 2009 trip report of the route over the Chaney Notch: http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7977838.
by derek.larson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Hiking
Topic: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes
Replies: 89
Views: 14385

Re: 1 Week, 3 Big Hikes

Mikie,

Wow, that's great info. The semi-proposed "bypass the glacier to the left side of the photo" idea would be tough based on what the ridge looks like in the hi-res photo link.

Thanks.

Derek