Jump to content


Photo

Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
1866 replies to this topic

#1551 Spaced

Spaced

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4184
  • Joined: 01 Mar 2005
  • Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

Hi, guys. I took a crack at it without success. Although it was crystalline overhead it was increasingly hazy from about 30* down to the western horizon. It was nice to get out, though
 

#1552 zerro1

zerro1

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5862
  • Joined: 02 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Smokey Point , 48.12°N 122.25°W Elevation:512 ft

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:30 AM

From where I sit... :lol:

looking down from the Plateau


I recognize that view from up on Badger Mtn. overlooking Wenatchee, Sunnyslope and Monitor up the Wenatchee River. That's my old stomping ground.


Yep, about 100 yards south of the Badger Mountain road, right after you crest the Plateau. I've got 5 acres on Ruud Canyon road about 1/2 mile east of the point you head down the hill to Waterville. there is still snow up on top.
 

#1553 square_peg

square_peg

    Postmaster

  • *****
  • Posts: 36834
  • Joined: 26 Mar 2004
  • Loc: Maple Valley, WA

Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

Badger, Jameson, Quincy, Vantage - you must have been driving all night making the loop.
 

#1554 csa/montana

csa/montana

    Den Mama

  • *****
  • Posts: 86412
  • Joined: 14 May 2005
  • Loc: montana

Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

Dang, I'd love to see it; but the hill behind my observatory to the West blocks the horizon. :bawling:
 

#1555 Spaced

Spaced

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4184
  • Joined: 01 Mar 2005
  • Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:13 AM

Carol, you should throw a few lumps of coal in the ol' Stanley Steamer and see what's cookin' on the other side of the mountain!
 

#1556 csa/montana

csa/montana

    Den Mama

  • *****
  • Posts: 86412
  • Joined: 14 May 2005
  • Loc: montana

Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

:lol: If my aching knee was better, I could hike to the top of the one by the house, & get a good view, but it's a steep climb; and would be coming back down after dark.

How about that sky? :)

Attached Files


 

#1557 Sean Puett

Sean Puett

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • Joined: 06 Sep 2010
  • Loc: always cloudy, washington

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

I am moving to Montana.
I just thought of a place in marysville where i would have a decent chance to see the comet. I may get arrested for hanging out waiting for the comet but, it is worth a shot. I'll look around today to see if I can find a place that is public property on the hill.
 

#1558 MadHungarian

MadHungarian

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 315
  • Joined: 18 Nov 2010
  • Loc: Rainy WA

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

...How about that sky? :)


That's just not fair. Even in our few clear days, we've never had a sky so blue as that. Must be that we're at sea level here.
 

#1559 csa/montana

csa/montana

    Den Mama

  • *****
  • Posts: 86412
  • Joined: 14 May 2005
  • Loc: montana

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Sean, Marysville would be an excellent site!
 

#1560 csa/montana

csa/montana

    Den Mama

  • *****
  • Posts: 86412
  • Joined: 14 May 2005
  • Loc: montana

Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:37 PM


...How about that sky? :)


That's just not fair. Even in our few clear days, we've never had a sky so blue as that. Must be that we're at sea level here.


And that photo was completely untouched. :grin: I'm around 4,000'.
 

#1561 Sean Puett

Sean Puett

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • Joined: 06 Sep 2010
  • Loc: always cloudy, washington

Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:12 PM

There is a nice hill that has a great view to the west but it is a neighborhood so I am a bit nervous just hanging around after dark.
 

#1562 Spaced

Spaced

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4184
  • Joined: 01 Mar 2005
  • Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

How about that sky?


Simply . . . wow. :drool5: Is there actual, you know, AIR up there?
 

#1563 csa/montana

csa/montana

    Den Mama

  • *****
  • Posts: 86412
  • Joined: 14 May 2005
  • Loc: montana

Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:44 PM

:lol: Yep, good, clean mountain air! :grin:
 

#1564 zerro1

zerro1

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5862
  • Joined: 02 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Smokey Point , 48.12°N 122.25°W Elevation:512 ft

Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:18 PM

Badger, Jameson, Quincy, Vantage - you must have been driving all night making the loop.


Yeah.. Pretty much. From Jameson, I came back down through Orondo, south through Wenatchee and Quincy to Vantage. I almost took the Moses Coulee road, but its kind of a slow go and winds around a bit. :)
 

#1565 square_peg

square_peg

    Postmaster

  • *****
  • Posts: 36834
  • Joined: 26 Mar 2004
  • Loc: Maple Valley, WA

Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

I love Moses Coulee. I used to hunt chukar there years ago.
 

#1566 zerro1

zerro1

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5862
  • Joined: 02 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Smokey Point , 48.12°N 122.25°W Elevation:512 ft

Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:25 AM

I love Moses Coulee


Yep Me too! I think Spectacular is an Apt description! It's stark, desolate, and neither at the same time. Layer upon layer of flows each with it's own size and charcter. We( my dad and brother) fished at Jameson so many times...my earliest memories are of those cliffs dropping straight through the surface of the lake.
 

#1567 square_peg

square_peg

    Postmaster

  • *****
  • Posts: 36834
  • Joined: 26 Mar 2004
  • Loc: Maple Valley, WA

Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

I used to spend a lot of time at Banks as a kid. There's a place the locals call 'The Rocks'. Cliffs of every height from water level to about 50' are available for diving. I never went higher than about 30'. I saw one guy's dive from 50' turn into a belly flop. Thankfully his friends were there to drag his unconscious body out of the water. That was enough to keep me off the 50' cliff.
 

#1568 Spaced

Spaced

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4184
  • Joined: 01 Mar 2005
  • Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

I saw one guy's dive from 50' turn into a belly flop.


Somehow, "Ouch" just doesn't seem enough.
 

#1569 csa/montana

csa/montana

    Den Mama

  • *****
  • Posts: 86412
  • Joined: 14 May 2005
  • Loc: montana

Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

"Splat" seems to fit perfectly. :whistle:
 

#1570 Sean Puett

Sean Puett

    Vanguard

  • *****
  • Posts: 2413
  • Joined: 06 Sep 2010
  • Loc: always cloudy, washington

Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:51 PM

There is a good spot east of gold bar to jump from cliffs into the skykomish river. Very cold water though. There are about 3 different levels to jump from with a stump being the highest. You can get a running start from all but the stump. I never did the stump. I could only jump if I was running and it was to late to stop. Then on the way down I flap my arms trying to fly back up. I have some fear of heights that makes jumping a huge rush. It always took a while to talk myself into jumping. But it was always fun. I would probably have a heart attack now:-)
 

#1571 Stacy

Stacy

    Star Partyer

  • *****
  • Posts: 5027
  • Joined: 15 Sep 2002
  • Loc: Seattle, WA

Posted 21 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

Hmmm, Sean flapping his "wings" trying to fly back up a cliff as he flails about in an uncontrolled spin toward the icy Skykomish. I am assuming Spedos, but perhaps not? Interesting mental images regardless. :)
 

#1572 Spaced

Spaced

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4184
  • Joined: 01 Mar 2005
  • Loc: Tacoma, Washington, USA

Posted 21 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

When in college at UPS a friend of one of my roommates worked at the girl's gym, which is where the swimming pool is located. There's a catwalk that hangs from the ceiling, about 40' above the pool. When the pool would close down after the evening open swimming session he'd let us climb up to that then jump off. I could never muster up the gumption to go head first, but it was sure fun to go in feet first, utilizing great care to keep the *feet together* when hitting the water.
 

#1573 zerro1

zerro1

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5862
  • Joined: 02 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Smokey Point , 48.12°N 122.25°W Elevation:512 ft

Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:46 PM

We just used to jump off number 12 tie on the 35 foot tall railroad bridge in Bothell...Much beyond that elevation is all your's. :grin:
 

#1574 MadHungarian

MadHungarian

    Ranger 4

  • -----
  • Posts: 315
  • Joined: 18 Nov 2010
  • Loc: Rainy WA

Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:25 PM

We just used to jump off number 12 tie on the 35 foot tall railroad bridge in Bothell...Much beyond that elevation is all your's. :grin:


Hmm, the water in the Sammamish Slough in Bothell isn't generally real deep. Sometimes it seems the ducks are walking across rather than swimming. I don't think i'd want to jump off that bridge myself...

Btw, did you notice the weather is clearing up a bit for this weekend, just in time for the full moon? Arrgghh.
 

#1575 zerro1

zerro1

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 5862
  • Joined: 02 Aug 2009
  • Loc: Smokey Point , 48.12°N 122.25°W Elevation:512 ft

Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:47 PM

We just used to jump off number 12 tie on the 35 foot tall railroad bridge in Bothell...Much beyond that elevation is all your's. :grin:


Hmm, the water in the Sammamish Slough in Bothell isn't generally real deep. Sometimes it seems the ducks are walking across rather than swimming. I don't think i'd want to jump off that bridge myself...

Btw, did you notice the weather is clearing up a bit for this weekend, just in time for the full moon? Arrgghh.


Yes, the number 12 (number branded into the tie) is where the deep point "was" back then. I don't think I'd test it out now :grin:

I have to work Sunday so Saturday is out for me anyway. The payback is that we're getting monday and tuesday off, paid, for working Sunday. :smirk:
 






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics