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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5743348 - 03/19/13 04:12 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.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5743452 - 03/19/13 05:00 PM

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How about that sky?




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


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csa/montana
Den Mama
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5743546 - 03/19/13 05:44 PM

Yep, good, clean mountain air!

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zerro1
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Loc: Smokey Point , 48.12°N 122.25...
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5744019 - 03/19/13 09:18 PM

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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.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5744258 - 03/19/13 11:25 PM

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

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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5744318 - 03/20/13 01:25 AM

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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.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5746550 - 03/20/13 11:00 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.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: square_peg]
      #5747710 - 03/21/13 02:09 PM

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




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


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Den Mama
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5747742 - 03/21/13 02:30 PM

"Splat" seems to fit perfectly.

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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5747774 - 03/21/13 02:51 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:-)

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5747822 - 03/21/13 03:10 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.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5748117 - 03/21/13 05:35 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.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5748490 - 03/21/13 08:46 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.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5748865 - 03/22/13 12:25 AM

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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.




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.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5748886 - 03/22/13 12:47 AM

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Quote:

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.




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

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.


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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Stacy]
      #5750066 - 03/22/13 04:11 PM

Quote:

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.



I wouldn't wear speedos under my jeans. When I was 16-17 I had a wetsuit left from California beach bum days. That was perfect for that icy river. Later shorts were not quite up to the same level.

I think you would probably lose your manhood jumping off that cliff in speedos.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5751502 - 03/23/13 10:27 AM

Going for the comet tonight on Badger Mtn. in Wenatchee!

Going to be cooooold up there!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sky Captain]
      #5751707 - 03/23/13 11:56 AM

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Going for the comet tonight on Badger Mtn. in Wenatchee!

Going to be cooooold up there!



have to work tomorrow... It's a conspiracy, I say!!! Every Time even half way decent weather comes around, I get stuck on a night job, or I have to get up so early that it's impossible to consider getting out...

Hope you get great views!!!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5752494 - 03/23/13 07:07 PM

I saw PanStars last night from a nearby ridge in Woodinville. I started at about 7:45, scanning the western sky with 8x42 binocs. I was about to give up, and then I spotted in low on the horizon just a little north of due west. This was at 8:30. I quickly setup my ed80 for a better view. The comet showed nicely at low and mid powers, and looked much like the pictures I've seen. The comet was not visible naked eye. There was quite a bit of murky haze on the horizon. I'm planning on checking it out again tonight or the best clear night.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: SteveG]
      #5752596 - 03/23/13 08:09 PM

Well that encourages me a bit. I'll make a try tonight on my hill in Bothell with my 10x50 binocs, if the clouds allow. According to Stellarium, at about 8pm it should be about 10 degrees up at about 290 degrees.

Did sneak out last night for a few minutes and snagged the last binary remaining on my Binary Star certificate. Down near the horizon through some trees. Horrific viewing conditions there -- you know that if you can just barely see a Mag 5 star in a 6" SCT, the conditions are horrible. But, well, it's done now.


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