Okay, we can't climb... so what to do?



  • @WyoRockMan? I don't claim to be any kind of expert on Wyoming, but that terrain, kind of rings a bell. Upper Hoback?



  • @FritzRay No sir. South end of the Beartooths, just this side of the Montana border. Our "trabin" is in a small court along the Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone River. A stone's throw from Cooke City, when the road is open.



  • When it's clear can you see Piolet? Seems like you have a wonderful place.



  • @NickG I can see Pilot/Index from the firepit, but not the deck. There is a little outcrop that blocks the view. There are a couple other peaks, Beartooth Butte, Clay Butte, Hunter Peak all have great presence from the place. It's our happy place for sure, it's not much, but it keeps the bears out of the beds and cleans my mind.Cabinsmall.jpg



  • @WyoRockMan said in Okay, we can't climb... so what to do?:

    It's our happy place for sure, it's not much, but it keeps the bears out of the beds and cleans my mind.

    And what more could anyone possibly ask for?



  • @David-Harris said in Okay, we can't climb... so what to do?:

    And what more could anyone possibly ask for?

    In my case, a deed to the rented lot it sits on. 😉
    The kids "need" internet/cell, that's the claim anyway. They can get their own someday. I see that as a feature, not a bug.

    I redid all the plumbing last year to facilitate a single valve, positive drain system. Now "winterization" only takes about 15 minutes and I sleep well knowing it will be ready to go next week.



  • Wicked cool... I wouldn't be so sure about the Bars... This was a wee little Vermont bo bo… Snuck right in the house...
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  • @WyoRockMan said in Okay, we can't climb... so what to do?:

    The kids "need" internet/cell, that's the claim anyway.

    Yeah, and I need a Lamborghini.

    Only actually I don't. And neither do they -- at least not 24/7/365. One day they'll understand.



  • @NickG said in Okay, we can't climb... so what to do?:

    Finally talked Isa isto taking a break from sewing masks. She has made and distributed over 400 so far. We went and investigated Mt WishIcouldtellya which is about 5 miles from her house.

    Over four hundred masks sewn? Good on 'ya, Isa! The world is better for people like you. 👍 🐕

    @David-Harris Dream big! Go Bugatti



  • Too cold and damp to climb outside today and the local gym is still closed so I headed out to explore some new (well, new to me) bike trails.

    Halfway along, and on a relatively recently cleaned trail, I was stopped by this:

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    Yeah, a sign of some kind on a tree. Here's a closer shot to give some scale:

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    And, for a close-up of the sign itself, go to the craft beer thread.



  • Most of the climbing areas around here are now open, and the weather is great, but we're in quarantine (14 days if you cross the border). So...

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    Never tried it before, but pretty cool. Be a while before either of us will be willing to dispense with the overhead hand line though.



  • in vt you can get tested after 7 days and be cleared from quarantine.



  • Hiked Mt Belvedere on sat.. nice 360 view of Daks, Whites, Greens and Canada.
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  • @NickG Have not spent any time East Coast. You sure do have access to a lot of cool nature. How much driving/road tripping from home base are you doing to get to this stuff? Going by frequency of travel and weekend/work mix, seems not too much?



  • Isa lives 2hrs north of me. most of what we do up there is within 30 min of her house.. much of it 10 min...



  • @NickG Sweet. So you've also got a real nice base camp. Some people have all the fun. 👯 👍



  • thres tons of good stuff near where I live mid week but closer to better stuff up @ Isa's. isa is 35 min from lac Willoughby which is world class.



  • @David-Harris said in Okay, we can't climb... so what to do?:

    Too cold and damp to climb outside today and the local gym is still closed so I headed out to explore some new (well, new to me) bike trails.

    Halfway along, and on a relatively recently cleaned trail, I was stopped by this:

    20200429_115747.jpg

    Yeah, a sign of some kind on a tree. Here's a closer shot to give some scale:

    20200429_115737.jpg

    And, for a close-up of the sign itself, go to the craft beer thread.

    Is that Bridgestone an MB-2?
    I had a similar bike for a couple years, I regret selling it!



  • @J-Fengel Yes, it's an MB-2.

    I bought it new, probably in 1988 or 89. Still riding it today -- much to the amusement of everyone else on the trails here.

    It's a museum piece now, but was pretty much state-of-the-art back then. I think the first Rockshox were just coming out, but mostly available only as an aftermarket modification. Of course, within a few years, all mountain bikes had front shocks, and then, in another few years, full suspension.

    Still, we pioneered the riding on Vancouver's North Shore on bikes like that. Nothing like the action there now, but we had a lot of fun.



  • Yes! After hosting, but not climbing, with a group of friends, who agreed to some basic rules, I'm still doing solo car-camping old-mine trips.

    COR rules.

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    Sanitizer & santi-wipes next to the rules.

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    Foot-pump hand-washing device, soap, & paper towels.

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    I contacted the 15 participants this week, to see if they were still healthy.

    They were!

    That's a stress-load off my mind.

    I celebrated with another visit to deepest Idaho, & a car camping bivy at 8,700"

    I'm visiting a remote 1880's ore-concentrating mill, with impressive rock walls. It's off the tourist map, & requires some mountain hiking.

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    Camp at 8,700 ft.

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    Nice views of 11,000 ft. Idaho peaks from up there.

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