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Offline Casa Grande

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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2006, 07:48:06 PM »
ET is very elusive for me. I"ve been chasing the idea of going for years and yet it remains only a dream for awhile. It has been my number 1 climb on my to do list for some time and I'm not sure I'll make it there soon. It is a very mystical place indeed.  I enjoy staring at it from the rim, glenn spring, et1, etc. etc.

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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2006, 09:06:02 PM »
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Taw, are you climbing anything else before or after Elephant Tusk?  Is ET still a go on the 31st?


Yes I will be climbing Emory, Casa Grande, Lost Mine, and ET. Although, my plans might change, because I got invited something on the 28th. If I go, I dont know my actual schedule, but I can get back to you on that later. Why what are you thinking?

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« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2006, 09:20:25 AM »
Let me know when you can.  Since I've already climbed the peak, if no one else goes I'll probably climb something else or head home a day early.  Are you not going to make it David?

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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2006, 10:43:08 AM »
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or head home a day early.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2006, 10:44:08 AM »
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Let me know when you can.  Since I've already climbed the peak, if no one else goes I'll probably climb something else or head home a day early.  Are you not going to make it David?


sadly, no  :cry:

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2006, 10:58:09 AM »
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sadly, no  :cry:


Guess what, I'm very pleased to announce that Elephant Tusk is not going anywhere very soon, so it will be there to climb another day :P

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2006, 11:57:52 AM »
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Quote from: "Casa Grande"
sadly, no  :cry:


Guess what, I'm very pleased to announce that Elephant Tusk is not going anywhere very soon, so it will be there to climb another day :P


touche

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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2006, 05:36:01 PM »
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Let me know when you can.  Since I've already climbed the peak, if no one else goes I'll probably climb something else or head home a day early.  Are you not going to make it David?


Hey ATTM, when will you be in the park?

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« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2006, 06:26:02 PM »
I'll arrive on the 27th.  I'll leave whenever I get ready to.

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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2006, 07:22:42 PM »
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I'll arrive on the 27th.  I'll leave whenever I get ready to.


Hmm, we were going to get there on the 27th, but now thats changed. How long would you be willing to wait for us? a day or 2. im sure you could get in some hiking.

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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2006, 09:55:58 PM »
Hey good news everyone. Well if you wanted to join me for ET and the other clombs, my old scheldule is a go. I will arrive on Dec. 27, maybe 26 now, and we can climb.

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« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2006, 04:09:23 PM »
Well this is just a reminder. This is a last minute deal if anyone wants to go.

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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2007, 05:55:41 PM »
Just returned to the park and see that there was a SAR on ET Dec 30-31. From what I understand, all is well with the hiker.  Did not get the name. He was stranded on a cliff and could not get back down off of it. He had a transponder which the Air Force picked up and notified the park. DPS chopper was able to zero in on his signal and direct rangers to his location. Rangers claim the transponder saved his life and was the first time one was ever used on a SAR in the park.
The opinion expressed above is my own and not that of the National Park Service or the Federal Government.

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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2007, 06:04:00 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2007, 06:59:32 PM »
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a SAR on ET Dec 30-31...


Just for grins, and knowing that the US Government and Dept. of Interior and NPS and BIBE certainly keep track of such things, what was the bottom line cost in dollars for the SAR?  I'm sure that it comes out of someones budget.

Does anyone know what the cost of the SAR that was all over the media up in Washington, Mt. Hood I believe?

 


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