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Old 04-05-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Climbing MacNaughton this weekend. Looking for any information about conditions, recent climbs, etc..
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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Not to be a party pooper but I think you'll have a terrible, miserable, rotten time. Read Rik's TR entitled Up The Creek. If you do go I sincerely hope I'm terribly wrong!
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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Not to be a party pooper but I think you'll have a terrible, miserable, rotten time. Read Rik's TR entitled Up The Creek. If you do go I sincerely hope I'm terribly wrong!
I second Neil's sentiments. Neil ought to know best - he was just hiking the high peaks!

To hike any peak in any range right now is extra difficult due to the wet and mud and slushy snow. To attempt a truly trailless peak during this particular moment in time (instead of, say, the rest of the year when it isn't nearly as horrible) is mildly insane.

Gutsy and rugged hikers say this one is a challenge when it's mid-summer and dry...
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Gutsy and rugged hikers say this one is a challenge when it's mid-summer and dry...
Actually, Doug and I did it (gutsily and ruggedly) last July and IIRC it took 12 hours. (It was very wet that day.)
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:39 PM   #5
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If you do go I would be interested in reading a trip report. Please be careful should you decide to go.
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
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If you go, when you get to the major stream crossing at the old dam, go on the side with the slack water. Will probably be over your head, and very cold. DO NOT TRY TO CROSS IN THE WHITEWATER WHERE THE TRAIL WOULD HAVE YOU CROSS!!!!We did it, and it was foolish to the point of dying.
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