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Iron Mountain <3 Hours - 11/10/07

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:26 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Maybe he has an Iron Will?

ugh...
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hikin_Jim wrote:
AlanK wrote:
I really like Iron Mt. Maybe it's a personal mental deficiency. Confused

Mental deficiency? Don't be so hard on yourself, Alan. I'm sure it's just an iron deficiency. Wink

Not bad, Jim! Very Happy

Here's what I hope it isn't:
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Nature Genetics 28, 299 - 300 (2001)
Iron on the brain
Tracey A. Rouault
Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

Accumulations of iron are often detected in the brains of people suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. But it is often not known whether such accumulations contribute directly to disease progression. The identification of the genes mutated in two such disorders suggests that errors in iron metabolism do indeed have a key role.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AlanK wrote:
neurodegenerative diseases


Maybe this discussion should move to the "Why do you hike" thread. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
Maybe this discussion should move to the "Why do you hike" thread. Confused

Good point. Unfortunately, in my case it would expose my contradictions. I already gave what I thought was a pretty good justification for hiking based on solid state physics.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick Kent wrote:
Correct about the photos. I've been following the Big Horn Ridge thread with some interest since I at one time had considered it as well. I got to see it from 3 different perspectives on Saturday: From the Heaton Flat trail, from the Glendora Ridge, and from Lookout Mountain. The upper half looks to be no problem. The lower half however looks appalling due to heavy brush. However one attacks it I think will be a struggle. I couldn't really see any obvious weakness. I also took some photos of both Coldwater and Cattle canyons. I may try to caption some of them if I have time.


Thanks for adding the captions Rick. Great recon photos from both sides of Big Horn Ridge. I'll put down my thoughts on accessing the ridge in the Big Horn Thread later.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto on the thanks for the captions. Photo IMG_6435.JPG appears to be the ridge that runs just north of Fossil Canyon which was one of the routes we were looking at.

Ugh. Lots of nasty brush.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that's correct. Looks fun doesn't it? Someday that overgrown ridge will burn. Then it will be a whole different story.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, sure. Shocked

Seriously though, that brush doesn't look like much fun. I'll have to take a look in person some time. I do recall from the last time over there on the HF trail that the brush is bad.

The good news is that the Fossil Can. N ridge does look doable in terms of grade and navigability, and then BHR above it (above point 6388), reaally doesn't look that bad. The trick is just to get to point 6388. (Oh, is that all?)

Perhaps successive waves of lopper wielding scouting trips? Geez, what am I thinking? Now who has the mental deficiency? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick Kent wrote:
I believe that's correct. Looks fun doesn't it? Someday that overgrown ridge will burn. Then it will be a whole different story.


Heh. I'll admit to thinking it, but I didn't want to say it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos of BHR, as said. It looks good.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, congratulations, Rick.

You were definitely a camel in a prior life!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job Rick!

Photo ID: 89831. You noted: "Timber Mountain?" I believe that is a nice photo of all three T's. From left to right: Thunder, Telegraph. and then Timber with Icehouse Canyon below.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, wasn't quite sure at the time but those are the three T's.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Rick!
Very Happy

We'll have to setup a webcam on you and relay the world's first live online Rick Kent narrated peaksprint session ..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He219 wrote:
We'll have to setup a webcam on you and relay the world's first live online Rick Kent narrated peaksprint session ..

I'd like to see you find a webcam with a frame rate faster than Rick's manual photo acquisition rate! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be like the old (orginal) Star Trek episode with the people who are so speeded up that no one else can see them.

I think there was something that they put into Cpt. Kirk's coffee that sped him up too. Um, so what do you say we all head over to Rick's for coffee? Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Hey, btw, the photo count on my website is now nearly 87,000. Might reach 100,000 next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick K, the server handling your photos responds well.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Necro-post of the moment. Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how high Rick's photo count is now. Must be close to a million.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Iron Mt. Reply with quote

Wow Very Happy great job!

Do you have wings?  lol
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW - a couple of years ago, I hiked Iron Mt with AlanK & his son Eric. Well, Eric, Alan and I started together - Eric decided to see just how fast he could make it to the summit, largely due to Rick's numerous posts.

Eric made it in 2 hours 15 minutes - probably had a quick nap waiting for Alan & I to arrive.
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