Chiwawa Mountain - Lyman Glacier, August 2001
After being rained-out on a Friday night at Mt. Baker's Heliotrope Ridge Trailhead (the same weekend that a multiple-fatality crevasse fall on the Coleman-Demming route occurred) Nick and I decided to dry out and defaulted to our previously agreed-to backup plan to climb a peak on the east-side of the Cascade Crest instead.
Our departure was not without difficulty however. After draining a can of fix-a-flat into one of my deflating car tires the night before, I merely made it within a few miles of Bellingham that next morning before having the same tire go flat on me again. We quickly discovered that the donut wheel was practically flat as well. So, very slowly we drove to Bellingham and after some bitching I managed to secure a free replacement tire from the nice folks at Discount Tire. By then of course it was lunch time and we promptly proceeded to the nearest Pizza Hut and dined as if pizza were going out of style. Finally back on the road, we stopped once more for a few laps around the indoor go-cart course in Burlington. Nothing like a white-knuckled race around the go-cart track to snap out of a food coma, eh? (more...)
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