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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:07 am

ameristrat wrote:You're just upset you couldn't join us!

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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby I Man » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:08 am

Upstate Hiker wrote:Don't listen to them Teddy. They're just jealous that they didn't pioneer the newest trendiest 14er list. Its all fun and games until I'm first to complete all the 14ers under the cover of darkness and get featured in Alpinist.


haha nice :-D You beat me to it - so how does one count a "nighttime ascent?" Summit in the dark? Star? End? start and end?
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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby Upstate Hiker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:12 am

Jeff is just worried the Moonlight Marauders will become more popular than the Brat Pack. Keep fighting the good fight!

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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby SnowAlien » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:14 am

If you did not sleep on the summit - it did not count. :-"

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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby ameristrat » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:17 am

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You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. - Rene Daumal

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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby Upstate Hiker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:17 am

nkan02 wrote:If you did not sleep on the summit - it did not count. :-"


We aren't talking about the 3 mile high club.

Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:28 am

SurfNTurf wrote:Mr. ameristrat, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.


Okay, a simple "wrong" would've done just fine.
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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby I Man » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:35 am

nkan02 wrote:If you did not sleep on the summit - it did not count. :-"



I hear you were at RNJ 1 last night - how come you didn't come say hi??? :-D
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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:37 am

Full moon hikes are a lot of fun, even better with snow. Its cool to see the moon sparkling in the snowflakes. It would be cool to see what night hikes people have done to get ideas for future night climbs! So far just Grays and Humboldt for me, the moon reflecting in South Colony Lake was awesome, I highly recommend putting Humboldt on your night hike to-do list :-D
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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:44 am

The icon should include the phase of the moon, as a full moon hike up bierdstat is nowhere near as core as a new moon climb.

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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:45 am

Chicago Transplant wrote:Full moon hikes are a lot of fun, even better with snow. Its cool to see the moon sparkling in the snowflakes. It would be cool to see what night hikes people have done to get ideas for future night climbs! So far just Grays and Humboldt for me, the moon reflecting in South Colony Lake was awesome, I highly recommend putting Humboldt on your night hike to-do list :-D

The stars are just unbelievable in the Sangres and San Juans. When I see the night sky in the southern mountains it makes me feel so small. I doubt people even realize all those stars are there when they live in cities for a long time.

I bet Humboldt is awesome!!
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Re: Icon for Night Climbs

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:49 am

So true Silver Lynx, when I first moved here I was like "so that is what stars are supposed to look like!" - the light pollution in Chicago drowned all except the very brightest ones completely out, so much more depth in the night sky without all that man-made light interfering. 8)
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