Happy Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by mountainkat » June 2nd, 2020, 7:55 am

Just off of the western section of the Tarbell trail.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by bushwhacker » June 12th, 2020, 4:19 pm

This weeks total:

From the JS Burres trail:
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It's always fun to look at a map to try and figure out where these might originate from. With the prevailing West wind and up river wind my guess on this one is The Dalles.

From Trapper Creek:
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Something else I stumbled across in my ridge wandering was this piece of what looks like a chunk of granite (an erratic) 500' above the current river level and miles from the Columbia. Would be interesting to find out if this was part of the Missoula floods or something else.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by mountainkat » June 13th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Seasonally appropriate find off trail in the forest on the southwest side of Helens.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by rubiks » June 20th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Found near the Basin Lakes in Indian Heaven.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Bosterson » June 26th, 2020, 5:46 pm

Somewhere in the Larch Mtn crater.

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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » July 16th, 2020, 5:45 pm

the end of a long dry spell
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » August 13th, 2020, 8:51 pm

It's been almost a month without a balloon, but today I found three!
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » September 22nd, 2020, 4:48 pm

Once again demonstrating that rubber balloons dominate mylar.
This was above 8000' on Adams.
I've seen quite a few rubber balloons around 7900'-8100', but that's the limit. Given my small sample size, I don't know if that's just by chance, or if a typical consumer-grade balloon reaches its limit there. Admittedly, I don't really spend a lot of time higher than that, so even if balloons were often landing at 9k-10k, my chances of finding them would be slim.
I guess I could go sign up on a mountaineering board and ask people if they see balloons up there.
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Re: Happy Birthday!

Post by Chip Down » October 7th, 2020, 9:29 pm

I set a personal record today.
How many? I have no idea. A bunch.
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