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Old 09-01-2008, 11:52 AM
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Here's my contribution to the photo cache (quality isnt that great as they were all taken with a cell phone):



A couple of illegally parked trucks



The XCel control room where we obtained they key to get to our "trailhead"



A large piece of equipment (generators?) located 2 stories underground



The lake we started the trip from. It is a very interesting setup xcel uses at this plant. The upper lake (pictured) is drained to turn generators that are only on during peak hours. Once there is less demand, they stop the draining and pump all the water back up.







Some hiking/scenery shots



Surveying the wreck



Before...



...After

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A little bit of gore
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:25 AM
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A suggestion: Horse, and travois.

Worked for the original inhabitants for a few millenia before we got there!
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:33 AM
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Yep - been talking/thinking about that. A little steep for a horse, so...?
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too steep for a horse = get a mule.

Wish we could have made it.
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too steep for a horse = get a mule.

Wish we could have made it.
Anybody got a couple Malamutes? My 45lb Siberian Husky could break 200+ pounds free and pull it all day, I'm sure a bigger Malamute or two would have a good time pulling that wreck up the hill.
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pretty cool guys, wish i could have joined you all. Thanks for the pics and the report! I hope I can make the next trip up there..

Thanks for organizing it all Matt!
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:01 PM
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thanks for putting this together Matt.

Great day for a hike and just a bit of work to get back to the vehicles. Made it home just in time to close the windows for the rain catching up to us.
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