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The "other" McGowan: Three TRs

February 12 2018 at 4:40 PM
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Tom
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Re: The "other" McGowan: Three TRs

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February 12 2018, 7:59 PM 

Two thumbs up! Can you explain DDP?

 
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michael
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dumpster dive peak

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February 12 2018, 11:03 PM 


 
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Tom Lopez
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Almost certainly the first winter ascent of the peak.

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February 13 2018, 7:33 AM 

Good work guys.

 
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Paul Mixon
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Likely the first winter ascent!

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February 13 2018, 8:20 AM 

A partner of mine and I summited McGowan on March 21st, 2007, missing a winter ascent by one day! We signed in on Rick's old summit register, and as I recall there were no other signatures at that time. Way to go guys, nice to see some folks getting after it in winter in the LRR!

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Tom Lopez
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Thanks for the update.

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February 13 2018, 9:13 AM 

If you have made any winter first ascents please let me know so I can give you credit on www.idahoaclimbimgguide.com.

 
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splattski
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Re: Likely the first winter ascent!

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February 13 2018, 7:51 PM 

Paul-

Did you leave some ski poles on top?

 
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Paul Mixon
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Ski poles?

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February 14 2018, 9:24 AM 

Hey John,

No, we did not leave any poles on this peak back in 2007. As I recall, there was a good sized cairn on top, which we dug into and located Rick's typical summit note in a plastic film canister. It is quite impressive to me that you guys were able to summit both McGowan and Peak 9330 in one day in February! Over the years, I have climbed 9330 multiple times in winter, including the months of January, February, and March. I have always called that hill "Red Wolf Peak" after the sports mascot for the university where I teach. BTW, Peak 8681 also makes for a wonderful winter outing.
Congratulations on these two LRR winter ascents!

Paul

 
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