So far, Sooo Good

Crazy Mountains from Mission Creek

Crazy Mountains from Mission Creek

It started during a warm spell in Montana.

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We almost got skunked.

Prospectors' abandoned equipment up Mission Creek - they got skunked.

Prospectors’ abandoned equipment up Mission Creek – they got skunked.

But not quite.

Das Ist Eis, Mission Creek, Montana

Das Ist Eis, Mission Creek, Montana

Then it got cold, and the South Fork went nuts.

Moonrise

Moonrise

Pillar of Pain

Pillar of Pain

Enjoying the Pain

Enjoying the Pain

At last! Scratch My Itchy. (Damn, I need to do some squats...)

At last! Scratch My Itchy. (Damn, I need to do some squats…)

Everything I always hoped. Must have walked up there twenty times before to find the pillar broken off.

Everything I always hoped. Must have walked up there twenty times before to find the pillar broken off.

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4 thoughts on “So far, Sooo Good

  1. Bravo for SMI and PoP!

    How do you like the Nomics? Specifically, last year I had a concern about how they drove out of the ice, but of course I only used them twice – at the ice park. I had been dry-tooling with them, so I was told that I should sharpen the upper part of the pick.

    • keithnoback says:

      Thanks Borut,
      I have not had bad problems with the Nomics getting stuck. I do file down the ‘nose’ of the pick, where it starts to slope down to the point. But, I’m a noodle-armed tapper not a hitter, plus I’m comparing these tools to my last set, which was a pair of Quantum Techs. I was afraid I’d have to chop those out of the ice a couple of times.

  2. Todd Eddie says:

    Did you guys check out the pillar between itch my scratchy and pillar of pain? Little 10m WI4+ thing

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