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Re: Weather Reports

Postby schrund » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:49 pm

I just arrived in Telluride and it rained the whole way down, it's raining outside still. Am hoping to approach Kilpacker tomorrow, we'll see.
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Re: Weather Reports

Postby 14erFred » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:19 pm

Rather than traveling to a particular location and looking for 14er climbs nearby, I recommend traveling to 14ers for which the weather forecast is promising and looking for towns nearby. Flexibility is the key.
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Re: Weather Reports

Postby JoniBologna » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:24 pm

We bailed on our 14er plans this weekend based on chance of precipitation alone. We opted for a nearby trail run. It was great to get out in the foggy weather. In my current financial state, it's not worth the gas money to drive the distance to see what the weather will do. If I had the time and money, I probably would though. Ultimately, those mountains will still be there. There will be plenty of opportunities to climb them, and there are other ways to find a connection with nature other than reaching a summit. I know some of you will think I'm nuts, but I'm more about the journey.
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Re: Weather Reports

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:14 pm

14erFred wrote:Rather than traveling to a particular location and looking for 14er climbs nearby, I recommend traveling to 14ers for which the weather forecast is promising and looking for towns nearby. Flexibility is the key.

For tomorrow, maybe Mount Whitney would work. :mrgreen: Every 14er in Colorado seems to have about a 70-80% chance in the forecast.

Seriously, this storm is regional, not afternoon thunderstorm stuff. Tuesday things will be clearing out and then an early start should work.
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Re: Weather Reports

Postby MountainDawg » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:58 pm

Monsoon cold fronts are never ideal for "enjoying gods gift".

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