Condition on Maroon?

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Condition on Maroon?

Postby kumo1341 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:58 am

Going up Maroon tomorrow. Does anyone know how's the condition up there? Any extra gears needed? Thank you!
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Re: Condition on Maroon?

Postby ChrisinAZ » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:23 pm

Don't know the conditions, but I'd bring microspikes--they'll be a help if there's any snow, and anything else would be dead weight. Trekking poles are a good idea for the 2800' of suck, regardless. You'll probably be okay since the last part up S Maroon is generally south and west facing...
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Re: Condition on Maroon?

Postby Timmy » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:26 pm

It's dry and there's no rain/snow scheduled.
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Re: Condition on Maroon?

Postby jeepdent » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:23 pm

According to the Denver post, someone fell over 600 feet today and didn't make it. Not many details given. Please be careful. Wishes of peace to those family members.
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Re: Condition on Maroon?

Postby mtree » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:11 pm

My best reports had light snow on the Bells mid week. Given the altitude, cool temps, and the upper parts of the trail is shaded much of the day, I'd be mindful of ice. I was surprised how much snow was still present on the north facing portions of the Mosquito/Sawatch peaks today. Good luck and enjoy!
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Re: Condition on Maroon?

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:13 pm

No Snow, Ice or melt off from the same.

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