maximal fun minimal slush?

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maximal fun minimal slush?

Postby catullus » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:20 pm

Hey Guys,

I'm looking for a dayhike this weekend on a fun, scrambly class 2+ to class 4- 12er or 13er, with minimal postholing on the approach. I went up to the democrat-traver saddle this weekend from montgomery reservoir, and it was absolutely miserable -- postholing to knees, bushwhacking to avoid postholing, and crossing over a waterfall on a thin, melting, snowbridge. Maybe something with a south-facing approach that will be mostly melted out by now? Also in the criteria: within 3 hours from Denver.

Thanks!
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Re: maximal fun minimal slush?

Postby catullus » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:57 am

anyone been up father dyer recently?
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Re: maximal fun minimal slush?

Postby Scott P » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:02 am

The first part of this week is supposed to be very warm, but this weekend is supposed to really cool off dramatically. If the forecast are right, it could make for excellent conditions in the mountains without postholing, as long as you get an early start.
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Re: maximal fun minimal slush?

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:09 am

Bison and/or McCurdy should be pretty much snow-free by now.
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