Cool! So, it looks like we have about 23 people confirmed so far.
Do the people who are hiking in and camping on Saturday want to meet up somewhere in Westcliffe on Saturday afternoon?
How about Pizza Madness on Main Street at 2pm
? (I'm randomly picking that...I know nothing about it. If anyone has another suggestion, that's cool too!)
I know several people are getting together to climb various peaks in the area on Saturday. There may be a need for pizza and beers after that!
If we meet up in town, we could arrange to carpool up the road a ways. I'm sure not everyone has 4WD & there won't be enough room on the road for a lot of cars.Here is a conditions report from someone on summitpost from Sunday, June 3:'Update for anyone wanting to attempt Humboldt soon:
Snowshoes are no longer necessary (at least on the East ridge). There was still a lot of thigh or hip deep snow in some sections, but it was all avoidable.
The snowfields we came up on were too wet to glissade down, we just sank in. As far as traversing any, that too was avoidable.
We came back via S Colony Lakes road and the road is a mess. We only saw 2 trucks beyond the first river crossing, and no tire tracks at all within 1.5-2 mi of the lakes. 2-3 foot drifts covered the road in some sections and there was A LOT of water and mud on the road.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson