Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?

Are you planning to be at the Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:33 pm

Yes, I'm definitely planning on being there!
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76%
No, can't make it this time. : (
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24%
Yes, but I told my wife I'd be skiing, so please don't tell her I'm on a 14er again.
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Yes, but my husband thinks I think he'll be skiing. Imagine his surprise. : )
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No votes
 
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby MountainHiker » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:03 pm

jpfeif001 wrote:With those kind of wind gusts, we may be dressed like the kid from a Christmas Story as well. Especially my daughter. Don't need to scatter a costume all over a mountain because of the wind.

When I put my down parka on I’m Kenny from South Park!
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Postby jpfeif001 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:37 pm

MountainHiker wrote:When I put my down parka on I’m Kenny from South Park!


Nice!! Hopefully your mortality rate is a bit better than Kenny's... Although he always comes back, his super power what have you.
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Postby Boggy B » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:30 pm

Waggs wrote:This I want to see!:

Image


ROFL

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:59 pm

Boggy B wrote:Here's the latest from NOAA (point forecast for the summit):

NOAA wrote:Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Windy, with a northwest wind 33 to 36 mph decreasing to between 21 and 24 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.


Based on using these forecasts for 2 years.. it's going to be cold. I'll be disguised as the kid from Christmas Story. See y'all up there!


Michael, I can see you're trying to help with the potential parking problem here with the boys from the DEN NOAA office. :lol:

Seriously, though, take a look at the "hourly forecast" on that page. It's a link in the lower right hand corner. They're calling for the gusts to 55 at 6am, then tapering considerably into the 20s/30s by 9am.



Of course, they could be wrong. :shock:
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Postby Boggy B » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:36 pm

not trying to scare anyone off, but Quandary is an island, so I'd be ready for it even if they weren't forecasting crazy wind. Bundle up and it's no big deal. But show up unprepared and you'll be calling it good at treeline..

for 5am-5pm, tabular forecast now shows constant wind 24-32, gusts 39-51. I'm expecting a pretty decent wind assist on the W ridge. 8)

Oh yeah and I'll have the anemometer to keep NOAA honest.
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby Carl » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:10 pm

Planning to arrive around 9ish. Hopefully my snowblades, boots, rope, harness, saucer, and bottle of Jack don't slow me down too much to catch you guys.
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby mountainmicah83 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:37 am

Carl wrote:Planning to arrive around 9ish. Hopefully my snowblades, boots, rope, harness, saucer, and bottle of Jack don't slow me down too much to catch you guys.


Oh... Carl. Now you are making me want to go!
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby metalmountain » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:56 am

Carl wrote: and bottle of Jack



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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby tmathews » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:01 am

Carl wrote:Planning to arrive around 9ish. Hopefully my snowblades, boots, rope, harness, saucer, and bottle of Jack don't slow me down too much to catch you guys.


Little early to be hitting the stills, dontcha think? :wink:

A thermos with Irish coffee might be nice. :-k
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby Swen » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:42 am

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Quandary-Peak/forecasts/4348
In my experience, the sister site, www.snow-forecast.com, has been more accurate than NOAA
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby k-berger » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:32 am

Looks like I am going to make it up tomorrow, I may have a buddy with me, it depends on if I can convince him the wind won’t be THAT bad.
Planning on leaving the trailhead around 8am. See you guys up there!

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