Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

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Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby I Man » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:18 pm

Is anyone interested in hiking Shav & Tab on Tuesday the 12th? Forecast is decent. We will start at the Angel of Shavano TH and climb steeply up "Espirit Point" and climb Shavano, then traverse to Tab and back. The route has a lot of gain, over 6k but the mileage is short, likely under 9. PM or post. Winter is almost over, get your snowflakes! :lol:
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby seth0687 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:54 pm

Where are you guys driving out from? I may be down. I'll know more by tomorrow night.
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby I Man » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:01 am

Right now I am solo. I am driving from Vail, but not going back there after.
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby swdishfishhoarder » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:21 am

I would be interested in going. I assume snowshoes will be needed...right?
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby I Man » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:39 am

The route is very steep, but I will be bringing snowshoes. Maybe you guys can carpool. :-D
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby lodgling » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:52 pm

Can you take some pics of coverage from Angel to summit (i.e. pics that a skier might be interest in)? I'd really appreciate it. Have a good day out there.
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby I Man » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:36 am

I didn't wind up doing this but plan to tomorrow. 7am start. Anyone interested? It's on the way to Lake City, for anyone going to the "Winter Gathering."
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:28 am

lodgling wrote:Can you take some pics of coverage from Angel to summit (i.e. pics that a skier might be interest in)? I'd really appreciate it. Have a good day out there.


Only way to get this section "in" is to go after a large spring snowstorm with low winds, which pretty much never happens. This pic is from the top of Shav looking down towards the Angel during March of our record snow season from 2 years ago. That year was pretty much as good as it gets, and as you can clearly see still isn't that good.

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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby gregpeak » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:54 pm

Here is a pic from my front yard. The angel looks really good right now for skiing. It's hard to tell from this pic, but having skied a few times the lookers right arm probably goes to within 200 vertical feet of the summit. Looks like it would be a great ski now and well into the spring. We got quite a bit of snow the last month and I'm sure it's pretty deep up there. The difficult part is getting to the trailhead. I'm sure the road is blocked by snow so it's going to be a long way in.
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby lodgling » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:17 pm

Thanks for the pic gregpeak. I'll definitely hit you up for some front yard beta again at some point.

That year was pretty much as good as it gets, and as you can clearly see still isn't that good.


I don't know . . . looks like 14er skiing at its best. :shock:
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Re: Shav/Tab on Tuesday 3/12

Postby I Man » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:37 pm

The angel has snow, but there is virtually no show between there and the summit. I will try and post pics soon.

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