New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

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Re: New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

Postby B[3] » Sat May 11, 2013 6:44 pm

Thanks so much for organizing this trip! I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone. I also couldn't believe our luck with the weather today! (although I was disappointed at how much the Angel had softened up by the descent--the "glissade that wasn't"; I don't think I've ever put quite that much effort into trying to get a glissade to work before)

Hope you all have fun on your hikes tomorrow!
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Re: New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

Postby Brian Thomas » Sun May 12, 2013 1:59 pm

Here's a pic of the conga line heading up the Angel on Saturday:
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Re: New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

Postby zdero1 » Sun May 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Snowshoes needed? If so, at what sections?
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Postby GregMiller » Sun May 12, 2013 3:41 pm

Brian Thomas wrote:Here's a pic of the conga line heading up the Angel on Saturday


Roughly the same, from above:
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zdero1 wrote:Snowshoes needed? If so, at what sections?


I'd say above the angel on the way up they would have been nice (I was jealous of those who had them), and definitely below treeline on the way down.
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Postby Get_em_dun » Sun May 12, 2013 5:22 pm

Omg what an amazing ride down. Wasn't too warm today. Didn't need snow shoes at all. A couple and myself started at 530 am they continued on to Tab and I rode down. No one else on the mountain all day. Amazing I shreded the angle or the lack of =D>
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Postby MountainHiker » Sun May 12, 2013 9:20 pm

Glad we weren't scared off by the weather forecast. Some light snow but mostly good weather. We were hoping for a better glissade! It was great seeing everyone. Thanks to SurfNTurf for organizing.
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Postby SurfNTurf » Mon May 13, 2013 9:21 am

Thanks to everyone who made it out! It was great to see old friends and make some new ones.

The weather was much better than forecasted, with the worst we had to deal with being light snow showers that only lasted a few minutes. The mornings and evenings were gorgeous.
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Postby flintster » Mon May 13, 2013 10:06 am

Anyone do Jennings Creek? Would appreciate any road/trailhead conditions info as well as any gear information (i.e. what you brought or wish you had brought or wish you didn't bring!)

thanks!
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Postby wildlobo71 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:27 am

flintster wrote:Anyone do Jennings Creek? Would appreciate any road/trailhead conditions info as well as any gear information (i.e. what you brought or wish you had brought or wish you didn't bring!)

thanks!


A few tried to approach Jennings Creek this last weekend - road conditions deteriorated and were snowpacked and drifted to within about 2 miles of the TH (or approx 10,200' elevation), so they turned around. I would expect a week of good melt will clear the road so this coming weekend might be a better chance. If it's like the Angel, go early and anticipate a slushy, deep post-hole day after about 10-11 am, regardless of snowshoes.
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Postby GregMiller » Mon May 13, 2013 10:59 am

(I was the driver) Bear in mind that that was in a subaru outback. If you have more ground clearance and/or knobbier tires, you'd probably be fine. If you don't have more ground clearance, keep an eye out for some flat, light colored rocks in the middle of the road about 1.5 miles up from the Angel of Shavano trailhead - I knocked a hole in my exhaust on the way down, so you might want to roll them out of the way.
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Postby Kitten » Mon May 13, 2013 12:47 pm

Another great Gathering, thanks Jeff for organizing. It was a lot of fun!

Here are some pics:

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Angel going up
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Spinal cord...
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Top of Shavano, thanks for the water guys!!
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Postby Kitten » Mon May 13, 2013 12:50 pm

And some more...

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Cheetos Crew!
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Natalie & Imma
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Mountain Mike skiing down
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