New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

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

Postby ameristrat » Thu May 09, 2013 2:13 pm

If you guys wouldn't mind posting a conditions update when you get there - it'd be really helpful!
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Postby Lemmiwinks » Thu May 09, 2013 2:43 pm

Anyone still thinking about Tabeguache West Ridge???
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Postby kushrocks » Thu May 09, 2013 3:01 pm

SurfNTurf wrote: I should be arriving at the camping area around 3:30 or 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, blue Mazda3 and a green/white expedition tent. Hope most of you still decide to come! I've been out in dreary forecasts more than a few times that turned out to be enjoyable days.


Dido. I should be there around 5pm tomorrow in a Grey Mitsubish Outlander with my small lab. For those of you new to these gatherings come by and say hi. It should be a fun/wet weekend \:D/
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Postby GregMiller » Thu May 09, 2013 3:17 pm

Lemmiwinks wrote:Anyone still thinking about Tabeguache West Ridge???


Possibly, depending on conditions.
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Postby MtnChick » Thu May 09, 2013 5:44 pm

I will be making a trip to the Mt Princeton Hot Springs at some point in the weekend. All are welcome to join and show off those pasty winter bods! Sunglasses encouraged. 8)

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Postby wildlobo71 » Thu May 09, 2013 6:17 pm

You early birds plot a place for Rubi and her occupants (aiming for 6-7pm). I will have scotch so there better be room at the fire.
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Postby Kevin Baker » Thu May 09, 2013 6:58 pm

kushrocks wrote:So I know the weather looks less and less promising for the gathering but really I have a secret to the problem. All we have to do is invite or make Kevin Baker aka Mr. Bluebird come and we will have perfectly clear skies all day Saturday.


Well, Mr. Bluebird has already got a May Shavano grid slot up the Angel in crappy weather, so it's not real appealing to me. :? I still haven't decided yet though. Plus, even Mr. Bluebird is in a bit of a slump this spring!
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Postby mountainute » Thu May 09, 2013 8:38 pm

Hi all,

I'm seeing all this material about the plan to hold a gathering on shavano and tabeguache.
but WHERE are people actually camping please? I have done both peaks, but wouldnt mind to go there again and ski or ride the
angel of shavano. There is a large parking lot at the base and one can camp near that or on the access road.
Personally, I'll only be able to arrive Sat evening and ride Sunday. I've done the "angel" before, it seems suitable for a group outing since its much wider than the conundrum couloir.

I'd be up for conundrum / castle the week after, if anyone might want to go. or whenever.

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Postby mountainute » Thu May 09, 2013 8:58 pm

Hi there,

now that i've read all those replies - is anyone planning on going to ski or ride the angel of shavano on sun?

and yes, i think there may be avalanche danger .
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Postby MtnChick » Thu May 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Why would birds want to gather? They are free! The birds enjoy the gathering. They enjoy the competition. It gives them a sense of relaxation. They also like gathering information from fellow bird friends. They listen to their bird music and do their bird dance.

Thus, we gather....rain, snow, or shine.
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Re: New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

Postby Vincopotamus » Thu May 09, 2013 10:25 pm

I drove by Shavano on 285 tonight and the Angel is indistinguishable due to a solid coat of new snow everywhere above treeline.

Also, a PSA for driving to the TH: There is a major elk migration going on in South Park right now. I easily saw 300-400 elk tonight from about 10 miles south/west of the Highway 24 junction to about Fairplay. Really cool to see, but make sure you don't spoil your trip by hitting one!

Bummed I can't make it, but I hope you critters have yourselves a nice weekend!
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Re: New Spring Gathering Location & Thread - SHAV/TAB

Postby kuhnmark » Fri May 10, 2013 6:44 am

I drove into Colorado from AZ last night. Staying in Pagosa Springs. I should be able to make it to camp around 6:00ish. Driving a black Chevy Equinox (small SUV).

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