Bierstadt Conditions? (Summit this Sat. Apr 27)

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Re: Bierstadt Conditions? (Summit this Sat. Apr 27)

Postby Bean » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:57 pm

zdero1 wrote:Am I missing an inside joke or something?


Yes.
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Re: Bierstadt Conditions? (Summit this Sat. Apr 27)

Postby GregMiller » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:00 pm

zdero1 wrote:Am I missing an inside joke or something?


http://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=36571
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Re: Bierstadt Conditions? (Summit this Sat. Apr 27)

Postby zdero1 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:06 pm

Thx Greg-

I was referencing this gem of a thread initially, but missed the axe and crampons part. Will look it over later.
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Re: Bierstadt Conditions? (Summit this Sat. Apr 27)

Postby toddclayton » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:04 am

Looking for information on Guanella Pass from the Grant side. Is the winter closure at Duck Lake? How close is the winter closure to the summer TH? Conditions?
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Re: Bierstadt Conditions? (Summit this Sat. Apr 27)

Postby taylorzs » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:52 pm

I skinned to the summit of Bierstadt today and snowboarded down. We approached from the Georgetown side so I do not know how low the closure is on the other side. It is probably longer than the Georgetown side approach right now. Here is a link to the snow/avalanche condition report I filed with the CAIC from today's trip up Bierstadt if anyone is interested in more detailed information; https://avalanche.state.co.us/obs/obs_report.php?obs_id=19636 . The summit ski descent is still in if you do not mind a little Davenporting and billygoating. I think the snow may disappear quickly though, so get it while the getting is good!
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