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 Peak(s):  Ouray, Mt  -  13,971 feet
 Post Date:  11/18/2007 Modified: 11/19/2007
 Date Climbed:   11/17/2007
 Posted By:  CO Native

 Mount Ouray - Back among the hiking   

After 8 weeks down due to cryptosporidia I finally got out again on a hike. We chose this since it's a fairly easy hike. The wind kept it from being as easy as I'd hoped, but we still succeeded in reaching the summit. Photos and story here:

Sorry the videos are such big files, but I don't have a tool to downsize them.


  • Comments or Questions

nice     2007-11-18 14:45:45
awesome pictures! Cryptosporidiosis is nasty stuff...glad to see you are getting out again

Kevin Baker

nice videos     2007-11-18 21:08:03
Glad to see you recover from your nasty illness, Josh. Nice pics and videos on Ouray. I was on it back in early Oct and didn‘t get a reading on my GPS close to 14K. Maybe the barometer was playing tricks on it while you were up there. I have seen my altimeter fluctuate quite a bit while stationary when the weather is unstable.

CO Native

Elevation     2007-11-18 22:58:15
My GPS altimeter is GPS based only. No barometer so the weather would have no effect.


wind     2007-11-19 11:02:43
good stuff persevering through the wind, we experienced those same gusts across the valley in Shavano yesterday, blew me over 2x and Vince‘s dog‘s mouth and ears were flapping pretty hard. Looks like Ouray had a bit more snow than anywhere else, which isn‘t saying much cause everywher else is bone dry right now.


Glad to see you‘re back at it!     2007-11-19 11:49:59
It seems like Ouray is prone to some nasty winds. On my first attempt I called it quits around treeline when the wind picked me up and bashed my head against the talus


Excellent     2011-11-23 07:52:51
Josh, very helpful TR. I'm sure Britt's crew will be grateful for the maps and route description this weekend. Thanks!

CO Native

Thanks     2011-11-23 09:10:22
However I believe Britt is headed up the Devil's Armchair route instead of the Marshall Pass route.

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