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 Peak(s):  Sundance Mnt. - 12,375 feet
 Post Date:  12/29/2008
 Date Climbed:   12/29/2008
 Posted By:  Connor

 Sundance Mnt. RMNP   

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That's Sundance Mtn; you see it driving up trail ridge road just as the road leaves tree line.
Hoping for a good snow pack, I left Greeley at 4:30am to do a little cross country skiing up trail ridge road. I was somewhat disappointed in the snow pack, I skied half the time and walked my skis the other half.
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After getting above tree line, I was rewarded with some spectacular views of Longs Peak!
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After Breaking tree line, I saw Sundance Mountain to my right and decided to hike up to the top; it just seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately cross country ski boots aren't very comfortable for hiking .

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Great views from the top, but wow! What a tremendously windy day, gusts to 65+! I could hardly stand up!


Image Mt Chapin and Chiquita
Image The Never Summers
Image Longs and Glacier Gorge
Image I'm a really bad skier!

Overall, a day of great views and memorable winds!



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