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 Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
 Post Date:  01/19/2010 Modified: 05/15/2010
 Date Climbed:   01/16/2010
 Posted By:  Dancesatmoonrise

 The Saturday Afternoon 14ers Social Club   

The Saturday Afternoon Fourteeners Social Club

Torreys Peak Society Luncheon




JP and I are both pretty much in the empirical camp as far as conclusions regarding the physical world.

So, given what appeared to be an apparent lack of interest in the extensively narrated TR from Columbia this week
(based on an initial paucity of comments) I had opted for a primarily pictographic representation of Saturday's relaxed,
festive ascent of Greys and Torreys.

By way of commentary I'll add that this was my first trip with JP, and I found his wit, and his love for (and erudite grasp of) physics,
both refreshing and entertaining.

We discussed physical concepts, mathematics as a tool for description of the physical world, theoretical physics, its application to astronomy,
God, organized religion, and the years of extensive field research that JP and friends have conducted Saturday mornings on I-70 to determine
the most efficient method of arriving at the ski area ahead the rest of the traffic that had been in front of them.

We also had the pleasure of meeting and traveling with Papillon and Sarah today, and met a number of folks on Torreys Peak
for an impromptu lunch in the warm winter sun. All around good folks, great day.




And so, with the notion that:

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…here's a pictographic portrayal of The Saturday Afternoon Fourteeners Social Club luncheon on Torreys Peak









Jaunuary 16, 2010...





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Thanks to JP for a great trip. I hope to have the opportunity to photograph your ski descent of the Northeast Couloir off Torreys.
Enjoyed the trip and the fun humor. Let's climb again soon.

Kevin, it was my pleasure to meet you and Sarah up there, and to enjoy pleasant conversation on a warm afternoon at the summit.






Dedicated to the 14ers gang,



Jim






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  • Comments or Questions (10)
mountainmicah83


congrats     2010-01-19 15:06:07
congrats on your summit. We were the two guys headed up when you were coming down. You were about at the avy on Kelso Mtn.

Beautiful Pics!


greenwok


Picturesque!     2010-01-19 17:33:26
Super nice photos Jim! Beautiful day on the mountain! Thanks for posting - KG


SenadR


Very     2011-01-05 10:27:04
good report, amazing pictures Jim!


Papillon


Nice day out...     2010-05-17 12:29:35
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unclegar


Beautiful pics     2010-01-20 08:02:53
Looks like you had a great day.


Presto


Beautiful!     2010-01-20 09:38:05
Hey, I recognize those two guys in the front of the summit pictures ... they climbed Torrey‘s from Loveland Pass. Nice photos. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


kimo

lack of interest?     2010-01-25 19:43:54
But Jim your Columbia report is interesting and unusual, and that‘s the beauty of it. Trip reports are an art form where one can be eccentric and unrestrained, or conventional and placid. Like all arts, this web-based gonzo journalism is highly individualistic. The rewards we seek can sometimes be elusive, as you know too well with multiple attempts on Columbia.

Dig the photos as always. That visual formula really cracks me up! Congratulations on the winter summits.


Dancesatmoonrise


Thanks all!     2010-01-25 21:24:52
Yes, Kimo, your friend, Mr. Impatience here, upon not getting an immediate response from that Columbia TR, figured the humor went over the top....But I see it actually did hit the mark with a number of like-minded individuals, yourself included. : ) You make me smile!

So...I see you successfully translated the mathematical formula: ”One picture is worth a thousand words...”

Now if we can just get through this ackward period of heavy loading on top of an already unstable snowpack, maybe we can get some more work done out there!

PS...read your trip report of the singing axes. OMG. I guess we all need that experience one time to get religion. I found it on Mount Epworth one summer day in 1987 when, as I was cleaning snow out of my bindings between running gates, the higher I raised my ski, the more eloquently it sung. Get this (yes, I was young and dumb) I raised up the other ski to see if it would do the same thing.

whoa!

Then I got the hell out of there!


Dan the Trip Leader


Very impressive photos.     2010-03-04 17:54:14
Very impressive photos.


Dancesatmoonrise


Photos...     2010-03-04 21:17:56
Thank you Dan. The photography is one of the reasons I do this.

But truth be told, it‘s just a little point and shoot camera - Canon 1200. It‘s the heavily photoshopped post-processing that makes it work. Yes, shameless, I know... : )

I do have an SLR, but besides the weight, I wouldn‘t get nearly the practice with photoshop.



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