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 Peak(s):  Huron Peak  -  14,003 feet
 Post Date:  03/29/2010
 Date Climbed:   03/28/2010
 Posted By:  cjw

 Huron Peak   

Figuring the road would be closed far out we rented a snowmobile for the day. This proved wise as the road was closed 7 miles from Winfield. We were able to snowmobile another 1/2 mile, powder sleds could have made it to the summer trailhead, but we had just one touring sled for the two of us. We broke trail in about 2-4" inches of snow to about 13,000 feet, and it was a bit windy above 13,500. Otherwise a spectacular day. Skiing below 13,500 was surprisingly good (or better than Yale two weeks ago ) all the way to the valley floor.

The pictures are here

 


  • Comments or Questions
kimo

Just like Christmas     2010-03-30 19:31:03
That is a magnificent view from the top of Huron. I like those pics of the ski track through the upper basin. That is a nicely done adventure.


benners


Thanks     2010-03-30 13:46:01
for posting, nice job finishing off the Sawatch!


cjw


finishing     2010-03-30 15:00:34
Oh I think I finished the Sawatch some time ago. Just helping Pam finish them up. I have to say it was a far more spectacular day than I was expecting.


mountainmicah83


Beautiful     2010-03-29 15:19:58
Question: Where were you able to rent a sled where you didn‘t have to use it in their tour area? I have been looking at doing similar things.

Thanks.


cjw


Re: Rental     2010-03-29 15:39:46
We rent from this place in Denver. We have used them twice now, once about 4 years ago for Lindsey. It was $188 out the door with trailer ($25).

http://www.extremerentalsinc.com/

We were discussing on the way home whether Huron was cheaper than if we had gone to Vail.


BillMiddlebrook


Great day!     2010-03-29 14:41:32
Looks like you had a nice one! Lots of snow up there.

Thanks for posting



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