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 Peak(s):  Sunshine Peak  -  14,001 feet
Redcloud Peak  -  14,034 feet
Handies Peak  -  14,048 feet
 Post Date:  06/01/2010 Modified: 12/24/2013
 Date Climbed:   05/29/2010
 Posted By:  benners

 Memorial Day Weekend in the Handies Group   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2010/05/29/memorial-day-weekend-in-the-handies-group/

 


  • Comments or Questions (13)
JohnWilliams


Nice Work Guys     2011-05-09 11:48:20
Cant beat car camping! Nice write up Ben


Presto


Summit Snow Construction ...     2010-06-01 12:28:42
You guys are ”hard core” ... Thanks for posting. Beautiful photos. Happy trails!


BillMiddlebrook


Snow     2010-06-01 12:42:13
Wow, the snow sure is melting fast down there.


otherbrotherdarryl

it nets out     2010-06-01 13:22:37
I‘d say the lounging around in the sun compensates for the thin snow! Great report.


SchralpTheGnar


a great outing dudes     2010-06-01 13:30:05
That‘s a nice place to camp and ski. Solid effort on that Handies line too, that looks like fun.


GIS_Dave


grill     2010-06-01 15:38:18
i have that same little blue coleman grill. that thing kicks ass.


benners


Haha     2010-06-01 15:57:45
Yeah the grill rocks, Carl said it was like $40 at Wal Mart so it‘s a good bang for the buck too...


lordhelmut


Coleman Grill     2010-06-01 16:45:33
Ok, so spending 40$ to nab those portable Coleman gas grills is very cost effective. Mine died after 4 good years of use, probably utilized over 50 times in a number of conditions. On the flip side of that coin, driving down to the San Juans to climb and ski dirt is NOT cost effective, but I admire your determination. Did you guys already forget how much fun we had on Horeshoe?

Anyways, I love the shots of grillin and chillin in such a grand setting.


Yog


Grillin & Chillin     2010-06-01 19:08:41
I agree with Brian, those camp shots look pretty cozy compared to the camping I‘ve been doing lately. Makes you really appreciate the luxury of car camping! Way to ski off the snow ramp you made, that part had me cracking up. Bravo!


pioletski


Nice job, gents!     2010-06-01 19:24:12
Way to squeeze out a couple more peaks before the snow disappears.


benners


Dirt skiing     2010-11-30 10:28:50
If it weren't a 14er, I'd agree with you 100% Brian. Just so happens we've got this weird obsession so oddly enough, this weekend was very fulfilling . Got any more spring plans on the radar?

Thanks Mark, we were cracking up about the ramp too. Sometimes it aint pretty!


USAKeller


Nice job making it work!     2010-06-02 18:14:39
After seeing the snow conditions, I‘m feeling a tad better about turning back - pretty thin! Handies looked a little better. BUT, it was nice to see you again, and maybe we can squeeze in one more this season! Nice report Ben!


Ski4me


Nice job     2010-06-03 22:17:41
Glad that you found a better route down Handies than Redcloud and Sunshine. It was nice meeting you and getting your advice at the trailhead.



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