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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   

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  • Comments or Questions

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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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...


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.


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!


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


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!


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!


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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