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Snowshoeing?

Postby SikYou » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:11 pm

Anywhere have enough snow to spend a day out snowshoeing? Doesn't have to be a 14er or even a summit hike, just looking for decent snow. I was up in RMNP and found enough snow to keep me happy for the day but I was planning to be up in the Summit county-ish area this weekend.

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby opticstalk » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:43 pm

Hi all!
New to the area. I also would like to know where there is day long snowshoeing hiking in and around the front range, Georgetown and Breck?

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby cougar » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:29 am

Cameron Pass has been getting a lot of snow this fall - there was over a foot in mid-October and more now. A lot of the snow is very dry powder and unconsolidated though.

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby SeracZack » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:00 am

Around Summit County, you may try around Montezuma Road near Santa Fe Peak or the basin around Glacier Peak. I haven't been back there yet this year, but some cross country trails exist back there and may provide a little of what you are looking for.
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Re: Snowshoeing?

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby opticstalk » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:02 am

GREAT!!!

Thanks

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby bguindon » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:10 pm

i've always had good early season success on hoosier pass - it goes back quite a ways from what you can only see on the road. breckenridge area is another favorita for snow.
enjoy. 8)

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby 3rdGenNative » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:31 pm

Hope this website helps you out...


http://www.dillonrangerdistrict.com/winter_trail_list.htm

Scott - I too am looking at a weekend in Summit Co. Thanks for the link! This give me details on favorite hikes and clues to possible new favorites!
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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby wrxpilot » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:55 pm

There was some decent snow up on Jones Pass last week. I had to hike in about a mile before it was deep enough for snowshoes, but once in there it was pretty good. After this weekend it should be alright.

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby SikYou » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:03 am

Found some decent snow bushwhacking through James Peak Wilderness, I'm not sure why I didn't think of the JPW in the first place. Thanks for all of the suggestions though, hoping for a nice long snow season this year [-o<
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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby opticstalk » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:29 am

Good deal. Thanks.
Hopefully a nice long season keep the suggestions coming.

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Re: Snowshoeing?

Postby PaliKona » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:48 am

I always enjoy a good snowshoe up Chief Peak. Also Vail Pass, Tennessee Pass, Lily Pad Lake in Summit...

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