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I only looked at your route through the Elks, which is making me extremely jealous.
That's a lot of route finding to put together, but there are a lot of trails in Colorado.
I assume you'll take the Government Trail from Aspen to Snowmass? That's an easy one, but I bet there are scenic trails to link all these together. Finding them all is a huge task!
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jdawud wrote:Start date is as soon as snow allows. If it ever starts. may/june or june/july.
Perhaps I missed this, but have you checked with the Cielo Vista Ranch to see if they'll accommodate you prior to their usual late June opening?
John Prater wrote: Perhaps I missed this, but have you checked with the Cielo Vista Ranch to see if they'll accommodate you prior to their usual late June opening?
No, I haven't yet. They are at the top of the list for private property owners I need to contact. If the snow doesn't start soon though, I wouldn't be surprised to see their opening date pushed up. Basically, I'll start ASAP.
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bhess86 wrote:That seems to be a very logical order of peaks. Will you be posting your predicted climbing dates of each peak as you know them so some of us might join you for pieces of this grand adventure? Good luck!
Once a probable start date is selected, i will have an itinerary. The actual day I climb any given peak however, may change by as much as 3 or 4 days from what that itinerary says at the beginning. I certainly expect to have people join up with me for pieces or peaks. Stay tuned!
Peter, blowdowns are a pain but I've dealt with many many miles of them in the past. I don't think they'll impede decent mileage on most days.
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I'm looking into the Spot that can pair with a smartphone and also the normal one. We'll see. I definitely want to be able to do at least location check ins on trail.
I've added a short bio page to the website. On it I also introduce my partner for the expedition.
I'll be doing an update later this evening, but the highlights are basically - my buddy Luke is going to join me, I've completed the first draft of the day by day itinerary, there are a few minor route changes, the private land issue seems to be only potentially problematic in a few places, and there's a really cool swimming hole i found on the route (god bless google earth).
I hope everyone's plans for the year are also coming together....it's a year to make things happen!
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