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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby jdorje » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:36 pm

Pyramid (yesterday) and both Maroons (this morning) down. This is the crux of the thruhike: lots of challenging, exposed climbing while carrying full hiking packs. It's possible they'll get to the vicinity of Snowmass Lake later today and do the Snowmass->Capitol traverse tomorrow, or that traverse may be on Monday. Sunday weather looks pretty brutal, though Monday's isn't much better.

EDIT: Just took another look at the KML route map. It shows them not doing the snow/cap traverse, but descending to the NE off of Snowmass, going past the Pierre lakes, then up and across K2.
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby bonehead » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:51 pm

I ran across Luke & Junaid high on Massive today.
They were both in very high spirits and having a blast.
Couldn't wipe the silly grin off Luke if you tried.

They finished the Elks a few days ago, spent a rest day
in Aspen, and did a crazy 2 day backpack route to get to Massive.
One of which was 25 miles, lots of off trail.
They are heading North to South down the Sawatch.
Then some crazy route from Salida to Pikes.
They seem like great guys, very confident and skilled.
I have no doubt they are on schedule for a late September
finish on Longs.
Bring extra cold beer along on your
Sawatch peak hikes this week.
Seems they really appreciate trail angels with beer.

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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby Klinger1986 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:15 pm

So, did they gain special permission to summit Bross, or are they just going for it? I know Bross is a very sensitive subject, and I don't want to start an ethical debate, I'm just curious.
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby painless4u2 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:32 pm

Bross is a very sensitive subject


Oh wait, lemme get my popcorn...
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby Dark Helmet » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:09 pm

oh man... I wish we were going to be in RMNP a week later, I'll be in the vicinity of Longs the 17th-20th and would love to finish with them!

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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby jdorje » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:30 pm

Friday - Massive
Saturday - Elbert
Sunday - La Plata

coming off La Plata, they appear to have camped high on Huron. Today they've done Huron, Missouri, Belford, and Oxford. A good day.

As for Bross, I assume they will go to the "public summit" and alternate standing on each other's shoulders to exceed the Bross high point.
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby Wilderness_hike » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:49 pm

jdorje wrote:As for Bross, I assume they will go to the "public summit" and alternate standing on each other's shoulders to exceed the Bross high point.


:lol:

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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:08 pm

Harvard and Columbia today. 40/58 in the bag. Looking good!
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby jdorje » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:58 pm

Wednesday - Yale
Thursday - Princeton
Friday - Antero

Looks like Tabeguache and Shavano tomorrow - will have them completing the Nolans 14 route in 9 days (about 200 hours).
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby BlueKhan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:10 pm

jdorje wrote:Wednesday - Yale
Thursday - Princeton
Friday - Antero

Looks like Tabeguache and Shavano tomorrow - will have them completing the Nolans 14 route in 9 days (about 200 hours).


Crazy impressive after what they've done! They're monsters. I can't even imagine...

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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:22 am

Tab and Shav this morning at 6:00 and 8:12. Time for the long slog over to Pikes Peak, I guess.
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Re: Thruhike of the 14ers

Postby Klinger1986 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:09 pm

How long do you think it will take them to reach Pikes Peak? 4 Days?
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