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Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby dehrlich101 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:27 pm

Anton Krupicka is starting to scout the route for linking up the Elk Range 14ers. Here is his write up on the Capital - Snowmass Link-up.

http://blog.ultimatedirection.com/capitol-snowmass-link-up/
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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby screeman57 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Those split times are insane--22 minutes from K2 to Capitol summit?!?!?! Without much actual running, presumably. I ran into him on the ridge that day--he was moving fast! He asked (probably out loud to himself) "can I get over to Snowmass this way?" (or something like that). I chuckled and thought "no way, of course not!" I stand corrected.
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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby bj » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:11 pm

I ran into both of you that day; he was faster.. I saw him on the Bells traverse a couple days earlier, we just called him running Jesus since we only saw him close to heaven??
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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby agui » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:30 pm

This guy is a beast ... Saw him on July 4 running from Castle to Conundrum, he was flying!

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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby screeman57 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:52 pm

Jeez--that was the next day!
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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby 434stonemill » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:02 am

I thought I saw him in Telluride on July 5th as I was climbing up to Bridal Veil Falls, but wasn't sure. Then on Monday, July 8th, as I was climbing up Mt Sneffels, he came flying by. He had ascended the Southwest Ridge and was descending the "standard" route back into Yankee Boy Basin. It took me a few seconds to realize it was him and snapped this pic of his descent thru the gully.
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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby dnye » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:38 am

434stonemill wrote:I thought I saw him in Telluride on July 5th as I was climbing up to Bridal Veil Falls, but wasn't sure. Then on Monday, July 8th, as I was climbing up Mt Sneffels, he came flying by. He had ascended the Southwest Ridge and was descending the "standard" route back into Yankee Boy Basin. It took me a few seconds to realize it was him and snapped this pic of his descent thru the gully.
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Re: Link up of the Elk 14ers

Postby TravelingMatt » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:38 am

Could this be the Moccasin Man from Gerry Roach's 13ers book?

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