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1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

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1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:37 pm

I just got around to creating my first trip report. Please, be gentle. :oops:

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=6134&cpgm=tripmain

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Re: 1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby KentonB » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:48 pm

Awesome... No one will beat you up too bad. Just one note... be sure to make sure you don't mean "right" when you put "left" in your trip report. I laughed because I do the same thing EVERY time. I always have to go back and edit mine after the fact. (specifically, I'm looking the the captions under the 3rd and 4th pictures where it tells you to go "left" but the pictures indicate a right turn. :-)

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Re: 1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:00 pm

53_Peaks wrote:Awesome... No one will beat you up too bad. Just one note... be sure to make sure you don't mean "right" when you put "left" in your trip report. I laughed because I do the same thing EVERY time. I always have to go back and edit mine after the fact. (specifically, I'm looking the the captions under the 3rd and 4th pictures where it tells you to go "left" but the pictures indicate a right turn. :-)


Oops! Fixed. :)

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Re: 1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby Dex » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:15 pm

Nice report - thanks - I'm thinking of doing Columbia this week.

It doesn't look as if crampons are needed - correct?

How long did it take you to drive the 3+ miles to North Cottonwood trail head? That is a rough road especially in the dark.
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Re: 1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:18 pm

Dex wrote:Nice report - thanks - I'm thinking of doing Columbia this week.

It doesn't look as if crampons are needed - correct?


Nah, not at all.

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Re: 1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby Dex » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:27 pm

Dex wrote:How long did it take you to drive the 3+ miles to North Cottonwood trail head? That is a rough road especially in the dark.
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Re: 1st attempt at a TR (Mt. Columbia)

Postby tmathews » Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:32 pm

Dex wrote:
Dex wrote:How long did it take you to drive the 3+ miles to North Cottonwood trail head? That is a rough road especially in the dark.


It wasn't that bad, really. I was able to turn off my headlamp after about 45 minutes. I started out at 4:37 and summited around 9:24, if that gives you any indication, but I'm a slow hiker.

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