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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby clemsonmtneer » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:22 pm

It would be a bit of a drive, but Handies Peak in the San Juans comes to mind as something that would be a great option for you guys... relatively easy and very scenic (this is true for both routes, from American Basin or Grizzly Gulch), great camping nearby, and an access road that doesn't suck nearly as much as the road to S Colony Lakes.

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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby trektheworld » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:27 pm

clemsonmtneer wrote:It would be a bit of a drive, but Handies Peak in the San Juans comes to mind as something that would be a great option for you guys... relatively easy and very scenic (this is true for both routes, from American Basin or Grizzly Gulch), great camping nearby, and an access road that doesn't suck nearly as much as the road to S Colony Lakes.



thanks for the suggestion - maybe another time. It's just too much of a drive.

Now i've been looking at Missouri Mtn. - seems pretty simple. How's the dispersed camping near the trailhead?

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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby bob863 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 pm

Missouri would be good....nice dispersed camping and your Element should have no problem....

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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:02 am

If you're taking a group to that area, Huron would be a better choice. Better trail and scenery - Missouri is kind of a choss pile. There's also lots of good roadside camping around Winfield. The wildflowers along either route should be terrific right now.
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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby huffy13 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:54 am

Missouri would be kind of a long day. I will concur with the thought that if you are heading in the center of the Sawatch, Huron is your best option. Winfield is a great place to camp, the hike is one of the most scenic in the Sawatch...you will not be disappointed.
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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby trektheworld » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:54 pm

huffy13 wrote:Missouri would be kind of a long day. I will concur with the thought that if you are heading in the center of the Sawatch, Huron is your best option. Winfield is a great place to camp, the hike is one of the most scenic in the Sawatch...you will not be disappointed.


I've already done Huron guys - I marked it as my favorite 14er so far. It was great - and though I would do it again...I'm just one of these people who likes to explore new things and places instead of re-treading old favorites...

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Re: good 14er to take people on?

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:44 am

It was your favorite, you'd do it again, but not with your friends? Maybe you should reexamine your priorities. :wink:
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