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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby tmathews » Wed May 25, 2011 2:34 pm

EatinHardtack wrote:Could leave Friday after work.


Hopefully, Independence Pass will be open!

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby hberry » Wed May 25, 2011 2:42 pm

It looks like the pass will be open by then - CDOT reported on twitter that the plows met in the middle yesterday but they still had work to do to get it open.

I can probably get out of work around 2 or 3 Friday and then head down.

I would like to get Castle and Conundrum over the SJ peaks we talked about as I have never summited them and I have bagged RC/Sunshine/Handies.

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby jam6880 » Wed May 25, 2011 2:44 pm

I would be leaving from Denver so carpooling would be great? You think an overnight trip b/c all the snow and to long of an appoarch or daytripper?

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby hberry » Wed May 25, 2011 2:46 pm

Overnight trip - Sleep in/next to car and start (REALLY!) early in the morning. I'm hoping with warming at the end of this week and weekend that the snow will stabilize a fair amount.

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby jam6880 » Wed May 25, 2011 3:22 pm

We will see about the weather next week if it is warm out I I might camp in a couple of miles the day before(so I can summit before 8am.

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby SkiBum1287 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:48 pm

I'd like to join. To be clear, you're planning on heading down on Saturday and heading up early AM on Sunday? Whatever your plans, I'll be in the Denver area and looking to carpool if anybody is interested. I'm also free on Friday.

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby Rastaman566 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:55 pm

If anyone is interested in going up anytime earlier than Saturday (4th), let me know.

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby Gueza » Wed May 25, 2011 5:10 pm

Count me in,The weekend of the 4th sounds good to me.
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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby hberry » Wed May 25, 2011 5:58 pm

I'd like to go there Friday and climb ski Saturday and if it's nice maybe Sunday.

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby jam6880 » Thu May 26, 2011 10:35 am

That sounds good Hberry for heading out on Friday and then hike castle on Saturday and many be another ski line on Sunday. So carpooling is next?

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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby NE_Dad » Thu May 26, 2011 11:32 am

I can't make this but want to in the weeks to come...can anyone comment on how this might go hiking both ways? Any safe glissades? I am hoping for late june.
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Re: Castle and/or Conundrum

Postby SkiBum1287 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:40 pm

Just curious what the status is of this trip? It looks like several warm days in a row, without any great freezes overnight (though tomorrow night looks fairly cool). Also, the dust storm appears to have hit the Elks. Any word on how badly?

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