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Postby highmountaindrifter » Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:48 pm

Are we all camping Sat. night at the upper lake, lower lake, or are we going to spread it out throghout the area?? I will be there early Sat. morning to hit the Crestones and I'm just looking to shed some gear before I head up from the lakes.

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Postby jamienellis » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:14 pm

highmountaindrifter,
I would say either the lower lake or the upper TH...for those lazy folks like me who don't want to haul a heavy pack any further than I have to! :wink:

The upper TH would be less hiking distance w/ a heavy pack; but the lower lake is probably a better place to camp. Any one have any thoughts?
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Postby USAKeller » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:01 pm

jamienellis wrote:...for those lazy folks like me who don't want to haul a heavy pack any further than I have to! :wink:

The upper TH would be less hiking distance w/ a heavy pack; but the lower lake is probably a better place to camp. Any one have any thoughts?

I feel the EXACT same way, Jamie- no carrying heavy packs!! Definitely not my thang! I'm cool with camping at the upper TH...
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Postby TK » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:16 pm

Hi everyone-

Although I didn't think I'd be able to make it, my summer plans have changed extensively.

Now that I am suddenly available on the 17th, I would be happy to come along, toast David, and have the chance to finally meet some of you folks face-to-face.

Would anyone be interested in picking up another passenger on the way down from the Boulder area? Please PM if this is possible.

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Postby Matt » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:56 am

jamienellis wrote:highmountaindrifter,
I would say either the lower lake or the upper TH...for those lazy folks like me who don't want to haul a heavy pack any further than I have to! :wink:

The upper TH would be less hiking distance w/ a heavy pack; but the lower lake is probably a better place to camp. Any one have any thoughts?


I like the idea of getting as far up the road via internal combustion engine as possible. Heavy pack? Some other time.
Anyone who'd like to carpool from the Durango area, feel free to shoot me a PM. My truck has space for one passenger to Westcliffe, at which point I think I'm picking up a Honda Prelude-driving guy to ride up the S. Colony Lakes road. I plan on leaving either Friday p.m. or Sat morning and am considering a shortcut over Medano Pass for fun.
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Postby KeithK » Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:05 pm

KeithK wrote:As of this very moment, I am planning to join KirkT in coming from Denver, so please count me in!


Never mind... I tore/sprained a tibialis tendon playing soccer, and am on the DL. :evil:
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Postby stevevets689 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:50 pm

Who's going early Saturday morning? I'm in Boulder and wouldn't mind carpooling, especially with someone with a 4wd for the road. I can drive to the lower trailhead, though.

Also, might anyone be interested in camping at the lower lake? I, personally, prefer to be as high as possible to start with for summit day and think that the views of places like that are well worth hauling in the heavy pack. I might be weird, but that's me :)
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Postby USAKeller » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:47 am

Steve,
I'll be going down there with sdkeil... we'll most likely take a fuel-efficient car (i.e., not mine!), meet everyone at that food place, and then see if we can get a ride from someone up S. Colony road to where everyone is. You can go with us!

Everyone-
I'm going to bring some music to play at the top- I've got some songs, but does anyone else have any suggestions for more songs that might be appropriate for this outing?
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Postby Jeff_F » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:26 am

USAKeller wrote:Steve,
Everyone-
I'm going to bring some music to play at the top- I've got some songs, but does anyone else have any suggestions for more songs that might be appropriate for this outing?


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Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:40 am

USAKeller wrote:Steve,
I'll be going down there with sdkeil... we'll most likely take a fuel-efficient car (i.e., not mine!), meet everyone at that food place, and then see if we can get a ride from someone up S. Colony road to where everyone is. You can go with us!


Everyone-
I'm going to bring some music to play at the top- I've got some songs, but does anyone else have any suggestions for more songs that might be appropriate for this outing?


Caroline,
I was planning on meeting the group at the pizza place in Westcliffe.. I can take two people with gear up S. Colony Lakes in my Jeep. You and Skdeil might get a kiss or two from my labrador in the back seat :D but I can take you guys to the spot where we plan to hike.. Steve, I will probably have room for you as well, as long as you go semi light on the gear.. Let me know..

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Postby Matt » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:02 am

Caroline,
You knew David far better than I. My only suggestion is to play what he liked best. Can we play some of his faves?
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Postby stevevets689 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:12 am

Well, I'm good at fitting in tight places... I'll have a pack with a tent strapped to it, but I can probably carry one or the other (or both) in my lap if necessary. Or we can tie it to the roof, or the back, or the front, etc, etc, I'm sure that could work.

I would still like to go early in the morning, though, if anyone's up to it. Otherwise I'll go with USAKeller and sdkeil.
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