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Evans winter 14er attempt

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby Gueza » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:52 am

hollamby wrote:I'm 95% sure that i'm in. Don't see much that would hold me back in terms of my schedule right now (just want to watch the current storm and ava conditions). Friday morning I will know for sure though. (Eric you taking skis?)

Anyone want to car pool Sunday morning from the Springs?

Ryan


Ryan, I'm takin the skis and will see how it goes. If a summit descent is out then we can at least have the fun of walking up and down with ski boots :mrgreen: .

I'm game to carpool with you to the TH.

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby hollamby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:34 pm

Sounds good. I will let ya know 100% Friday morning. I don't see a problem right now though.

By the way I think we have different ideas of fun.....

...ok I game

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby hollamby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:30 pm

Everything is straighten out. I'm in. With skis in (side) the car I can't really fit more than two other people. One in the front, and one small'ish guy in the back (Ford Focus, what can I say). Grant is about 2 hours from the Springs. So meet up someplace at like 3:30-3:45 (?). Load up be there a bit before 6.

I live in Old Colorado city. Can either hit 24 out or 25 both equal in time. Depending where you guys live we take either or.

BTW Eric look at the snow on Grays (posted in the conditions section).

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby Gueza » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:28 pm

That's good to hear.

Alright now lets hope Evans isn't to wind scoured to ski from the summit.

Want to meet at the Shell Station off of the I-25, Fillmore junction (SW corner)?

Looking forward to this one,

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby hollamby » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:40 pm

lostsheep5 wrote:That's good to hear.

Alright now lets hope Evans isn't to wind scoured to ski from the summit.

~Eric


That's why I have used skis, anything is skiable for 10 feet :lol:

Steve did you find out how far the road is cleared or waiting until later this week with the new snow?

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby Kevin Baker » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:52 am

Very doubtful you're gonna be able to ski much of anything on the west ridge. There will probably be some skiable terrain off of Spaulding though until you hit the willows! :shock: Congrats in advance to you, Steve! You sure have had some impressive adventures pursuing this list over the years. I don't have plans of finishing them all, but I've done a fair number and even the easy ones can kick your butt in winter. I'll probably be hiking Sat only this weekend, but if the wind forecast is bad for Sat, I might join you.
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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby Yikes » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:27 am

count me in for the gladbachiafest

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby sgladbach » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:37 pm

I've called the sheriff, county roads, post office, Woody, and a lady who lives at (but can't get to ), Duck lake, and Georgetown Visitor Center. The consensus is that the road is closed Quite low, possible making the RT distance over 20 miles. That is not what I intended when I chose to save this peak for my final winter 14er. The weather and temps are predicted to be quite reasonable but, still, the trip would only be reasonable for the very fit.

Summitlounger is willing to drive up Friday morning following plowing and get a definitive answer about the overall length. I'll post Friday evening and everyone can make their own final decisions.

A 2nd plan will have me attempting from Deer Creek TH via County Road 43 using Rosalie or Tanglewood trails and then over Epaulet mountain. This trip is about 16 miles, 5000'; still no gimme.

My brother and another western slope friend (not normally winter hikers) intend to join me, so the pace will not be fast, but I really intend to finish if possible.

Again, I'll post Friday evening and everyone can make their own final decisions.
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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby Gueza » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:28 pm

I'm still down to be apart of the trail breaking crew :D

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby JsinDeAZ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:43 pm

I'd love to join in on this, but will be in big D the following weekend (if an alternate plan develops)... I could never justify hiking Evans, but this is a worthy cause. :D

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby hollamby » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:48 pm

lostsheep5 wrote:I'm still down to be apart of the trail breaking crew :D

~Eric


Dummy in every group :-"

Steve, I think you have some trail breakers. Should be interesting. 15-20 miles can be fun in the winter.

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Re: Evans winter 14er attempt

Postby Gueza » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:15 pm

hollamby wrote:
lostsheep5 wrote:I'm still down to be apart of the trail breaking crew :D

~Eric


Dummy in every group :-"

Steve, I think you have some trail breakers. Should be interesting. 15-20 miles can be fun in the winter.

Ryan


Good one, I will bring my whip to make you go first :D .
I'll let you be the trail breaking animal you are =P~
It will be a good time.

~Eric
Look at every setback, failure, and time you feel down in your life as a temporary, fixable condition. That is how you never give up and keep moving onwards.

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