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Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby tmathews » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:44 am

javy20040 wrote:Sounds good!

which trail-head, Rainbow Trail at the winter closure?


The lower TH parking area. It's a little over 2 miles to get to the Rainbow Trail from there.

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby javy20040 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:42 pm

Saturday looks sunny with a high of 28 degrees and 5-15 miles wind, and \:D/ 3-5 inches of new snow tomorrow Friday.
That is nice!!!!
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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby tmathews » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:49 am

Lost one of the group, so I'm hoping one or two folks might not have made plans for tomorrow yet. Still planning on starting between 5:15-5:30. Weather looks awesome!

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby mtgirl » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:46 pm

I was in the Wetmore area today, and the Sangres were socked in with clouds. Some good precip (rain/sleet) fell in Wetmore, so I'd expect some fresh snow for Humboldt. Enjoy !
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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby tmathews » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:19 pm

Success on Humboldt today. :mrgreen:

The NOAA/NWS forecast was pretty accurate -- but the elevation is for below treeline. There were WILD winds above treeline and I had to practically crawl to the summit cairn. There wasn't any new snow at the TH and maybe an inch higher up on the road and along the ridge. There is a great trench right now for anyone thinking of heading up there.

MANY thanks to Javier for accompanying me today. Dave (crestoner), if you happen by this thread -- it was great meeting you!
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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby Yikes » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:13 pm

grats terry. sounds like you had to work at it (again). wish us luck tomorrow - hopefully the winds won't be as brutal.

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby tmathews » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:15 pm

Yikes wrote:grats terry. sounds like you had to work at it (again). wish us luck tomorrow - hopefully the winds won't be as brutal.


Are you doing Humboldt tomorrow or Pikes? I thought I saw you post in that Pikes thread....

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby tmathews » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:18 pm

Some video.


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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby Carl » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:26 pm

Nice you were able to grab the summit today Terry. I assume that was you who sent me the text message with the pic of Humbolt? Thanks!

Tried to ski Columbia today but had to turn around about 200 feet from the summit (after starting at 8,700ft via Frenchman Creek) cause I was getting zapped pretty badly. Lots of electricity in the air I guess. Winds were intense. Fun day though with a good group.

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby tmathews » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:32 pm

Wesley wrote:Nice you were able to grab the summit today Terry. I assume that was you who sent me the text message with the pic of Humbolt? Thanks!

Tried to ski Columbia today but had to turn around about 200 feet from the summit (after starting at 8,700ft via Frenchman Creek) cause I was getting zapped pretty badly. Lots of electricity in the air I guess. Winds were intense. Fun day though with a good group.


Yeah, hope you didn't mind. That southeast flank gully still isn't skiable....

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:45 am

Terry, congrats to you and Javier on a hard-won summit yesterday.

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Re: Humboldt Re-do, 3/5

Postby hollamby » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:36 pm

tmathews wrote:
Wesley wrote:Nice you were able to grab the summit today Terry. I assume that was you who sent me the text message with the pic of Humbolt? Thanks!

Tried to ski Columbia today but had to turn around about 200 feet from the summit (after starting at 8,700ft via Frenchman Creek) cause I was getting zapped pretty badly. Lots of electricity in the air I guess. Winds were intense. Fun day though with a good group.


Yeah, hope you didn't mind. That southeast flank gully still isn't skiable....



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