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Little Bear (Take 2)

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby globreal » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:19 am

Sorry guys....doesn't look as if I'll be able to make it without a ride to/from Monument. :(

Enjoy the sunshine down there. Be safe!

P.S. If anyone else from Colorado Springs ends up going on this....I'll split the gas with you!
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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby Wisco14er » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:53 am

I would love to join you guys on this trip....I don't have a lot of experience with snow climbing but do have crampons, ice axe, and the rest of the gear i may need for a winter climb....It wouldn't be like your taking a completely inexperienced person with you and i'm a adventurous quick learner.....I can also drive and pick you up in monument if you're still interested globreal

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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby tmathews » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:21 pm

Just shot you a PM, Britt.

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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:15 pm

You guys are going to have a great day!!

=D> =D> =D>

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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby centrifuge » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:55 pm

oh, I so wish I had seen this earlier!
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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby Wisco14er » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:31 pm

Hope you all had a succesful climb and a great weather day. Wish i could have been there

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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby tmathews » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:19 pm

We are down safe, drinking beer.

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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby tmathews » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:17 am

Kiefer, thanks for affording me the opportunity to join you and Steph for your winter summit of Little Bear. It was a long, trying day, but the company was good and I had a lot of fun. Mike and Dani -- sorry, I wasn't able to get any photos of you guys! Thanks for the chocolates, btw!

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Kiefer and Steph on Little Bear's summit (3/12/11)
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Britt on South Little Bear's summit (3/12/11)
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Me on Little Bear's summit (3/12/11). I'm wearing goggles because I forgot my sunglasses, but fortunately goggles are a permanent attachment to my pack in the winter.
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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby tmathews » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:20 am

Pretty much sums up how we all felt near the end of the day. I don't know why I choose to torture myself with this route; it's the second time I've done it in the last year. I have now been up for over 26 hours. I am going to eat and enter a food coma for the next 12 hours. Hope everyone had a great Saturday!

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Tired.
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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:08 am

Nice going, gang! Kudos Kiefer!!

Congrats on a successful summit, Terry, Britt, Mike, Dani, Stephanie, and Kiefer. Looks like you guys had a gorgeous day. 8)

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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby Johnson » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:53 am

Good work gang. I was wishing I could have been there but now that I see that pic of Kiefer "tired"........ Happy everyone is down safely. Was thinking about you all day.
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Re: Little Bear (Take 2)

Postby tmathews » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:37 am

Thanks Jim, Barry. Yeah, that "tired" photo is tell-tale; we hit the trail around 5:45 (got a later start than anticipated) and ran out of daylight on our way down, so we had to bushwhack out in the dark. I have a twisted ankle for our efforts (it isn't bad and I was able to walk out under my own power). We made it back to the vehicles at 9:00. Having done the southwest ridge twice now, I believe the descent of it to be one of the most heinous of any 14er route. Oy.

I know I should be in a food coma right now, but I didn't get much sleep at all in the last five hours. I guess there is such a thing as being "over-tired..." :shock:
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