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Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

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Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby tmathews » Mon May 02, 2011 7:37 am

Please use this thread if you want to coordinate a group or find partners for Missouri Mountain.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby hberry » Mon May 02, 2011 10:10 am

Eric (LostSheep5) and I plan on skiing Missouri - Not sure on which day yet - need to coordinate with him.

I may also do La Plata that weekend.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby hberry » Mon May 02, 2011 10:35 am

Also- for those people that won't be skiing - do you think that crampon's will be needed for hiking? Girlfriend is coming and is not going to ski.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby tmathews » Mon May 02, 2011 10:40 am

hberry wrote:Also- for those people that won't be skiing - do you think that crampon's will be needed for hiking? Girlfriend is coming and is not going to ski.


I wouldn't want to be without them on Missouri's standard approach. It usually gets pretty loaded with snow and the trail isn't easy to find underneath it unless there have been a lot of people up it. Descending can be pretty treacherous as well. I doubt they'll be needed for Belford/Oxford, though, but you never know.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby SurfNTurf » Mon May 02, 2011 3:18 pm

I'll be climbing Missouri's North Face Couloirs with dmccool and (I think) speth. We're leaning toward Saturday last I checked, but waiting to see what everyone else is doing and trying to mitigate overcrowding.
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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby Gueza » Mon May 02, 2011 3:46 pm

hberry wrote:Eric (LostSheep5) and I plan on skiing Missouri - Not sure on which day yet - need to coordinate with him.

I may also do La Plata that weekend.


Leaning towards Saturday for MO, Otina (Bergsteigen) says she will be up there too. I was thinking that it might be a better idea to ski Belford-Oxford first to get the longer harder day out of the way first (Saturday) but I'll see what everyone is doing.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon May 02, 2011 4:46 pm

HA!!! I'm climbing Missouri on Thursday during the fantastic weather period...I'll break a trail!
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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby crossfitter » Mon May 02, 2011 5:13 pm

Darrin (Kansas) and I are planning on an attempt of the East Ridge via Elkhead pass
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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon May 02, 2011 5:19 pm

crossfitter wrote:Darrin (Kansas) and I are planning on an attempt of the East Ridge via Elkhead pass


Gotta see that TR.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby spaceman » Mon May 02, 2011 6:46 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:I'll be climbing Missouri's North Face Couloirs with dmccool and (I think) speth. We're leaning toward Saturday last I checked, but waiting to see what everyone else is doing and trying to mitigate overcrowding.


I'd be interested in doing the North Face on Saturday. Where are people camping Friday night, I was leaning towards hiking into Missouri Gulch and camping in the valley there somewhere Friday night and probably heading back on Saturday after climbing Missouri.

The other option was to hike up by the lake on the Rockdale trailhead and climb the West Ridge Saturday.

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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby Mountain Ninja » Mon May 02, 2011 7:24 pm

I'm also going to be climbing Missouri's North Face couloir on Saturday... looking to hike/climb with others for the same day! :)
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Re: Spring Gathering: Missouri Mtn

Postby kushrocks » Mon May 02, 2011 7:29 pm

Ill be hitting the trailhead Saturday morning. What time is everyone starting?
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