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2012 Fall Gathering

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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby Fisching » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:41 am

geojed wrote:I'm thinking of climbing some peaks (14'ers and Centennials) and doing some traverses on Friday and Sunday around the Fall Gathering, which is on Saturday. Ideas I have in mind are Thunder Pyramid - Pyramid Peak Traverse, Castle/Conundrum - Cathedral, Maroon - North Maroon.

If interested send me a PM. These traverses are very dependent on a good weather forecast and may need to be pared to one peak if thunderstorms are likely.


Why not just do them all as one big traverse and call it a "BIG DAY?"
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby geojed » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:45 am

gregory_fischer wrote:
geojed wrote:I'm thinking of climbing some peaks (14'ers and Centennials) and doing some traverses on Friday and Sunday around the Fall Gathering, which is on Saturday. Ideas I have in mind are Thunder Pyramid - Pyramid Peak Traverse, Castle/Conundrum - Cathedral, Maroon - North Maroon.

If interested send me a PM. These traverses are very dependent on a good weather forecast and may need to be pared to one peak if thunderstorms are likely.


Why not just do them all as one big traverse and call it a "BIG DAY?"


:lol: :lol: Now that you mention it! :-k :-k
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby giarcd » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:48 pm

All are welcome(with Shine or not ) , the more the merry'er ----lots of peaks to chose from and great time with fellow s from the site---PARTY/CLIMB and enjoy.!!

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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby JerryB » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:37 pm

Bump

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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby KeithK » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:27 am

For those of you joining me on Mt. Sopris, here is all the trailhead and route beta you should need: http://www.hikingincolorado.org/sopr.html

As always, 2 way radios will be set to 14.14, so if you have them, please bring them and coordinate within your party. Especially for those headed into Lead King, radios would be a good tool to have.

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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby mtgirl » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:02 pm

Darn it, Keith. I've always wanted to hike Sopris in the fall and would love to join you. Unfortunately, I've had a mountain biking hut trip planned for that same weekend for months now. :( Hope you have a great time and great weather !
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby cheeseburglar » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:46 pm

KeithK wrote:For those of you joining me on Mt. Sopris, here is all the trailhead and route beta you should need: http://www.hikingincolorado.org/sopr.html


Keith,
Don't follow those directions to the letter. You won't park at Dinkle Lake, you'll park at a huge and obvious parking area (there is a toilet) on the road just before it heads downhill to go to Dinkle Lake. Dinkle Lake is about a 1/4 mile farther, but isn't worth a visit, IMHO. It's a reservoir and wasn't full last time I visited.
Once on the trail, it is no problem. And I think it is about 4 miles to Thomas Lakes, but the round trip distance of ~12+ miles is about right. It is all uphill from Thomas Lakes, but a great climb. Mostly on trail, but there is some talus hopping to do and a bunch of marmots live up there.
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby KeithK » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:24 am

mtgirl wrote:Darn it, Keith. I've always wanted to hike Sopris in the fall and would love to join you. Unfortunately, I've had a mountain biking hut trip planned for that same weekend for months now. :( Hope you have a great time and great weather !


Unacceptable.

Craig, thanks for the tip. Are there any marmots in particular that we should look up while we're up there? I could offer them an old backpack in exchange for safe passage.
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby cheeseburglar » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:44 pm

Yes, watch out for a grey marmot with a mean streak. Crazy guy was napping on a boulder in the sun at about 12,500 feet when my dog caught him. Woke up, bit my dog, and then jumped under a rock. That was about 5 years ago with my blue healer. I bet that marmot has gotten more cranky with age.
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby gokarengo » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:58 pm

I'm thinking of going. I'll be leaving from Breck on Friday then heading back to Denver on Sunday. If anyone wants a ride, I guess from Summit County or to meet in that area, let me know. I have a 2WD with room for 3 more and would enjoy the company.

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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby SpringsHiker » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:00 am

Monster5 wrote:I'll be there Sunday. Hagerman's SW Ridge as per Matt's suggestion + other 13ers sounds enticing. Anything obscure, rarely-traveled, and challenging would also be nice.


I have Hagerman via SW ridge as my first choice and flexible on it being Saturday or Sunday. I could probably pick up another "obscure" peak (already have done Snowmass) on the alternate day. If anyone really is serious about the traverse between Hagerman and Snowmass I would be interested. My thought is to summit Hagerman first, try the traverse, and if it's wicked then bail wherever appropriate.
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Re: 2012 Fall Gathering

Postby geojed » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:08 am

Here's the forecast for Marble, CO from Weather.com. It's looking mighty fine! :-D
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