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Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?

Should we cancel or change the date due to winds?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:04 pm

1. Let's not cancel. Winter and wind go go together. Still down for Saturday!
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53%
2. Yes, let's cancel. Gusts to 55 mph are not my idea of a welcomer. Besides, I'm not very experienced, and I'd like something mellow to start out.
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5%
3. I'd really like to go, but maybe conditions will be better next weekend. I'd be down for Nov 3 or 4.
34
43%
 
Total votes : 80
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby lindazco » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:21 pm

Would like to meet everyone and do Quandary another time. Sustained winds over 30 mph and gusts >50 mph with new and blowing snow just doesn't sound fun. The wind chill looks pretty bad too. It doesn't sound like good conditions particularly if there are a lot of inexperienced people going. I vote for another weekend.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby dmccool » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:42 pm

I'm still in for sure on Saturday
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SkiTownUSA » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:56 pm

I've been meaning to post, long time lurker. I'm in!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby winmag4582001 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:10 am

I've spent a good portion of my retirement funds on gear. LOL I'm still in.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby jeremy27 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:01 am

I'm out. The winds just don't sound conducive to a fun teaching and learning experience for various skill levels. Maybe next weekend.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby dcbates80911 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:05 am

I'm in....sounds like similar conditions to last year. Last year, I clocked wind on the summit at 55MPH gusts. Also, one can always turn around if it gets too bad. Something I have done a few times.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby jbchalk » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:08 am

The Chalks are still down for Saturday, though I do agree that it may not be that fun for the newbies looking to get out and have a enjoyable day.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby skerryjones » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:11 am

I'm still in. I spent a lot of money on gear for winter conditions.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:14 am

dmccool wrote:I'm still in for sure on Saturday


I was starting to waffle, but now I'm definitely in. 110 percent.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby flutter_girl » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:15 am

Seems like these would be ideal conditions for a beginner...a good reality check. And, use your savvy to know when to turn around. I'm looking forward to it. :)

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby I Man » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:16 am

flutter_girl wrote:Seems like these would be ideal conditions for a beginner...a good reality check.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SeracZack » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:22 am

I voted for next weekend. Only cause I can't make this weekend.
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