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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!
42
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.
4
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 SilverLynx » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:23 am

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

Same.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:25 am

SilverLynx wrote:
SeracZack wrote:I voted for next weekend. Only cause I can't make this weekend.

Same.


Opposite.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby I Man » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:25 am

Serac "I can't Make it" Zack wrote:I can't make it.
You can touch the void, just don't fall into it.
I fly a starship across the universe divide....and when I reach the other side...I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can. Perhaps I may become a Mountain Man again.
To me there is only one style of climbing, Alpine Style.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SeracZack » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:27 am

I Man wrote:
Serac "I can't Make it" Zack wrote:I can't make it.


HAHAHAHA! I know loser, right?
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:29 am

What is stopping Deuces from voting with all of his sock puppets?
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby mtn_nut » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:31 am

Im still down. how much snow are we expecting on the route?

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby michaelgrundy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:45 am

My buddy Rohit and I will be there! BRING IT ON!!! :YY

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SummitKathy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:51 am

marie123 and I will be there too! Looking forward to busting out the winter gear :)
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 am

Well, sounds like we've heard from the vocal majority. :-D

A close tie on the poll, but a lot of enthusiasm in the comments to keep Saturday.

This of course has forced the wind gods to recant slightly, removing the 60-80 mph winds out of the 500mb heights (that I didn't tell you about) (but that's at about 18,000 feet) and forcing the NWS to drop top gusts at 14k by 5mph to 50.

I didn't think the forecast looked this bad for winds last year, but if they truly are no more than 50mph gusts, well, all of us who have been out in winter have seen worse.

So let's keep it on. Tomorrow it is!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby marie123 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:34 am

Yep still in! Sounds miserable and yet fun.

Who is hiking in and camping and who is starting in the morning? Kathy and I aren't heading up until the morning, so just trying to see if there will be anyone else at the trailhead for the 8am start.....

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby michaelgrundy » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:38 am

marie123 wrote:Yep still in! Sounds miserable and yet fun.

Who is hiking in and camping and who is starting in the morning? Kathy and I aren't heading up until the morning, so just trying to see if there will be anyone else at the trailhead for the 8am start.....


Rohit and I will be getting there in the morning... so at a bare minimum, there will be 4 at the trailhead at the 8 AM start. :-D

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:46 am

I'll be there in the morning. Getting over the remnants of a cold, so camping out doesn't sound like the best idea anymore.

Someone suggested meeting at 6:15 a.m. at the Dino Lots. Should we arrange some sort of mass carpool? Perhaps 6 is more realistic.
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