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Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby crazymarmot » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:23 pm

San Juan's are in the prime! Why not go out and check out some glorious views? I prefer Monday since I work Saturday till 4 but if Sunday is somebody's only option with no Monday takers I'm up for it as well. Very flexible on the 14er choices (13er) and routes. I'm heading up there anyways and just wanted to find some partners for a good time and classic ascents! I would like to do the 3 combo but doing Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn separate is fine, or even just one of those is ok. Hopefully there are some takers for this adventure out here ;)
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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby mattyanderson26 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:29 pm

This has peaked my interest. Do you have a 4WD vehicle? Unfortunately my Buick isn't made for some of these roads.

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby crazymarmot » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:41 pm

I am able to borrow one but it has H/T tires on it. From what I've read people recomend some A/T tires this year. I rather take my subaru up to Matterhorn TH and hike the 0.7 miles. It should be able to go that far. What day were you thinking ? At this point I think it has to be a Monday for me

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby mattyanderson26 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:24 pm

Monday works just fine with me. Any idea of current snow conditions (if any) for these peaks? And whats the mileage and altitude gain for the loop? I've seen varying trip reports between 13 and 18 miles and 6500 - 8000ft of elevation.

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby crazymarmot » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:47 pm

Sounds about right. All of the TR and pictures I've seen so far in San Juan's it looks like we might have some snow. Slight chance of snow tomorrow and Sunday with 40-30 degrees. Monday is supposed to be sunny and highs around 50, the melting snow might make some slippery conditions. Like I said I'm pretty flexible on the routes so we could always change up on the go if that's ok with you. Since it's not full on snow or dry idk about doing the ridge. More than likely just doing the standard combo sounds a lot safer. Let me know what your thoughts are. Also were would you be coming from ?

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby mattyanderson26 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:56 pm

I'll PM you.

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby DaveSwink » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:39 pm

Summitted Uncompahgre today under blue skies and sunshine. There is light snow on the trail starting about 12.5K. Microspikes made the snow on the short steep section of talus on the western face easier on the descent but were not necessary.

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby crazymarmot » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:38 am

Thanks alot dswink! Any idea, guesses about Matterhorn ?

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby DaveSwink » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:22 am

I uploaded a pic of Wetterhorn and Matterhorn into a conditions report: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/peakstatus_entry.php?recnum=1774

Hope it helps!

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Re: Uncompahgre/Matterhorn?/Wetterhorn/ 30/1 (Sunday/Monday)

Postby crazymarmot » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:39 am

Thanks alot! That picture is alot of help! Combining those conditions and adding a 50 degree weather on Monday it sounds like some fun mudding #-o

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