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Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?
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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby IkeB » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:08 pm

What time are you leaving denver? Wouldn't mind car pooling if you have room.

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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby Lamb » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:38 am

I keep, kind of late now but give me a call if you can and maybe we can still meet up.

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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby kushrocks » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Awesome Awesome day getting out with Jeff, Nick and our new friends the Justin's, Ike and Jeff from Westcliffe. Great climbing with you guys and enjoying pizza and beer in BV after. I couldnt believe the Spring like conditions we had. Here are a couple photos from today.
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Jeff (SurfNTurf) being sneaky heading up the trail
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MonGoose (Nick) having fun on the ice.
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Jeff from Westcliff heading up the trail
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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby kushrocks » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:17 pm

Here are a few more photos.
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The group making our way up above treeline.
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Nick (MonGoose) and Justin topping out on Yale
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SurfNTurf (Jeff) topping out on Yale
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" The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain
"Danger in Alpinism is just part of the game. As soon as you eliminate the danger you have just every other sport." Febrizio Zangrilli
“The best climber in the world is the one who is having all the fun.” – Alex Lowe
"To travel, to experience and learn, that is to live" - Sherpa Tensing Norgay (first person to Summit Mt. Everest)
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit" - Edward Abbey
" Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to loose."

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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby SurfNTurf » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:51 pm

"I have a secret..."

Thanks to Justin Squared, Jeff, Ike, Nick and Ryan for a spectacular trip. Summit aside, it was a blast to spend time with y'all. Oh, and Ryan, eat less jalapenos. Seriously.
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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby IkeB » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:11 am

Had a great day. Cannt wait to do it again.

Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:51 am

I'm glad you guys had a good climb.

Did you go from Denny Creek? Could you drive to the TH? Equipment? (snowshoes, crampons, ax, microspikes?)

How long did it take compared to a summer hike?

Thanks for the beta.

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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby kushrocks » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:59 am

The road is plowed all the way to the Denny Creek Trailhead. Be careful though there are some icy spots on the road in. If you take it slow though a two wheel drive car should still be able to make it. No snow shoes or ice axe needed. We brought the axe though just in case. Microspikes highly recommended. There is a packed down trail all the way above tree line. From there we just starting making our way toward the summit where we could more or less follow the trail. It is scary how little snow there is up there for this time of year.
" The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain
"Danger in Alpinism is just part of the game. As soon as you eliminate the danger you have just every other sport." Febrizio Zangrilli
“The best climber in the world is the one who is having all the fun.” – Alex Lowe
"To travel, to experience and learn, that is to live" - Sherpa Tensing Norgay (first person to Summit Mt. Everest)
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit" - Edward Abbey
" Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to loose."

Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby Nelson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:05 am

Thanks, Kushrocks.

I'm looking for alternatives to two week old snow here in Utah and a horrible inversion.

I might heading down today.

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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby Lamb » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:33 am

It was a great time and thank you Justin, Ike, Nick, Ryan, Jeff and Jeff. I learned a bunch and thanks for sharing your time and expertise. I will post some pictures later tonight.

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Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby jhobby » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:06 am

Jeff, Thank You for putting this together. And also want to thank evryone else; I also learned a lot . GREAT HIKE and GREAT TIME!

-Jeff

Re: Yale on MLK Day (1/21)

Postby MonGoose » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:00 pm

On the ride home Jeff, Kush and I were commenting on what a great day we had and how much we really enjoyed hiking with you guys and eating pizza. I hope to hike with you all again in the future. Thanks for a great day!

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Summit of Mt Yale
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