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DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

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Spring Gathering Date Poll

Poll ended at Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:43 am

April 20-21
7
13%
April 27-28
4
7%
May 4-5
12
21%
May 11-12
26
46%
May 18-19
7
13%
 
Total votes : 56
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:45 am

Bump for date poll.

I voted for May 11-12, so take this as tampering if you'd like, but keep in mind that avalanche conditions will likely be much more tame in early/mid-May as opposed to mid-April.
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby doggler » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:06 am

I voted for May 11th - 12th simply because Jeff is a boss.


...and I can't make any of the other dates.

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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby mikemalick » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:15 am

I know it is always tough picking dates that work for the greatest number of people, but just FYI that May 12th is Mother's Day and May 19th is the Colfax Marathon.

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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby Scott P » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:17 am

Tough choice, but I have to vote April 20-21.

April 27-28 = Already planned Peak 10 trip (unless someone wanted to do the gathering on Peak 10). :wink:

May 4 = Daughter's Birthday and party.

May 12 = Mother's Day

May 17 = Son's Birthday (party is on the 18th)

Us married guys might have a hard time getting a pass for May 12 unless our wives would really enjoy a break from the kids and we all take them to the gathering. :wink:
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby GregMiller » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:21 am

Don't know if it affects anyone else, but you might want to keep in mind that the next REI Boulder garage sale is April 20th and 21st (wee, garage sale on 420, that oughta be a fun line to be sitting in).
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:53 am

Haven't voted yet pending checking with MountainHikerette. One of those weekends is wiped out by a wedding. Seems to me she had something one of the others. I also agree with May for the additional reason of trailhead access.
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby semitrueskerm » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:53 am

I turn the big 4-0 on May 4th. Would have no problem celebrating with some summits. But all dates work for me.

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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby kushrocks » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:57 am

I would prefer the first two weekends in May but I could pretty much do any weekend except the 18th and 19th.
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby aliciaf » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:09 pm

I voted for May 18-19 but I could do either of the April weekends too. My bridal shower is May 11th though so I can't attend that weekend :(

Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby ameristrat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:05 pm

I can do anything that isn't May 18-19th. Voted for the 4th because Cinco de Mayo in the mountains sounds like a hell of a weekend! Hope I can make it!
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Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:17 pm

ameristrat wrote:I can do anything that isn't May 18-19th. Voted for the 4th because Cinco de Mayo in the mountains sounds like a hell of a weekend! Hope I can make it!

I think that is a good idea!

It's not too early, but also not interfering with Mom Time on the following weekend. May is when I wanted to do C & C anyway, so it fits perfectly into my schedule. I'm hopefully busy on April 28... something about a retro party on Mt. Elbert. 8)

Re: DATE POLL - Spring Gathering

Postby ameristrat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:35 pm

Helll yeah!! Hopefully conditions shape up well for Snowmass in May too!
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