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Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

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

Date for the Fifth WW?

Poll ended at Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:28 pm

1. November 2.
44
59%
2. November 3.
10
13%
3. October 26.
19
25%
4. October 27.
2
3%
 
Total votes : 75
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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:35 pm

SikYou wrote:Any plans to delay this trip on the account of no (very little) snow and none forecasted for the week?

I think we'll get some snow on the western slope Tuesday and Tuesday night; might get some over Quandary as well.

No plans to cancel if no snow. Assume everyone has pretty much made plans.

Last year was cold and windy. This Saturday actually looks pretty nice. I'll take it! :-D

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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby Scott P » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:57 pm

I'm bringing the family. Is anyone starting earlier than 8 am? Might be a good idea to stagger the group.
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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby EatinHardtack » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:08 pm

I may show up. I need a day off from work.

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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby mekegren » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:32 am

I'll be there, with a buddy. Looking forward to it!

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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby colokeith » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:34 am

Anyone interested in carpooling from Wooly Mammoth Dinosaur Lot (directly across from the gas station).
I say we meet 5:45AM. I am in a Silver 4runner with a 14ers.com bumper sticker.
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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby MountainHiker » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:52 am

We're going to miss this one. We have a wedding to go to. Catch you all next time.
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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:56 am

MountainHiker wrote:We're going to miss this one. We have a wedding to go to. Catch you all next time.

Bummer! We'll miss you this go round. Maybe see you later in the season!

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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:02 am

Addressing a few emails asking about a harder follow-on peak in November or December. I'll do a separate thread after the WW this Saturday.

On a preliminary basis, some thoughts - please feel free to comment. Mike R. wants to do Capitol some time in November or early December. May be down possibly for Pyramid or North Maroon. Also wouldn't mind checking out Ellingwood Arete in Nov/Dec or the west approach for the Crestones. Another fun one might be San Luis from the standard route - taking the road via bike or skis.

I'd also like any of these after Dec 21, so please post or pm if interested in a pre-winter preview or a winter ascent, or both.

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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:35 am

Thinking about it...
"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: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby jeremy27 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:00 pm

colokeith wrote:Anyone interested in carpooling from Wooly Mammoth Dinosaur Lot (directly across from the gas station).
I say we meet 5:45AM. I am in a Silver 4runner with a 14ers.com bumper sticker.


Let me sweeten the pot. I'll be in Keith's 4Runner and we can discuss politics, guns, dogs and ice-climbing if you like. Shotgun!

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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby Scott P » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:26 pm

On a preliminary basis, some thoughts - please feel free to comment. Mike R. wants to do Capitol some time in November or early December. May be down possibly for Pyramid or North Maroon. Also wouldn't mind checking out Ellingwood Arete in Nov/Dec or the west approach for the Crestones. Another fun one might be San Luis from the standard route - taking the road via bike or skis.

I'd also like any of these after Dec 21, so please post or pm if interested in a pre-winter preview or a winter ascent, or both.


Interested, but I already have the following dates booked up with other trips:

Nov 22-24
Nov 27-30
Dec 7-17
Dec 24-25
Dec 27-29

If it's outside those dates, I'd be interested, especially in the Crestones.
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Re: Fifth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer

Postby stoffey18 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:51 pm

I've recently moved to Colorado from Denmark and have conquered Pikes Peak, Gray's and Torrey's, and Elbert. I was looking to do a peak this weekend and ran across this thread, so you better bet I'll be there! I'm looking forward to meeting some others that share my same interest! (I'm surprised how little people in Colorado enjoy climbing their mountains...)

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