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Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

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

Are you planning to be at the Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:33 pm

Yes, I'm definitely planning on being there!
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76%
No, can't make it this time. : (
12
24%
Yes, but I told my wife I'd be skiing, so please don't tell her I'm on a 14er again.
0
No votes
Yes, but my husband thinks I think he'll be skiing. Imagine his surprise. : )
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 49

Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby gonzalj » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:12 pm

It was great meeting everyone today and I had a lot of fun even though the wind turned my dog & I around early. Looking forward to the next one & Happy Halloween everyone.

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby RJansen77 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Agreed, it was fun to meet everyone up there today despite the windy conditions. I'll echo Terry in saying thanks to Noelle for making the cookies for post climb, and a big thank you to Jim for organizing the climb!

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby rijaca » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:28 pm

Great day in the mountains! Very nice to meet so many like minded folks....

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With some super views....

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby bhess86 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:32 pm

What a great day meeting everyone! I was on the summit for a little over an hour, and the wind kept getting calmer until it was a balmy 20 mph breeze (i'm guessing).
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby scramble » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:37 pm

yay that was a lot of fun!! we arrived a bit late so i got to see a lot of you on your way down. snow is awesome, let's do some more! thanks jim for organizing, thanks freddy krueger for the kit kat bars, thanks everyone for the smiles and hellos.

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby SurfNTurf » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:44 pm

Nice to see some old friends again and make a few new ones. Might as well get used to the wind and cold now. Winter is coming. \:D/
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby scramble » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:56 pm

and a HUGE thanks to the woman and her awesomely-costumed friend who stopped and gave me handwarmers. (even took off her own gloves to open up the package and activate it.) that was incredibly nice and completely saved my day.

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby BKullman » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:08 pm

Top three things to do after the third annual 14ers winter welcomer:

1.) Take off boots
2.) Crack open an ice cold beer
3.) Enjoy a Mt. Quandary gingerbread cookie with great company

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby LuLuLuv » Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:59 am

Scramble that was my friend Deb, she was happy to pay it forward. She's not on here, so I'll make sure to tell her you said Thanks! Hope they helped :D
Although we didn't make it to the summit, it was nice to meet everyone. And yes, nature was calling Stonebaez, I really am sorry I thought you were mountainhiker and he is used to seeing that event, haha. You were moving too darn fast.....
Oh, and Terry the irish coffee rocked! I am gonna do that for my next hike. Tho I might have to find a smaller thermos.
I'm sorry I missed out on Noel's cookies, but she said she'd make me a Bronco one in the future (right Noel :wink: ) Maybe one with some "Tebowing" going on?

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby mtnklutz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:14 am

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I am in the front, light blue jacket. It was great to meet everyone yesterday! I did more chatting at the trailhead since the summit was so windy and cold.
I reposted the pic on facebook 14ers if you want to tag yourself there, too.
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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby mtgirl » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:15 am

LuLuLuv wrote: Oh, and Terry the irish coffee rocked! I am gonna do that for my next hike. Tho I might have to find a smaller thermos.


Take a look at this compact, lightweight thermos. I carry it on cold weather days with some warm tea or apple cider. Drinks stay hot, which was a nice treat yesterday on Quandary. You can get them a bit bigger too - but this is the perfect size for me......and still have enough to share.

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Re: Third Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer! (Update & RVSP)

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:48 pm

It was great seeing everyone!!
Here are a few more scenes from our latest 14ers episode...







Ms. Veronicas reminds us to never forget the freedoms we enjoy in America.

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Ever the philanthropist, Mr. Mathews is on hand offering free breathalizer tests.

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Is Carl really going to ski that thing with those things?

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Four left to number ten? Woo-hoo!!!

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One should never forget that hallucinations at altitude are not an uncommon occurrance.

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And thank goodness for Noel's lovely pair of cookies.

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Sister Dorothy climbed the ridge, heard our confessions, and absolved our sins. (She is sworn to secrecy, isn't she?)

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Improvements such as these gas-log campfires are a welcome addition.

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A very nice shot of the Cookie Queen on the summit. I understand she and Ms. Veronicas are very hardy alpinists, nearly immune to cold and high winds.

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Thanks everyone! Let's get together again soon!!



-Jim

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