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Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby atalarico » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:04 am

OK, so a friend of mine just posted this picture on facebook and said it's from Glacier Basin in RMNP. I can't find much info about this area though, any ideas? I really want to climb/snowboard down some of these lines...real badly.
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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby TheOtherIndian » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:26 am

Not 100% sure, but based on the photo and the spires to the right, I would like to say this is close to the Loch area, accessible from Glacier Gorge TH.

Some trails around here can be found here - http://www.protrails.com/areas/view/8/0/rocky_mountain_national_park
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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby Tory Wells » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:32 am

That photo is Hallett Peak from Dream Lake. You access it from the Bear Lake TH. And I am 100% sure. :wink:
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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby atalarico » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:33 am

Thanks! That was just what I needed!

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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby unclegar » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:26 am

Tory Wells wrote:That photo is Hallett Peak from Dream Lake. You access it from the Bear Lake TH. And I am 100% sure. :wink:


Concur. I've been there in winter and that is exactly where it is.
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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby mountain_man » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:34 am

I've been there 3 times in the winter, but none in the summer. It is an incredible snowshoe due to the scenery, but probably the most popular in the park. That's an incredible photograph too!
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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby MikeyC » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:38 am

The mountain on the left is Hallett. The one on the right is Flattop. I wouldn't ski those lines right now though.

Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby gonzalj » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:42 am

Definitely love that photo and have several ones just like that in my files. Defintiely dream lake.

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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby Theodore » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:11 am

Check out this website, Tom skied some of those lines last year.

http://www.52weeksindenver.com/

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Re: Glacier Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park!?

Postby mountaingoat-G » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:55 am

I snowshoed up there last winter. We walked across the lake, cool ice formations you could see around the boulders. The ice surface was not flat, but sculpted a lot like rock in a canyon on a miniture scale.

Seems like it could be hard to snowboard out of the since it is not consistanly steep. I could be wrong. Saw some skiers coming out. Poles were a good thing to have.

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