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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby djkest » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:00 am

TCUTED wrote:Not to be a downer or poo poo anything, but I'm always a bit skeptical of those low level layers predicted a week out, especially from the GFS.


Well, it certainly happened in the Sangre De Cristos on Saturday! It was fantastic.
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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby TCUTED » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:16 am

djkest wrote:
TCUTED wrote:Not to be a downer or poo poo anything, but I'm always a bit skeptical of those low level layers predicted a week out, especially from the GFS.


Well, it certainly happened in the Sangre De Cristos on Saturday! It was fantastic.


It looks like there was some along the front range too! This is one of those cases where I am actually happy to be wrong! Get any pictures?

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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby bonehead » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 am

djkest wrote:Well, it certainly happened in the Sangre De Cristos on Saturday! It was fantastic.

East or West side for that above the clouds thing?
We were on Comanche Peak Friday, and enjoyed beautiful stable weather.
A cold front was predicted to move in about midnight. I didn't notice.
The eastern side of the range did not benefit from the weather change.
(No rain or moisture that is)
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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby Taillon75 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:18 am

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Summit of Lobuche with Ama Dablam over my head.
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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby djkest » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:42 am

TCUTED wrote:
djkest wrote:
TCUTED wrote:Not to be a downer or poo poo anything, but I'm always a bit skeptical of those low level layers predicted a week out, especially from the GFS.


Well, it certainly happened in the Sangre De Cristos on Saturday! It was fantastic.


It looks like there was some along the front range too! This is one of those cases where I am actually happy to be wrong! Get any pictures?


Sure I do. It was short-lived and to the south. These were taken from Crestone Peak around 7:45 AM. Unfortunately I was too distracted to take a lot of pics..

Unknown person on Crestone Needle's summit with the background all low-level clouds
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Spanish peaks rise through the clouds
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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby bonehead » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:45 am

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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby bonehead » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:48 am

djkest
Thanks for the Excellent pictures.

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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby djkest » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:54 am

Couple more. This is East Crestone I believe from Crestone Peak.
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Huge Panorama: NE Crestone, Colony Baldy, E Crestone, Crestone Needle, Broken Hand Peak, Blanca Group, and more.
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Too bad I didn't have a good camera on me at the time.
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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby emt0229 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:46 am

Thanks for all of the pics...they really are beautiful. Like Anatoli said, "Mountains are cathedrals: grand and pure, the houses of my religion. I go to them as humans go to worship. From their lofty summits, I view my past, dream of the future, and with unusual acuity I am allowed to experience the present moment. My strength renewed, my vision cleared, in the mountains I celebrate creation. On each journey, I am reborn.

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Re: Above the Clouds

Postby JenGa » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:27 am

Last month my friend and I were hiking down from the summit ridge on South Maroon and got caught in a rainstorm. After hurrying down the lower ridge the sun came out and we saw this rainbow below us in the valley.

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