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Re: Aspens & 14ers

Postby sunny1 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:23 pm

CaptPenner wrote:
Sunny, is Holy Cross the only one you have left? You have been a busy little hiker. Uncompahgre with you and your husband is still my favorite climb. Thanks for the recommendations.


N Maroon and Mt of the Holy Cross are remaining on my 14er list. Rubbed shoulders with N Maroon today. Aspen in the area are excellent.
We had fun hiking with you, Scott. Ready to go again! You gotta get a little closer to the ground, though...:-D
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Re: Aspens & 14ers

Postby --bb-- » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:37 am

+1 for La Plata. +1 for maroon bells wilderness. Was on pyramid on Friday and the colors were fantastic. I'd suggest picking a weekend in mid sept and then choose the peak based on day-by-day info. They can turn and fall pretty quickly.

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Re: Aspens & 14ers

Postby Scott P » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:14 am

Because of the longer approach than most 14ers and because the route passes through many aspen groves, Capitol is excellent in fall.
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Re: Aspens & 14ers

Postby siouxbird » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:19 am

The Elk Mountains were great!

I've included a link to a nice picture I snapped along the road/trail we hiked up to get to Castle Peak.

http://www.14ers.com/images/userpics/2012/u31566p12_120924101459_l.jpg
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