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First 14er, Crag Trail questions

FAQ and threads for those just starting to hike the Colorado 14ers.
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Re: First 14er, Crag Trail questions

Postby CO Native » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:27 pm

Yeah looks like if you just bring a stove water won't be an issue.
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Re: First 14er, Crag Trail questions

Postby peter303 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:11 am

Igrok wrote:With the weather rolling through, it looks like I'll be slushing through some snow come Saturday.

It can be ice too. the snow melts in the sun, then freezes at night or in the shadows.
I've seen a fair amount of ice in the final talus section in the autumn. Thats a north side approach in shadow.

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Re: First 14er, Crag Trail questions

Postby Igrok » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Another newb question: With all the rain/snow this week in the area, should I go ahead and invest in a pair of kahtoolas? Or will it be overkill to on this trail?

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Re: First 14er, Crag Trail questions

Postby highpilgrim » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:04 pm

fepic1 wrote:This is the only 14er that you where you can take advantage
Of the restaurant at the top.


Don't eat any chili dogs on the summit if you intend to hike down. I learned that the hard way.
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Re: First 14er, Crag Trail questions

Postby Justin9 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:27 pm

Igrok wrote:Another newb question: With all the rain/snow this week in the area, should I go ahead and invest in a pair of kahtoolas? Or will it be overkill to on this trail?


If you plan on doing any winter hiking at all, microspikes are a terrific investment! Looks like they will be useful on PP this weekend with the recent snow.

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Re: First 14er, Crag Trail questions

Postby Igrok » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:37 pm

Justin9 wrote:
Igrok wrote:Another newb question: With all the rain/snow this week in the area, should I go ahead and invest in a pair of kahtoolas? Or will it be overkill to on this trail?


If you plan on doing any winter hiking at all, microspikes are a terrific investment! Looks like they will be useful on PP this weekend with the recent snow.


thanks for the advice - going to pick a set up at REI tomorrow before I head out. :-D

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