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Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby cmdsuperstar » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:34 am

I'm trying to finish these last 3 climbing through the San Juan range, but then the snow. People I've talked to in Telluride guess there is 12 inches towards these summits. Anyone been up these in the last week? Thoughts? (My thoughts are maybe I'll head to Moab and climb rocks until it melts or snows some more.)

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby [climber] » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:49 am

A group of five of us climbed Wilson Peak on Saturday and it was bone dry the whole way. That being said though I'm pretty sure that that area was due for a fair amount of precipitation the following day. As to whether or not that was rain or snow, I have no idea. The fall colors in the area are incredible nonetheless and worth a trip even if you don't get a peak in.

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby WSN » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:29 am

Some one posted a photo of Wilson peak taken yesterday.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/456109_10151438506714848_472118299_o.jpg

Also, in this webcam El Diente should be in the middle if it is visible.
http://www.duntonhotsprings.com/webcam.html

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby kushrocks » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:38 am

WSN wrote:Some one posted a photo of Wilson peak taken yesterday.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/456109_10151438506714848_472118299_o.jpg

Also, in this webcam El Diente should be in the middle if it is visible.
http://www.duntonhotsprings.com/webcam.html


Wow that first photo is absolutely stunning.
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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby realhillboarding » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:08 pm

We just got back on the road after bailing on these. We made it to 13300 on mt Wilson before turning back due to knee deep snow and rime covered rock. Since then it has snowed more, so unless we get some serious sun, the dry season may be over in these peaks.

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby jmc5040 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:57 pm

WSN wrote:Some one posted a photo of Wilson peak taken yesterday.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/456109_10151438506714848_472118299_o.jpg

Also, in this webcam El Diente should be in the middle if it is visible.
http://www.duntonhotsprings.com/webcam.html

I can't stop looking at the first photo! Yes, thanks for sharing this. :)
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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby cmdsuperstar » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:22 am

realhillboarding wrote:We just got back on the road after bailing on these. We made it to 13300 on mt Wilson before turning back due to knee deep snow and rime covered rock. Since then it has snowed more, so unless we get some serious sun, the dry season may be over in these peaks.


Thanks everyone for the tips! I drove to Moab yesterday afternoon, I guess I knew that Wilson would be the issue. Thanks for the confirmation! Plus the last 3 days waiting Telluride was covered in dark clouds, so I guess the snow was a secondary issue. (I think I've reached my electrical current quota for the year.)

Alas, the weather is changing there, so I'm hoping for some serious sun for the rest of the week.

Thanks again!

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby randalmartin » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:09 am

That picture of Wilson Peak is seriously about the best mountain/fall color photo I have EVER seen. If I had a full resolution of that image and could make wallpaper out of it I would. You absolutely should submit that into any Fall color photo contests. You would have little difficulty winning.

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby denvermikey » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:16 am

randalmartin wrote:That picture of Wilson Peak is seriously about the best mountain/fall color photo I have EVER seen. If I had a full resolution of that image and could make wallpaper out of it I would. You absolutely should submit that into any Fall color photo contests. You would have little difficulty winning.



Agreed. I have already set it as my desktop background - hope you don't mind :-D .
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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby unclegar » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:28 am

randalmartin wrote:That picture of Wilson Peak is seriously about the best mountain/fall color photo I have EVER seen. If I had a full resolution of that image and could make wallpaper out of it I would. You absolutely should submit that into any Fall color photo contests. You would have little difficulty winning.


Would make a great Rand McNally Road Atlas Cover since the road is in the picture.
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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby kushrocks » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:44 am

Monday morning bump in case anyone was out there last weekend and can give a conditions update. Hoping to head that way this weekend.

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Re: Wilson/Wilson/Wilson Peak/el Diente Conditions

Postby TheSteege » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:13 am

WSN wrote:Some one posted a photo of Wilson peak taken yesterday.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/456109_10151438506714848_472118299_o.jpg

Also, in this webcam El Diente should be in the middle if it is visible.
http://www.duntonhotsprings.com/webcam.html


I love the first picture! Any idea how to contact ther person that took it?

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