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Postby lordhelmut » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:12 pm

Very slow day at work, figured its a good time to start a general thread on all things sweet in Colorado (CO only). What is your favorite of the following :

1 - Mountain Town

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?

3 - Gear Shop

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?

5 - 14er

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)

7 - 12er

8 - peak below 12k

9 - Range

10 - Basin

11 - Wilderness Area

12 - overall outdoor company

13 - vehicle for the mountains

14 - place to backpack

15 - Campground

16 - free car camping spot

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?

18 - Alpine route

19 - Lake

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?

22 - Scenic Byway

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?

Feel free to add anything else.

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby SilverLynx » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:37 pm

1 - Mountain Town:
Estes Park
2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
In the mountains: Tommyknocker Brewery
On the Front Range: Bonefish Grill
, and Zo (a local Thai restaurant)
3 - Gear Shop:
R.E.I. at The Orchard in Westminster
4 - Ski Resort:
I don't know anything about skiing, never tried it
5 - 14er:
Longs Peak, duh!
6 - 13er:
Mount Meeker
7 - 12er:
Hallett Peak
8 - Peak below 12k:
Horsetooth Mountain
9 - Range:
Sangre de Cristo
10 - Basin:
South Colony Lakes Basin
11 - Wilderness Area:
Indian Peaks Wilderness and Comanche Peak Wilderness
12 - Overall outdoor company:
R.E.I.
13 - Vehicle for the mountains:
My Nissan Pathfinder is great for the hills, but I am also impressed with Jeep Wranglers (other peoples')
14 - Place to backpack:
Rocky Mountain National Park or the surrounding areas
15 - Campground:
Don't have a favorite
16 - Free car camping spot:
N/A
17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?:
N/A
18 - Alpine route:
N/A
19 - Lake:
Emerald Lake
20 - Book on climbing: (can be a guidebook as well):
Gerry Roach's 14er Guidebook
21 - Concert Venue:
The Fillmore
22 - Scenic Byway:
Peak to Peak Highway and Trail Ridge Road
23 - Highway/Road Pass:
Cameron Pass
24 - Canyon
Big Thompson Canyon and Poudre Canyon
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Dave B » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:03 pm

lordhelmut wrote:Very slow day at work, figured its a good time to start a general thread on all things sweet in Colorado (CO only). What is your favorite of the following :


I'm busy at work, but what the hell I need a break

1 - Mountain Town
Ain't no better than Ouray

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
I never seem to eat in the mountains, Front Range is Nordy's BBQ in Fort Collins. We had them cater out wedding

I'm editting this to put the Southern Sun as my favortie place to eat "in the mountains" because I only eat there after climbing at Eldo or in the Flatirons


3 - Gear Shop
Bent Gate

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
The only ski resort I like is in Oregon. Backountry would have to be the 60 some-odd miles between Ouray and Durango

5 - 14er
Longs=Needle>Sneffels

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Tie between Pagoda and Ypsilon

7 - 12er
Notchtop

8 - peak below 12k
South Diamond

9 - Range
Gores are the obvious answer but the never summers make my lil' heart go pitter patter

10 - Basin
The wild one

11 - Wilderness Area
Indian Peaks

12 - overall outdoor company
Outdoor Research but Gaper-teryx (your term) is gaining ground with their amazing gloves

13 - vehicle for the mountains
My wifes 4-Runner Trail Version

14 - place to backpack
I'm thinking the Weimenuche, but I've never been there so, anywhere near the Crestones

15 - Campground
Anything that is free and away from generators

16 - free car camping spot
See above

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
Sport = The Palace
Trad = Lumpy Ridge


18 - Alpine route
Unfair question, every alpine route is the best alpine route.

19 - Lake
Emaline

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Anything by Beckey

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Haven't seem much live music since moving to CO, this seems to centered around a new found trouble with staying awake past 10 pm.

22 - Scenic Byway
Any canyon drive not on I-70

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Molas Pass



Having completed this, many of these questions regarding favorite_____________ were damn near impossible to answer.
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Carl » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:20 pm

1 - Mountain Town
Aspen

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Mountains: Fritz in Salida

3 - Gear Shop
Tie, Bent Gate or Wilderness Exchange

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
MaryJane

5 - 14er
Longs

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Thanks for the exemption. I've heard these exist in CO but none come to mind. Honorable out-of-state mentions: Teton, Gannett

7 - 12er
I didn't know we name mountains under 13k.

8 - peak below 12k
Under 12k? Is that even a peak?

To be continued....

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Lemmiwinks » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:41 pm

Ok, I'll bite:

1 - Mountain Town
Estes Park

2 - Place to eat in Mountains?
Moonlight Pizza - Salida

3 - Gear Shop
Salida Mountain Sports

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Crested Butte

5 - 14er
Wetterhorn or Longs

6 - 13er
Three Apostles - Haven't done them yet, but they're still my favorite

7 - 12er
Spearhead

8 - peak below 12k
Estes Cone

9 - Range
San Juans

10 - Basin
Glacier Gorge

11 - Wilderness Area
Indian Peaks Wilderness

12 - overall outdoor company
REI

13 - vehicle for the mountains
Jeep Rubicon

14 - place to backpack
Don't have a favorite yet

15 - Campground
Don't have a favorite yet

16 - free car camping spot
Echo Lake

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
N/A

18 - Alpine route
Arapaho Traverse

19 - Lake
Sky Pond or Shelf Lake - both in RMNP

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Freedom of the Hills

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Red Rocks I guess

22 - Scenic Byway
Trail Ridge Road on a weekday

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Tincup Pass
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:04 pm

1 - Mountain Town
Ouray, and it's not really close.

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Tommyknocker / Sherpa House.

3 - Gear Shop
Ouray Mountain Sports / WildyX.

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
I've only ever been to Ski Cooper...soooo...

5 - 14er
Mt. Sneffels.

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
Mt. Hope.

7 - 12er
Engineer Mountain.

8 - peak below 12k
Mt. Morrison.

9 - Range
San Juans.

10 - Basin
Uncompahgre Basin.

11 - Wilderness Area
Weminuche.

12 - overall outdoor company
Black Diamond.

13 - vehicle for the mountains
I like Bill's Jeep.

14 - place to backpack
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

15 - Campground
Amphitheater Campground (Ouray).

16 - free car camping spot
CR-390 aka Winfield Road.

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
North Table Mountain.

18 - Alpine route
Bancroft East Ridge.

19 - Lake
Highland Mary Lakes.

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Moments of Doubt / Dave Cooper's Colorado Snow Climbs.

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Telluride Town Park / Blues and Brews.

22 - Scenic Byway
Silver Thread.

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
U.S. 550 (Molas Pass) / Rock of Ages.
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby kimo » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:06 pm

Didn't think about it, just listed the first thing that came to mind. Nice quick break from work.

1 - Mountain Town
Durango

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Ed's Cantina, and down lower, Oskar Blues

3 - Gear Shop
Neptune

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area?
Don't ski

5 - 14er
Crestone Needle

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one)
West Partner Peak

7 - 12er
Snowdrift Peak

8 - peak below 12k
Gem Peak

9 - Range
Gore

10 - Basin
Lone Eagle Cirque

11 - Wilderness Area
Indian Peaks

12 - overall outdoor company
Black Diamond never done me wrong

13 - vehicle for the mountains
Rubicon

14 - place to backpack
Lone Eagle Cirque

15 - Campground
Moraine Park in spring/fall/winter

16 - free car camping spot
No telling

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing?
Don't technical climb

18 - Alpine route
Tour d'Abyss

19 - Lake
Mirror Lake, Lone Eagle Cirque

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Steve House's Beyond the Mountain

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show?
Bluebird Theater. Favorite Show...Dandy Warhols at Belly Up in Aspen.

22 - Scenic Byway
Hwy 550 from Durango to Ouray

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?
Black Bear Pass Road, Mountain Pass is Arapaho Pass.

Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:16 pm

1 - Town : Ouray

2 - Food : Lost Cajun in Frisco or Ed's Cantina in Estes. Rudie's BBQ in Springs

3 - Gear Shop : Bentgate or Neptune's

4 - Ski Resort/Sidecountry/Backcountry : Mary Jane, Red Mountain Pass and Yankee Boy Basin

5 - 14er : Pyramid

6 - 13er : Peak "L"

7 - 12er : Marten Peak (IPW)

8 - Below 12er : Lone Eagle or Greyrock

9 - Range : Gores

10 - Basin : Vestal Basin

11 - Wilderness : Weminuche

12 - Outdoor Company : Patagonia

13 - Mountain Car : Subaru Impreza WRX

14 - Place to backpack : Weminuche or Middle Cimarron

15 - Campground : Moraine Park, anything along road in to Monarch Lake (IPW)

16 - Free Camping : Anything along road in to Piney Lake (Gores) or West Cimmaron

17 - Crag : Canal Zone in CCC

18 - Alpine Route : Wham Ridge

19 - Lake : Balsam in Tenmile Basin (Weminuche)

20 - Book : 50 Classic Ski Descents - Davenport

21 - Music Venue : Mishawacka

22 - Scenic Byway : 550 when you can see the Sneffels Range

23 - Road Pass/Mountain Pass : Red Mountain Pass or Indy Pass. Ruby Pass.

24 - Pack Ale : Gordon
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:27 pm

7 - 12er
Engineer Mountain.


Are you talking the one you can see from 550 in the San Juans? Good call......

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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Papillon » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:29 pm

1 - Mountain Town
DGO

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range?
Woody Creek Tavern and Kirby Cosmos. The Vine in Denver.

5 - 14er
Wetterhorn

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy, you should've brought up Helmut's record # of Evans ascents)
Clark Peak (Elks)

7 - 12er
Snowdrift

8 - peak below 12k
Life begins above treeline

9 - Range
San Juans

10 - Basin
Sunlight

11 - Wilderness Area
Weminuche, HCW is solid, Gore is currently overrun. Rip me.

12 - overall outdoor company
BD, Western Mountaineering

13 - vehicle for the mountains
Honda Pilot, Honda Civic

14 - place to backpack
Sunlight Basin

15 - Campground
I've probably camped in Moraine Park more than any other campground in CO.

16 - free car camping spot
No sir...

18 - Alpine route
Wham Ridge

19 - Lake
Island Lake

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well)
Savage Arena by Tasker

24 - Parking Lot Ale
Modus

25 - Backcountry Ale
Gordon

26 - Trail Snack
SnV Pringles

27 - Post-climb snack
Jalapeno Kettle Chips
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby Tory Wells » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:35 pm

1 - Mountain Town: Ouray

2 - Place to eat in Mountains? Place to eat in Front Range? Silver Dollar Saloon, Leadville. Five Guys/Mad Greens/Jason's Deli

3 - Gear Shop: REI.

4 - Ski Resort? Sidecountry area? Backcountry area? Breck.

5 - 14er: Longs

6 - 13er (Carl Dowdy is exempt from having to answer this one): Meeker

7 - 12er: Bison

8 - peak below 12k: Green Mt, Boulder

9 - Range: Elks

10 - Basin: Fravert

11 - Wilderness Area: Indian Peaks

12 - overall outdoor company: New Balance or La Sportiva

13 - vehicle for the mountains: Outback

14 - place to backpack: Weminuche

15 - Campground: free camping, no like to pay for it.

16 - free car camping spot: Missouri Gulch area

17 - outdoor crag for sport climbing? Trad climbing? Flatirons

18 - Alpine route: haven't done it yet, but looking forward to Kiener's this year.

19 - Lake: Crater Lake, Indian Peaks

20 - Book on climbing (can be a guidebook as well): Roach's 13ers and 14ers

21 - Concert Venue? Favorite Show? Red Rocks

22 - Scenic Byway: Ouray to Silverton

23 - Highway/Road Pass? Mountain Pass?: Independence. Keyhole.
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Re: Lists of Favorites

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:43 pm

lordhelmut wrote:
7 - 12er
Engineer Mountain.


Are you talking the one you can see from 550 in the San Juans? Good call......


Yup, that's the one.
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