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Talusmonkey June Birthday / Memorial Hike

Postby jamienellis » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:43 am

Hey everyone! I thought I’d refresh this topic since the date is getting close.
This is for the JUNE hike only. We're still working out the details for the August 15th hike.

Where: Humboldt Peak
When: Sunday June 17. 6am start from S Colony Lakes

The summit hike is on Sunday. Some people are choosing to hike in to S Colony Lakes on Saturday and camping there Saturday night.

Others are just hiking in early on Saturday.

Additionally, some people are meeting up at Pizza Mania in Westcliffe at 2pm on Saturday for a meet and greet / pizza & beers / carpool to the TH.

I’m trying to get an idea of how many people are still interested and if this plan works for everyone?

The list of people that I currently have on the climbing calendar is as follows. (I will update this and the climbing calendar list by adding an asterix next to the people who confirm.)

USAKeller*
sdkeil*
jamienellis*
skasgaard*
kurtyB*
swturner*
christina and Jim*
ChrisP*
stevevets689*
del_sur*
Two Headed Boy (aka jimn72)*
ascent+descent=fun*
highmountaindrifter*
Rockymtnhigh69*
Joe32*
KirkT*
RickJames*
Jeff_F*
goatgirl*
denalibound*
Inky6900*
Scott Patterson & Kessler*
guitmo223*
Merlin6803*
rj2000 + 2*
roozers42*
TK*
shad & Dan*
CODave & Kate*
tragal + lurker work friend*
astrobassman +2*

Re: the placement of a memorial plaque on Humboldt:
Humboldt is in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area, so the Forest Service says it is illegal. Also, David’s close friends are in agreement that David would not want a plaque placed in a wilderness area. I am sure we will remember David in other non-permanent ways.

Maybe we can have a little ceremony / Birthday celebration with some prayer flags, Colt 45, Hot Damn and, of course, whipped cream instead! :wink:
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Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:46 am

I am still planning on joining you all... :)
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Postby denalibound » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:01 am

I'm in!

If anybody would be interested in climbing something in the area on Saturday I would be interested in that as well.

Let me know.

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Postby swturner » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:56 am

I'm still planning on it and looking forward to it!

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Postby RickJames » Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:19 am

Still coming as well. I'll be one to pack into the lakes and camp on Saturday. Thanks again for organizing all of this Jamie! :)
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Postby Inky6900 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:58 pm

I would also like to attend. I probably won't know for sure until the week before. Right now my plan is to go.
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Postby christina » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:03 pm

My husband Jim and I are planning on going too, but we have to confirm a couple of days before. I have a sick cat at home currently that needs medication twice a day which may prevent us from going....

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Postby USAKeller » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:08 pm

Jamie!
Put me down for a yes for right now. I'm not exactly sure how the emotions will be going back to Humboldt that soon, but I am more than happy to try!
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Postby Cruiser » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:19 pm

I'm in! I'll most probably drive in Saturday afternoon. I've been looking forward to driving the S. Colony Lakes Road for a couple of years now. I'm going to try to talk jmiller into going as well, but either way I'll have room in the truck for one or two more people if anyone is interested in carpooling from the Littleton area.
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Postby jamienellis » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:34 pm

Thanks for the responses everyone. I think I have both lists updated to this point.

I'll be out climbing until Monday morning; but will update again then.

Have a good weekend! :D

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Postby Chris P. » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:31 pm

You can confirm me to be there. My tentative plan is to hike in to the lakes Friday night and set up camp there, then climb the Crestone Needle Saturday morning, hang around in camp the rest of Saturday, then do the climb of Humboldt on Sunday.

Denalibound,
If you (or anyone else) want to join me on the needle I'd be happy to have company. I'm waiting to get a better idea of what snow conditions will be like at that time before I confirm plans for climbing the needle though.

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Postby Spam » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:36 pm

I will be there is spirit only! You all be safe and strike a pose for me!
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