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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby macgyver » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:00 am

Thanks for the pics! It'll help prep for Cas/Con tomorrow morning!
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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby ajkagy » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:28 am

Image


woo hoo!

Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby forbins_mtn » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:51 am

SilverLynx wrote:Looks like Capitol will have to wait for next summer. My IBS has been acting up lately.


that sucks! i assumed with this weather you guys would have been up there. hope you feel better! i'm sure we'll meet on the mountain someday.


everyone else: let's do this! i'm heading up now. i'll be in a black shirt all weekend with a bright blue bandana.

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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:11 am

forbins_mtn wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:Looks like Capitol will have to wait for next summer. My IBS has been acting up lately.


that sucks! i assumed with this weather you guys would have been up there. hope you feel better! i'm sure we'll meet on the mountain someday.


everyone else: let's do this! i'm heading up now. i'll be in a black shirt all weekend with a bright blue bandana.

In all honesty I don't have IBS, I'm just extremely frustrated at how this September has played out - nada. And I'd really like to do Pyramid next weekend but as of yet I do not have a climbing partner and I'm not okay with doing it by myself. This weekend I am busy but I would love to get over to the Elk Range next week or weekend for some fall foliage action... A Saturday Elk climb followed by a Sunday just romping and taking pictures in the Twin Lakes area (Mt. Elbert) would make me happy.
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby forbins_mtn » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:31 am

SilverLynx wrote:
forbins_mtn wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:Looks like Capitol will have to wait for next summer. My IBS has been acting up lately.


that sucks! i assumed with this weather you guys would have been up there. hope you feel better! i'm sure we'll meet on the mountain someday.


everyone else: let's do this! i'm heading up now. i'll be in a black shirt all weekend with a bright blue bandana.

In all honesty I don't have IBS, I'm just extremely frustrated at how this September has played out - nada. And I'd really like to do Pyramid next weekend but as of yet I do not have a climbing partner and I'm not okay with doing it by myself. This weekend I am busy but I would love to get over to the Elk Range next week or weekend for some fall foliage action... A Saturday Elk climb followed by a Sunday just romping and taking pictures in the Twin Lakes area (Mt. Elbert) would make me happy.


i thought that was a little personal for a forum post. ha! but hell - i just figured you were cool like that. Everyone poops! But anyway - I hope you get Pyramid. I'd be up there in a second but I'm booked the next two week. September 2013 didn't even come close to September 2012 - I remember three amazing weather weekends last year.

We can only hope October turns out to be beautiful!

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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby Hungry Jack » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:46 am

SilverLynx wrote:Looks like Capitol will have to wait for next summer. My IBS has been acting up lately.


Roll that puppy! And, assuming you bath regularly, try standing on the affected leg throughout your shower. The balance routine will strengthen the muscles that stabilize the femur and help relieve some of the strain on the knee.
I need more dehydrogenase.

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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby mdwoodland » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:10 pm

Hungry Jack wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:Looks like Capitol will have to wait for next summer. My IBS has been acting up lately.


Roll that puppy! And, assuming you bath regularly, try standing on the affected leg throughout your shower. The balance routine will strengthen the muscles that stabilize the femur and help relieve some of the strain on the knee.


I never knew standing on one leg would cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Good to know, just in case.

I climbed Maroon yesterday. A little snow and ice in places, but nothing you can't avoid. Conditions are changing daily though.
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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby Hungry Jack » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:17 pm

mdwoodland wrote:
Hungry Jack wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:Looks like Capitol will have to wait for next summer. My IBS has been acting up lately.


Roll that puppy! And, assuming you bath regularly, try standing on the affected leg throughout your shower. The balance routine will strengthen the muscles that stabilize the femur and help relieve some of the strain on the knee.


I never knew standing on one leg would cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Good to know, just in case.



LMAO.

Oops. I thought she meant Iliotibial Band Syndrome, the bane of many a weekend warrior.

But, the other IBS, that's no laughing matter. My freaking cat has IBS (diagnosed after a $1,000 procedure--shoot me please), and thankfully he is treated successfully with a regular antacid.

Please carry on without me.
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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby Knockneed Man » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:40 am

I'd guess about 10 inches of snow above 12k feet in the Elks right now. Rained ALL night, most of yesterday and still coming down in Aspen. Snow line on Ajax is down to about 8,500ft.

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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:54 am

I am curious to see what Pyramid and the Bells look like after this snowstorm.
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby ajkagy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:08 am

frosty morning here in CB, snow line around 10k and it looks like the peaks got a decent amount of snow.

here is whetstone peak: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1268605_10152233557339418_200339393_o.jpg

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Re: Snowstorm in the Elk Range

Postby PaliKona » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:14 am

wow, gorgeous!!

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