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Re: Columbia trail

Post by Altitude High » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:31 am

But I'm not sure if CFI's new trail starts at the same place as the west slopes route listed on this site (link above).
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Re: Columbia trail

Post by OldTrad » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:55 am

Have you looked at google earth? You can see it as clear as day. You’re probably going to be fine.
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Re: Columbia trail

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:54 am

Altitude High wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:31 am
But I'm not sure if CFI's new trail starts at the same place as the west slopes route listed on this site (link above).
The new trail segment starts above 11,700' when you get above tree line and into the gully. I just updated the route description with a new track file and new description text but NOT a new static topo map. It should be good for now and I'll get better photos when I get back there in a few weeks...
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Re: Columbia trail

Post by Altitude High » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:37 am

Thanks Bill.
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Re: Columbia trail

Post by markhingston » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:49 am

I'm very pleased to hear about the new route. It took me five attempts to summit. (The routes all involve lots of miles, being up high for a long time, and there were storms.) And we were hiking all over the mountain at times, which of course is bad for several reasons. Many thanks to CFI and all who contributed. =D>
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Re: Columbia trail

Post by Traveler » Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:50 pm

Is a helmet really necessary on this route?
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Re: Columbia trail

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:08 am

Traveler wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:50 pm
Is a helmet really necessary on this route?
No
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