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    Planning Winter Hang - CO - January -> February

    Planning a Winter Hang In Colorado

    So second stab at this as I have had a few PM's about this - I would love to have some like minded hangers join me, and a few others, in a winter hang that could potentially work into an annual deal. I loved my outing in November so much I was hoping to find some fresh snow this time out and would like some company. I ask of only 2 things; 1) camping is dispersed or free camping and 2) we hike into a site that is at least a mile or so off the beaten path as I HATE to see people outside of my camp mates when I hang.

    So not picking a spot yet, but we have some interest in Western Colorado - Not ruling out Northern Colorado yet but looking like the I-70 Corridor perhaps or something near the Grand Valley area unless someone else chimes in. Anyhow let me know if anybody has any interest in doing something like this too.
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    One of my favorite placed to winter hang is seg 6 Colorado Trail. Hwy 285 Kenosha Pass seg 6 TH parking.

    Well actually you leave the trail and head west until you hit a ledge that overlooks South Park and you basicly wild camp in the National Forest. All NF rules apply.
    Here's some picts to give you an idea.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/outand...57631967349671

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/outand...57632548939206

    Back in the 2011-2015 I lead several group hangs into this area as well as other.
    Not really doing much of that anymore but thought I would pass on the picts if that area looked interesting.
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    I would be very Interested in getting together with other Co. hammockers for a winter outing. Crater lakes trail near Moffat tunnel/ Rollinsville is a good place to find fresh snow. Anything along the I-70 corridor within 2hr of Denver works best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilin View Post
    I would be very Interested in getting together with other Co. hammockers for a winter outing. Crater lakes trail near Moffat tunnel/ Rollinsville is a good place to find fresh snow. Anything along the I-70 corridor within 2hr of Denver works best for me.
    Counted in

    Let's see where this heads but PM your info and we can compare notes. Glad to have you

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    So I haven't heard anything about dates when is everybody thinking we might be able to do this?

    I believe in the early part of the thread I had said something about the end of January/Beginning of February was good for me but...

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    Sounds like a fun trip, count me in! I do have an occasional work (on-call) responsibility but I can schedule around that.

    Myself and a friend of mine actually did a single overnight last weekend on the CT leg 6, up at Kenosha pass. Had a great time! We had a good 3-4 feet of snow, and a few inches during our stay. Got down to 5°.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strex View Post
    Sounds like a fun trip, count me in! I do have an occasional work (on-call) responsibility but I can schedule around that.

    Myself and a friend of mine actually did a single overnight last weekend on the CT leg 6, up at Kenosha pass. Had a great time! We had a good 3-4 feet of snow, and a few inches during our stay. Got down to 5°.


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