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    Herder of Cats OutandBack's Avatar
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    Hiking, Hanging, and Snowshoeing in June.

    My HF buddy, Food, and myself decided to go do a little hiking, snowshoeing and hanging this weekend. It was a great trip.

    We hiked up to ~11,200 ft before the snow got too deep and we were post holing even with snowshoes on.

    We then backtracked about a mile and a half to a spot we passed with a nice view and made camp.

    Day time temps were low to mid 60’s and the evening temp was 41F.
    We had clear skies however there was a bit of a haze from the forest fires burning in AZ.

    Here are a few picture from the trip I hope you enjoy them.





























    Last edited by OutandBack; 06-12-2011 at 18:27.

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    Awesome photos! It's so weird to see snowshoeing in June.

    Did that bird just fly on your hand? I had a finch do that to me once when I was laying down in the woods. Really cool.

    Always like seeing your photos dude. Glad you got some time out on the trail and thanks for sharing.

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    So cool....Hickery and I had Grey Jays landing in our hands years back on the Border Route trail.
    Terrific!!!
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    Beautiful scenery. Looks like a nice trip. Thanks for taking us along.

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    Beauty Trip . . . thank you for the invite and photos.

    I'll stab a guess you had a great time . . .
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    Great Trip report and Pictures Thanks for Sharing.

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    grey jay

    The grey jay on my hand was bribed with sunflower seeds.

    Great time. This was a scout trip for the Colorado summer hang.
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    Thanks all for taking the time to comment on our trip report.
    This was my first trip of the year with any serious climbing at altitude.
    It did kick my butt and I am still sore today however the memories are well worth a little soreness.

    I have uploaded additional picts of this trip on my facebook if anyone is interested.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...9&l=d4ed45defd

    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Awesome photos! It's so weird to see snowshoeing in June.

    Did that bird just fly on your hand? I had a finch do that to me once when I was laying down in the woods. Really cool.
    Always like seeing your photos dude. Glad you got some time out on the trail and thanks for sharing.

    Fronkey
    Hi Fronkey, In Colorado you can snowshoe year around if you like. 45 miles West of Denver there's
    ST Mary's Glacier. Tons of fun if you never want winter camping to end...like me :-)

    A pair of Gray Jays (camp robbers as they are fondly called) just dropped in on us while taking a snack break.
    They were very friendly or maybe hungry it was a long winter with 50% more snow than average.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    So cool....Hickery and I had Grey Jays landing in our hands years back on the Border Route trail.
    Terrific!!!
    Shug
    Hi Shug, Having the Gray Jays land in our open hand was a first for me. It was so neat.
    The little unexpected things like this while on trail just makes for awesome memories.

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    Beautiful scenery. Looks like a nice trip. Thanks for taking us along.
    Hi JayS, Your welcome. It's always fun to share and talk about a good hike.

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    Beauty Trip . . . thank you for the invite and photos.

    I'll stab a guess you had a great time . . .
    Hi Bradley, Thanks. Would love to hike with you sometime my friend.
    I'll bet you have some great campfire stories.
    I hope you know that invite is always open down here.

    Quote Originally Posted by sswens View Post
    Great Trip report and Pictures Thanks for Sharing.
    Hi sswens, Thanks for the comment and of course you are welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by food View Post
    The grey jay on my hand was bribed with sunflower seeds.

    Great time. This was a scout trip for the Colorado summer hang.
    Food- The Gray Jay Whisperer. :-) I can't thank you enough for inviting me
    to hike with you this past weekend. I had a great time and can't wait for a
    little more of that snow to melt. 400ft of elevation and 1 mile to treeline we got so close.
    Last edited by OutandBack; 06-13-2011 at 09:51.

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    Those pics were awesome and seeing the wildlife interacting was great as well

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    Awesome report and amazing pictures, you two obviously had a great time.
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