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    DISCUSSION: 2012 Colorado summer hang

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    2012 Colorado Summer Hang Friday and Saturday July 6 & 7; Hike 3 nights 8th to 10th hike out on 11th.

    Pot luck Saturday evening, the 7th.

    Where: Suggestions in no particular order.

    1. Hang at the Cebolla Campground near Lake City in the San Juans. Hike Rough Creek to Colorado Trail and back East Mineral Creek. Lollipop hike.

    2. Hang Camp Hale Campground near Tennessee Pass. Hike Colorado Trail back to Copper Mountain - but only a two night hike. Shuttle hike.

    3. Hang Kelly Dahl Campground near Nederland. Hike the north loop in Indian Peaks out of Brainard Lake. Red Deer Lake, Cascade Creek, Pawnee Lake - bring your fishing gear. Alternate hike an overnighter to Diamond Lake out of the 4th of July Trailhead.

    4. Hang at one of the many campgrounds near Turquoise Lake by Leadville. Hike Colorado Trail to Bear Lake then Porcupine Lake. Only two night hike, but bring your fishing gear. Shuttle hike.

    5. Hang at Turquoise Lake again. Three night hang south on Colorado Trail ending at Twin Lakes with optional climb of Mt Massive (14,421 ft- 2nd highest). Shuttle hike.

    6. Hang at Goose Creek Campground. Hike a three night loop of Hankins Pass and Goose Creek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by food View Post
    What:

    2012 Colorado Summer Hang Friday and Saturday July 6 & 7; Hike 3 nights 8th to 10th hike out on 11th.

    Pot luck Saturday evening, the 7th.

    Where: Suggestions in no particular order.

    1. Hang at the Cebolla Campground near Lake City in the San Juans. Hike Rough Creek to Colorado Trail and back East Mineral Creek. Lollipop hike.

    .
    Surely we can do better than a "Lollipop Hike" in the San Juans.
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    short stick

    It actually can be done as a loop hike, but it requires about a mile of road walking. The stick is less than 2 miles long.

    The 5.6 miles along the Colorado Trail is as good as it gets.
    It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
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    I don't want to wait til next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailryder42 View Post
    I don't want to wait til next year.
    HaHa, Someone is a little addicted to the old Rocky Mtn High.
    Don't worry your in good company. Most of us out here have it.

    September, October is absolutely beautiful in CO with the Aspens changing.
    Mtn daytime temps mid 60's evening 30s/40s

    Don't know if we can get anyone to organize a CO Fall Hike and Hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    HaHa, Someone is a little addicted to the old Rocky Mtn High.


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    Quote Originally Posted by food View Post
    What:

    2012 Colorado Summer Hang Friday and Saturday July 6 & 7; Hike 3 nights 8th to 10th hike out on 11th.

    Pot luck Saturday evening, the 7th.

    Where: Suggestions in no particular order.

    1. Hang at the Cebolla Campground near Lake City in the San Juans. Hike Rough Creek to Colorado Trail and back East Mineral Creek. Lollipop hike.

    2. Hang Camp Hale Campground near Tennessee Pass. Hike Colorado Trail back to Copper Mountain - but only a two night hike. Shuttle hike.

    3. Hang Kelly Dahl Campground near Nederland. Hike the north loop in Indian Peaks out of Brainard Lake. Red Deer Lake, Cascade Creek, Pawnee Lake - bring your fishing gear. Alternate hike an overnighter to Diamond Lake out of the 4th of July Trailhead.

    4. Hang at one of the many campgrounds near Turquoise Lake by Leadville. Hike Colorado Trail to Bear Lake then Porcupine Lake. Only two night hike, but bring your fishing gear. Shuttle hike.

    5. Hang at Turquoise Lake again. Three night hang south on Colorado Trail ending at Twin Lakes with optional climb of Mt Massive (14,421 ft- 2nd highest). Shuttle hike.

    6. Hang at Goose Creek Campground. Hike a three night loop of Hankins Pass and Goose Creek.
    If I was ranking these hikes in the order of my preference it would go something like this.
    321465

    I picked #3 as my first choice because I know the area.
    It is one of my all time favorite places in Colorado. Rough mtn peaks, beautiful pine forest laced with aspen groves, many high mtn lakes and of course the connecting streams.
    Colorado div of wildlife just introduced moose into the area from Utah this year.

    In 1980 when I arrived in Colorado a CO native (coworker) took me to this area for some backpacking. There were no signs along the highway which I asked about and he told me the locals pull the signs down so no one that doesn't already know how to get there can find it. That's how special this area was to them.

    We have 11 to 13 months to dream, think about, research places that would be worthy for folks to making the long drive. I'm sure where ever it is it will be epic.

    One thing we will have to keep in mind if we choose a wilderness area, is there's a limit to the number of hikers. I believe its 15.
    Last edited by OutandBack; 07-21-2011 at 11:10.

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    I am going to keep an eye on this thread.

    I would really like to do some hiking in Colorado and this looks like it could be a lot of fun and with this much advance it would be really easy to plan and get a flight out there to see some Colorado wilderness. Woop! Woop!

    Fronkey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    I am going to keep an eye on this thread.

    I would really like to do some hiking in Colorado and this looks like it could be a lot of fun and with this much advance it would be really easy to plan and get a flight out there to see some Colorado wilderness. Woop! Woop!

    Fronkey
    hey let me know if you decide to . ive always wanted to go out there.
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    id love to do at least a fall hang. never really camped in the winter. id give it a try if i had anything that could go down below 20.

    it looks like ill be doing some googling to find all these places. sometimes i feel so lost when people are talking about places to hike or camp.
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