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    DISCUSSION: 2012 Colorado summer hang

    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.
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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.

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    Surely we can do better than a "Lollipop Hike" in the San Juans.
    Do you imagine the universe is agitated?
    Go into the desert at night and look out at the stars,
    This practice should answer the question... Lao Tzu

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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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    trailryder42 -

    That's some good geetar pickin' there - John Denver would approve!

    I think I recognize some Koa wood on that beauty... what kind of guitar is that? I have an Alvarez Yairi Koa... beautiful sound! Come to Colorado and let's play under the stars - rain fire in the sky!

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    Anyone given thought to the Elk Creek/Chicago Basin loop hike (via the train) in the Weminuche? I did "most" of that hike in Sept, 2003 - got snowed out at the Johnson Creek crossing and had to bail out to Valecito Reservoir - couldn't get up Columbine Pass due to snow. That loop may take more days than you guys are looking at, though.

    I'd love to do that hike again. It's hard - not for the out of shape - but worth every ounce of pain.

    Can't do those dates in July though. Taking the missus to St. John for our 25th anniversary at that time. Hope you guys have fun!
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
    Shane

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    winter dreaming

    I would consider anything reasonable. It may be too early to finalize plans, but they are some routes to dream about over the winter.
    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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