Off Topic: Mtn climbing/camping in CO, winter?
Posted October 31, 2002 - 07:10 AM
Posted October 31, 2002 - 08:19 AM
and that was plenty for me. It was 7 degrees at 4PM. Sleeping in a tent,
in a 4' hole in the snow was NOT my ideal night. The 10th Mtn system is a
hoot though. Go to www.huts.org for details. I understand it's quite crowded
As for wintertime 'teeners, I'm no help, sorry.
Posted October 31, 2002 - 09:51 AM
The hut systems I've heard is cool as ice cubes. I've checked out a number of the huts on the moto scoot during the summers, but have yet to do a hut to hut in the winter. I think it would be sweet .......
Posted October 31, 2002 - 09:55 AM
Merf, thanks for the post on the huts, I'll check those out as well...
Posted October 31, 2002 - 11:11 AM
You might want to consider the danger of avalanches...which I think would be pretty high at that altitude.
Just so you know, Quandry Peak (just north of Breckenridge) is one of the easier ones. Regardless of where you go, call the Forest Service to find out if it's even open to hiking due to avalanche danger, etc.
And I'll second the hut system route. Great huts Ive heard (going the first time this winter)...and you're definitely out in the middle of nowhere. You need to get reservations VERY EARLY though...it might even be too late for many of them...as they book up fast.
Posted October 31, 2002 - 04:06 PM
Isn't there a nice fire near a football game with a loyal dog resting at your feet and a loving woman resting on your shoulder(or making food between back rubs while bringing you beer)---is that out of character for me to say or a little over the top??? Actually, she's probably planning your next moto outing cause she rides too and that means you're the man...moto babes...gotta love 'em.
Actually Yz, your old buddy rideoh2 thinks it sounds good. Yea I agree with the guys about weather, no long hikes in(10mile max), and be prepared...for the worst, but hope for the best. Winter mountaineering is hard core and can be done with planning and the right weather window.
Also, there are a lot of amazing areas to do some trial treks near mountain pass summits that aren't so high. That way you get to practice and test out the body before any major adventure. Cause ya mess up at 2.5miles up and you don't come down
Still beach sand and sunshine sounds mighty good too.
I bet you're thinkin I'm gonna go too, huh?! Will you other guys talk some sense into Yz...come on...beach vs snowy death...I think its an easy choice
Ride on everybody!!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 05:04 AM
and Schuss-Zeziger. By far, the best IMHO, is the Peter Estin Hut.
Margy's had the best skiing though. Thigh deep pow-pow is hard to beat.
Posted November 01, 2002 - 06:07 AM
I think the Professor is calling me !!!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 06:41 AM
It's not been above freezing since Tuesday. It's WAY to early for winter.
I wasn't done riding!
Posted November 01, 2002 - 06:54 AM
Posted November 01, 2002 - 07:38 AM
I was gonna, but it's the same weekend as Boondockers isn't it?
I gotta do WTB, it's one of my favorite races. You going to WTB or the HS?
Posted November 01, 2002 - 07:57 AM
Posted November 01, 2002 - 09:16 AM
on going Sunday if it's not snowing. If it's above 30F, it's rideable.
If it's overcast and snowy, I'll be drinking beer and watching football.
Posted November 01, 2002 - 09:35 AM
Posted November 01, 2002 - 09:58 AM
the 4 speed is a bad idea for offroad. 1st would be a little bit to low in the
technical stuff. The 1.8 gallon tank isn't a bright spot either. I hate to say
it but if I just had to have a new bike, the 450EX/C would get a serious
look. I'd also like to try your 520 sometime. I've heard nothing but good
about them. I think I'll just stick with my fotwenny fo now tho.
Posted November 01, 2002 - 11:27 AM
Posted November 01, 2002 - 04:20 PM
on the YZ450 was a little tall for trail work.
I rode Penny's 450 out at Last Chance. Very nice. A
YZ450 motor in that chassis would be killer. Thanks for
the offer on the 520, I'll take you up on it next time
I see you at the track/trail.
Unless they make the WR more like a 5 speed YZ, I don't
think I'll consider one of those either. 1st is too low
for MX work. I guess you could get used to it, but it
wouldn't be optimal, IMHO. I guess as the MX bikes get
more specialized, this was to be expected.
Posted November 04, 2002 - 06:55 AM
Our friends have reservations for the Harry Gates hut. Anything to say good or bad about that one? Where is it located in respect to a town, etc? My friends live in Glenwood Springs...so I'm assuming it's somewhere either close to them or Vail...
Posted November 04, 2002 - 12:17 PM
Posted November 04, 2002 - 02:26 PM
click the locater link. When we went there, (15 years ago)
we came from the Estin hut. I don't remember a whole lot
about the hut. We were only there for one night and went
back to the Estin hut the next day.