LOJ LCW PEAK DASH

Postby DSunwall » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:14 pm

cftbq wrote:OK; put me in the "maybe" category. I have some scheduling issues to work out, but would love to give it a try. (I'll definitely be in the "slow" group.)
Where can I find directions to the TH? Can I get all the way there in my low-clearance 2WD vehicle?


I hope you can work it out. You can get there in a low clearance vehicle.

It is the first good road heading east after kenosha pass, at the bottom of the big hill, a mile or so before the town of Jefferson.

I don't believe there is a slow person on the list, but thats all relative I guess.
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Postby Forrest Thorniley » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:35 pm

hey Dwight, this is Forrest.

Do you have a route map handy?

I just found this thread, can you put me in the maybe column? I need to work out afew details...
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Postby DSunwall » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:43 pm

The route is on the opening post. I think we will go counterclockwise.
I will come up with more details as the event gets closer.

Hope you can make it Forrest.

John added Climbing Partners after I had started this in another thread, so I moved it.
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Postby Forrest Thorniley » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:50 pm

oh, for some reason those pictures didnt load the first time, maybe I was in another thread?

Anyway, Ill let you know if I can make it.

Thanks.
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Postby DSunwall » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:45 pm

I am going to give an estimate of 18 hours to complete this hike. That would bring us back to the trailhead at 11:30 Saturday night.

thats figuring more towards the long side, hopefully we can finish quicker.
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Postby DerrillRodgers » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:51 pm

Is any one planning on hanging out around camp while the group hikes? My wife would like to come along and camp but she is not especially excited about doing this big hike. I was curious if there would be others hanging around camp and maybe doing a shorter day hike of sorts.
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Postby DSunwall » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:23 am

The only one I know of so far would be Dave Hales sister, but they are leaving Sat. afternoon. I'll put you in email contact with Dave.

hey Derrill, Dave Hale is doing about half the hike or less then returning to camp, that might be an option for your wife?

Jeff Valerie reports beautiful fall foliage on S. Twin Cone, he was there yesterday. No we won't be out of fall color range, its actually fairly spectacular up there, and a nice change from the common Aspen viewing.
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Postby DSunwall » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:45 am

Pete K, after much internal debate has decided to join. :rock:
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Postby John Kirk » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:00 am

Cool - glad you can join Pete!
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Postby DSunwall » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:31 am

If you bring a radio use channel 69

I don't have one but I know Bob Dawson is bringing one.
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Postby DSunwall » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:49 am

Alright, I'm on my way to reserve the camp area. call my cell if you have any further questions or whatever, although once past Bailey I probably won't have coverage.
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Looking forward to seeing everyone there! its gonna be interesting. :disturbed:
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Postby John Kirk » Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:09 am

Thanks to everyone who made it out, and to Dwight for organizing the event. Some pictures:
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Dwight and Keith on "X Prime" passing the register contents
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What is left of the group heading toward Foster Benchmark - the group will be later be pared down to four full "LOJ LCW PD" finishers
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Group on their way up Shawnee Peak
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Group on "Zephyr"
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Ryan Kowalski - Peak Z
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Postby DSunwall » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:44 am

Excellent pictures John, thanks for providing the site that made this all happen.

How many peaks total for the entire group? I come up with 91, but I'm not sure what Jeff V and Dave Hales group did on the return.
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Final summit, Peak X. John Kirk, Keith Bershader, Kevin Baker
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Postby DSunwall » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:23 am

Hey John, the attachment shows why the water stop was so far off.
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Postby John Kirk » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:17 pm

Thoughts for next one of these...

1) Probably shouldn't have "LOJ" in the title if the majority of folks attending/discussing aren't using this site - no offense.

2) Do we set out with a potential to destroy past records relating to ranked peaks (area/route has enough potential peaks to do so)?
One place I'm looking at is Tin Cup Pass south to Hancock Pass (Plus "Hancock Peak"). This is 13 ranked in 23 miles, 11k gain. Something similar is possible from Hermit Pass. Then there's the Tarryall Traverse, going from near Long Gulch TH to Spruce Grove - 16 ranked in 31.5 miles, 12k gain.

3) How important is it for peaks to be non-repeats for most of the group (determines venues)? I don't think I'd want to do the same set of peaks as this last time at least.
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