Spring Outing

Spring Outing

SummitGirl
SummitGirl

March 26th, 2012, 6:01 pm #1

The early spring thaw got me thinking....is anyone else thinking about this yet?
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Joined: June 23rd, 2010, 10:16 am

March 26th, 2012, 6:19 pm #2

Yes i was also thinking about it. Maybe we need to start throwing out ideas on peaks? Anyone have a peak in mind they want to hike.

Dan what days are good for you?

We should hike Mt Church hehe

Jacob R.
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

March 26th, 2012, 6:22 pm #3

Saddle Mountain all the way!
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SFOD #17
SFOD #17

March 26th, 2012, 9:40 pm #4

The early spring thaw got me thinking....is anyone else thinking about this yet?
I am all in.
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Dan
Dan

March 27th, 2012, 1:17 am #5

The early spring thaw got me thinking....is anyone else thinking about this yet?
Definitely on my mind... been discussing it with the committee.

The date that works best for me is May 12. This also is later in the year, so less worry about snow blocking access.

Peak thoughts:
1. Invisible (option for Sheepshead)
2. Wildhorse Lookout
3. Peak 10027 (Sawtooths, with option for McDonald)
4. Saddle

Thoughts on those choices?
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Mark
Mark

March 27th, 2012, 2:28 am #6

Those choices look tasty enough. Loving the spring skiing (if it lasts that long), I would choose 10027 of those. Maybe Big Black Dome would be more of a full meal in the Wildhorse lookout area. It would probably still accommodate skiers and is likely to be a straightforward hike for hikers at that time. That is unless this April/May is like the past couple of years, in which case it will be winter conditions. Cache Peak approached from the Castle Rock State Park trails also looks like an interesting hike, though I would doubt much snow will left there on May 12. Shelly/Lime etc is also of interest to me and those may have good skiing then.
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

March 27th, 2012, 4:17 am #7

Definitely on my mind... been discussing it with the committee.

The date that works best for me is May 12. This also is later in the year, so less worry about snow blocking access.

Peak thoughts:
1. Invisible (option for Sheepshead)
2. Wildhorse Lookout
3. Peak 10027 (Sawtooths, with option for McDonald)
4. Saddle

Thoughts on those choices?
I vote for Saddle but I'd be happy with any of those choices. Not sure about Wildhorse Lookout though. I'm actually not sure where that is? Pioneers I assume.
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SummitGirl
SummitGirl

March 27th, 2012, 4:25 am #8

Definitely on my mind... been discussing it with the committee.

The date that works best for me is May 12. This also is later in the year, so less worry about snow blocking access.

Peak thoughts:
1. Invisible (option for Sheepshead)
2. Wildhorse Lookout
3. Peak 10027 (Sawtooths, with option for McDonald)
4. Saddle

Thoughts on those choices?
i am not that keen on saddle. It seems to be 12 hours any way you look at it...
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splattski
splattski

March 27th, 2012, 2:00 pm #9

From my experience, Invisible and Saddle are similar in times (7 hours). They took less time than our group climb of Al West (9+ hours). (although seasons and conditions vary...)
Here are TRs or SP pages for each of Dan's suggestions

Peak 10027
http://www.splattski.com/2012/pk10027/index.html

Invisible
http://www.splattski.com/2010/invisible/index.html

Saddle
http://www.splattski.com/2011/saddle/index.html

Wildhorse
http://www.summitpost.org/wildhorse-peak/154329
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Steve W
Steve W

March 27th, 2012, 2:17 pm #10

The Wildhorse looks like a great group hike! 5K gain on the others is a big day for a large group!
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