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stevematthys


May 27, 2004, 10:11 PM
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Colorado High Country Conditions?
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i was thinking about doing some back packing at around the beuna vista area and was wondering how much snow is near there at about 12000-13000ft?


vashie


May 28, 2004, 10:02 PM
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Iwas up in there a few weeks ago, and things were still white. I was told by some fishermen in Salida that travel up around La Plata peak was "difficult without snowshoes" but things didn't look quite that bad, Monarch Pass was clear. Not as much snow as the San Juans I think.


stevematthys


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damn that sucks, mabye i wont go backpacking


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i climbed the belford grouptwo weeks ago. if you sttart up early you wont need snow shoes in the morning, but come afternoon on your way back down you will need snow shoes unless you enjoy post holing like mad. it s a good time


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...but come afternoon on your way back down you will need snow shoes unless you enjoy post holing like mad. ...

This guy's dog likes postholes.

http://harter-climbing.aci.net/images/posthole.jpg

So does this guy's dog.

http://home.insightbb.com/~charlesh/posthole.jpg

We'll be heading up to Arapahoe Glacier tomorrow and will post a conditions report. It should be fairly windy I hear.


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