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Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Need a climbing partner? Trying to form a hiking group for an outing?

Should we cancel or change the date due to winds?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:04 pm

1. Let's not cancel. Winter and wind go go together. Still down for Saturday!
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53%
2. Yes, let's cancel. Gusts to 55 mph are not my idea of a welcomer. Besides, I'm not very experienced, and I'd like something mellow to start out.
4
5%
3. I'd really like to go, but maybe conditions will be better next weekend. I'd be down for Nov 3 or 4.
34
43%
 
Total votes : 80
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Mindy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:52 am

I will be enjoying Halloween with my family, but I hope you all have a fun and safe climb!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:00 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:...I'm definitely in again...I'll stick to the standard route, since the main point of this is the social/educational atmosphere...


Jeff, great point. I had assumed everyone would know this is for the standard route, but I failed to put that in the announcement. So if you are new to all this, please look at the East Ridge (Standard Route) in the online 14ers guidebook on this site. This is the route we'll be taking.

http://14ers.com/routemain.php?route=quan1&peak=Quandary+Peak


Thanks, Jeff.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby matthewbe » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:01 pm

Count me in on this for sure!!!
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby I Man » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:
SurfNTurf wrote:...I'm definitely in again...I'll stick to the standard route, since the main point of this is the social/educational atmosphere...


Jeff, great point. I had assumed everyone would know this is for the standard route, but I failed to put that in the announcement. So if you are new to all this, please look at the East Ridge (Standard Route) in the online 14ers guidebook on this site. This is the route we'll be taking.

http://14ers.com/routemain.php?route=quan1&peak=Quandary+Peak


Thanks, Jeff.


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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby forbins_mtn » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:03 pm

damn, i vote for a date change! i'm heading out to Kansas that weekend to visit my cousins and get ridiculously drunk at a K State game. They've been begging me to do this for years. I already have my purple body paint purchased. I'll start a bar fight in the name of altitude vs. flatlanders in everyone's honor!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby rking007 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:06 pm

I'm in like Flynn!
- Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.

Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Bean » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:14 pm

I hope to make this one.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby jmc5040 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:18 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:I learned the basics of winter mountaineering on a similar hike (January Quandary IV), and I had a lot of fun returning the favor at last year's Winter Welcomer. I'm definitely in again. Especially since I missed the Fall Gathering...

I'll stick to the standard route, since the main point of this is the social/educational atmosphere. In fact, if anyone wants to hike in a short ways Friday night and go over the basics of snow camping, I might just hate myself enough to be talked into it.

If I'm home (work schedule unknown) I'd be up for snow camping. I've been trying to talk Alicia into going somewhere and building a snow cave for a night just for practice purposes. Are you talking tenting or snow caving? My three season tent will still work since it's technically fall right? :)
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Cookiehiker » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:24 pm

I'll be there...with cookies again for all!!
Jim, thanks again for setting this all up again!

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby Sugar Madison » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:27 pm

Put me down as interested.

Ruptured a disc (and herniated two others) in my back a few weeks ago. Unsure if I'll be out running/climbing/hiking by that time. We'll see... if so, may be a good mellow day to get back out on my feet.

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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:37 pm

jmc5040 wrote:
SurfNTurf wrote:I learned the basics of winter mountaineering on a similar hike (January Quandary IV), and I had a lot of fun returning the favor at last year's Winter Welcomer. I'm definitely in again. Especially since I missed the Fall Gathering...

I'll stick to the standard route, since the main point of this is the social/educational atmosphere. In fact, if anyone wants to hike in a short ways Friday night and go over the basics of snow camping, I might just hate myself enough to be talked into it.

If I'm home (work schedule unknown) I'd be up for snow camping. I've been trying to talk Alicia into going somewhere and building a snow cave for a night just for practice purposes. Are you talking tenting or snow caving? My three season tent will still work since it's technically fall right? :)


I was planning on tent camping. I'd think a three-season tent would work with a warm bag, or you can rent a four-season from REI. I could also probably get my hands on an extra three-person, four-season for free.
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Re: Fourth Annual 14ers Winter Welcomer!

Postby GregMiller » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:46 pm

SurfNTurf wrote:I learned the basics of winter mountaineering on a similar hike (January Quandary IV), and I had a lot of fun returning the favor at last year's Winter Welcomer. I'm definitely in again. Especially since I missed the Fall Gathering...

I'll stick to the standard route, since the main point of this is the social/educational atmosphere. In fact, if anyone wants to hike in a short ways Friday night and go over the basics of snow camping, I might just hate myself enough to be talked into it.


I think I'll take you up on that. I generally know what I'm doing, just need to find fellow gluttons for punishment :-)

If there's enough snow to make a snow cave, I'd be happy to make an attempt at building one, though.
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