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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby CarpeDM » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:40 pm

Matt's and Monster5's lists best represent the substance and spirit of my own wishlist. But with buying a house and getting married, I've decided it's best not to create a list of mountaineering goals for this year. I'm sure that, whenever I get some free time, bergsteigen's maxim will have a strong hand in my climbing decisions:

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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby ColoradoGuy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:49 pm

The only one I'm certain of is Kelso Mountain, by Grays and Torreys Peaks. Nothing wild.
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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Papillon wrote:The guy pulled into Cottonwood Creek last Friday evening, made a shitload of racket and didn't even say hello. As I slept there I kept expecting him to put a brick through my windshield. But I digress


THAT WAS YOU!? In the crv thingy?? It was like 10pm...where were the Papperson party pants I've heard so much about?

Sorry but I tried to stay quiet and I thought I wasn't up and about for too long. So I gather you slept up there then hit the Kit TH in the morning?

Monsters list is alright I guess. :wink:

If I may, Ice lakes basin is better with snow, less of a damn choss fest especially if you love those Centennial things. Boggster and I had a good trip up there this past spring. Still need Pilot Knob and Golden Horn though.

Finnegan-Pike-Gold Dust for sure on list.

Wheres the spring snow climb goal list???
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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby Papillon » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:56 pm

I'm just giving you a hard time. Did you sleep across your front seat? I heard you start your car but didn't want to check the time. We started way too late on Saturday and I underestimated the amount of snow up there. We got it on Sunday so all is well. I had never been down there before and got worried about navigating the zen lands in the dark. The whole area had a Spahn Ranch vibe...

Monster, that list is no bulls**t. You are wise way beyond your years and I will hike with you any day.

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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby Tempelton » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:20 pm

My goal is to repeat Mt. Rogers from Summit Lake, maybe even get to Mt. Warren too for a repeat. Also, if I have time, Mt. Sniktau.

But really, I'd like to do as many new 13ers as I can, anywhere. Wild Basin ones would be sweet, as well as some Gore ones. And of course anything in the San Juans is money.

Is anyone else a teacher who likes 13ers on summer weekdays? :-D

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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby Brian C » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:29 am

Tempelton wrote:Is anyone else a teacher who likes 13ers on summer weekdays? :-D


I am! Not really focusing on 13ers but am never opposed to a good outing. Let me know if you ever need a summer partner.
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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby Kent McLemore » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:31 am

Tempelton wrote: Is anyone else a teacher who likes 13ers on summer weekdays? :-D

There's some teacher on here named Gladbach who claims to like 13ers. :)
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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby DanR » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:42 am

Tempelton wrote:Is anyone else a teacher who likes 13ers on summer weekdays? :-D


Not a teacher, but I'm probably going to be working Wednesday-Saturday and therefore have Sunday-Tuesday off

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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby Alpine » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:13 am

I want to focus on IPW and RMNP east side peaks for a while so thinking of starting with some sort of a "Ring Around the Basin" idea:

Meeker 13911
Pagoda 13497
Chief’s Head 13579
Alice 13310
Tanima 12420
Isolation 13118
Mahana 12632
Copeland 13176
Ogalalla 13138
Elk Tooth 12848
St. Vrain Mountain 12,162
Meadow Mountain 11,632


I need to do the research but want to string some of these together into long day trips.
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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby sanjuanmtneer » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:57 pm

Finish the Elks: Clark, White BM, Malemute, Daly, 13,244 & 13,060 (6).
Finish the Gore: Silverthorne, X, Z, C, Red, N, & Keller (7).
Several between San Luis & Spring Creek Pass (San Juans).
For fun and laughs: at least 2 trail building projects probably with CFI or VOC (yes, I know those aren't 13ers).
That will probably exhaust my vacation time :(

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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby doggler » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:44 pm

I'm laying off the run training this summer to focus on more mountain goals.

Maybe it's a pipe dream, but thinking a Salida-to-South Colony (or thereabouts) Sangre ridge run over the course of a few days would be immensely satisfying. I'm really excited to get to the Music Pass 13ers - Milwaukee ranks up there as one of my favorite climbs ever - but would probably choose to make that its own trip.

Lightning->Thunder->Pyramid. Starting with Shoemaker would be even cooler, but I fear my eyes may be too big for my stomach there.

Jagged, the Trinities + Vestal, Storm King, Silex, Guardian, and all the other fun in the Weminuche.

Dallas and Teakettle.

Basically, I want to cherry-pick all the 'fun' climbs.

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Re: What are your Summer 13er goals?

Postby mattpayne11 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:54 pm

Papillon wrote:
I'm down for a lot of this so you might be successful. Seriously though, we should make it happen. Sexton was a pretty cool outing last summer. I don't know about your buddy FireontheMountain though. The guy pulled into Cottonwood Creek last Friday evening, made a shitload of racket and didn't even say hello. As I slept there I kept expecting him to put a brick through my windshield. But I digress...

As far as my goals, I want to disappear in the Weminuche for a full week again, preferably with a car drop. Maybe Beartown to Vallecito or Molas to Vallecito. The logistics of a big trip are pretty awesome - counting ounces and measuring calories, meal prep, miles and vert, etc.

Ultimately, whoever has the most fun wins...


Car drops in the Weminuche are the best. I want to do more of those myself.

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