"Winter Access" When does it begin?

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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by Tornadoman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:36 am

CaptCO wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:24 am
Thanks, Judd and Brad, I'm certainly not as experienced as you guys so I really appreciate it. I'll start lurking some TR's, plugging in some times, and mess around with garmin explore/caltopo. I suppose at the end of the day the UN's will come down to conditions if I were to make a loop. I don't have a problem hiking in the dark, but there's some type of intimidation hiking solo when it's below 0 degrees. I'll keep ya'll posted as I close in on them :thumbup:
I really try to avoid ending my hike in the dark in the cold months. I agree that it is pretty intimidating in the cold and snow to be honest, and your room for error gets a lot smaller in those conditions. Keep in mind that your days are a lot longer and it tends to be warmer in March than in Dec/Jan. Of course there also tends to be more snow on the ground in March, so that's a consideration as well depending on route. Lots of things to think about in the winter/snow season, I personally find myself doing mostly easy access peaks with very low avy danger.
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:39 am

CaptCO wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:24 am
Thanks, Judd and Brad, I'm certainly not as experienced as you guys so I really appreciate it. I'll start lurking some TR's, plugging in some times, and mess around with garmin explore/caltopo. I suppose at the end of the day the UN's will come down to conditions if I were to make a loop. I don't have a problem hiking in the dark, but there's some type of intimidation hiking solo when it's below 0 degrees. I'll keep ya'll posted as I close in on them :thumbup:
I should mention I had ideal conditions and weather with very little trenching. Not a big snow year either. 8.6 miles round trip. There are plenty of warm winter days so don't go when it's below zero. Maybe go with the intention of snowflaking SS/RC and if conditions allow go for the UN's. Otherwise, save them for an easy summer hike with your dog :-D
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptCO » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:48 am

Well said, thanks fellas. Maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by stephakett » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:00 am

CaptCO wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:21 pm
CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:19 pm
They close when there is too much snow for your vehicle :-D
I guess I need to make more money so I can buy a lifted Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco..

I guess I had false hope some roads nearby would be plowed vs others not
T for time out.

capt i know you are super ambitious to get your climb on. winter 4wheeling is incredibly dangerous and you cannot “vehicle” your way out of it. please don’t be the person that buys a jeep thinking it will solve all their access problems. there is as much danger to learn about for that hobby as there is for winter mountaineering.
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptCO » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:02 am

stephakett wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:00 am
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:21 pm
CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:19 pm
They close when there is too much snow for your vehicle :-D
I guess I need to make more money so I can buy a lifted Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco..

I guess I had false hope some roads nearby would be plowed vs others not
T for time out.

capt i know you are super ambitious to get your climb on. winter 4wheeling is incredibly dangerous and you cannot “vehicle” your way out of it. please don’t be the person that buys a jeep thinking it will solve all their access problems. there is as much danger to learn about for that hobby as there is for winter mountaineering.
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by stephakett » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:03 am

i’m sure you can understand it’s difficult to tell sometimes with you :lol:

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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by d_baker » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:30 am

CaptCO wrote:
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I wish there was a sarcastic font...
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptCO » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:32 am

d_baker wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:30 am
CaptCO wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:02 am
I wish there was a sarcastic font...
i was considering orange but that’ll do, thanks
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:05 pm

The UN's and Supra last February.
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptCO » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:38 pm

Nice photo Cpt, those slopes look loaded. As I do more research is anyone familiar with "Sarah T" with the website 13ergirl.com? Very impressive beta and stat sheet..
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by bmcqueen » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:44 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Nice photo Cpt, those slopes look loaded. As I do more research is anyone familiar with "Sarah T" with the website 13ergirl.com? Very impressive beta and stat sheet..
One of the Frozen 14er finishers and pretty close to the winter Cents as well.
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Re: "Winter Access" When does it begin?

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:42 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Nice photo Cpt, those slopes look loaded. As I do more research is anyone familiar with "Sarah T" with the website 13ergirl.com? Very impressive beta and stat sheet..
Thanks! The slopes are loaded, but the ridges were windblown.
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