Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

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Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by noob_hiker » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:32 am

ISO: hiking partner for Mt. Antero (would prefer not to go solo this weekend). I have been doing my research all week regarding the safest route/ monitoring the weather/ downloading and printing accurate maps GPX/topo maps etc etc.

please message me if interested!
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by Rollie Free » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:58 am

I was thinking of doing this around the second week in June. Would the jeep road be open and safe? I am just wondering if the snow would have some kind of angled effect like Kit Carson Ave. can have dropping off to an abyss.
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by cottonmountaineering » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:00 am

Rollie Free wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:58 am
I was thinking of doing this around the second week in June. Would the jeep road be open and safe? I am just wondering if the snow would have some kind of angled effect like Kit Carson Ave. can have dropping off to an abyss.
the upper road is pretty wind blasted and doesnt accumulate much, i wouldnt worry about that
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by noob_hiker » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:19 am

cottonmountaineering wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:00 am
Rollie Free wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:58 am
I was thinking of doing this around the second week in June. Would the jeep road be open and safe? I am just wondering if the snow would have some kind of angled effect like Kit Carson Ave. can have dropping off to an abyss.
the upper road is pretty wind blasted and doesnt accumulate much, i wouldnt worry about that

I would be following daway8's GPX file which mostly avoids the OHV road.
Here is his Trip Report which I found particularly helpful.
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by daway8 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:37 am

noob_hiker wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:19 am
I would be following daway8's GPX file which mostly avoids the OHV road.
Here is his Trip Report which I found particularly helpful.
Glad someone is getting use out of that...
cottonmountaineering wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:00 am
Rollie Free wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:58 am
I was thinking of doing this around the second week in June. Would the jeep road be open and safe? I am just wondering if the snow would have some kind of angled effect like Kit Carson Ave. can have dropping off to an abyss.
the upper road is pretty wind blasted and doesnt accumulate much, i wouldnt worry about that
I disagree if you're talking about driving it - that road is a snow magnet - the road tends to be the last thing to melt out. Plus it's not really the upper road you need to worry about - the lower section is prone to epic ice sheet that could stop you from driving through and in 2019 (a much bigger snow year than this) had significant avy debris blocking the road for a long time). Only very minor sluffs seen so far this year but I wouldn't hold my breath on the road being drivable but the second week in June...
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by Rollie Free » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:13 pm

I guess I wasn't clear. I wouldn't be driving the road, but hiking it. Think that would be a problem in June? I have spikes but not snowshoes.

What difference does the gpx path give you?
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by daway8 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:22 pm

Rollie Free wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:13 pm
I guess I wasn't clear. I wouldn't be driving the road, but hiking it. Think that would be a problem in June? I have spikes but not snowshoes.

What difference does the gpx path give you?
In that case you'll be fine. Might possibly still have to slog through some snow depending on weather between here and then but doubt it would be too much of an issue.

In winter/spring it's typical to cut up along a ridge before the switchbacks to shorten the journey and avoid some suspect slopes but once the road clears off it's easier to hike up that way though you might want to shortcut some of the switchbacks depending on what it looks like then.
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by noob_hiker » Sun May 02, 2021 8:38 am

Number 29 in the books. Officially halfway done with Colorado's 58 tallest peaks. Thank you Daway for the easy to follow Trip report/GPX file.

Check it out:
My Peak Condition report with pics
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Re: Mt. Antero - this weekend! either 5/1 or 5/2

Post by daway8 » Sun May 02, 2021 9:38 am

noob_hiker wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 8:38 am
Number 29 in the books. Officially halfway done with Colorado's 58 tallest peaks. Thank you Daway for the easy to follow Trip report/GPX file.

Check it out:
My Peak Condition report with pics
Sweet - congrats! =D>
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