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|Another great page! Glad to see a new member adding quality pages.|
|Posted Mar 15, 2002 8:20 am|
|Good job. Really though you should probably add a route with the data you have in the overview. |
Thanks, I found this page helpful when I took my cousin out there.
|Posted Nov 2, 2003 3:22 pm|
|Right on - thanks for the comments.|
|Posted Apr 26, 2004 10:17 am|
|Glad to see this one on SP.|
Only suggestions is to add a signature photo to spice it up.
|Posted Apr 11, 2004 9:48 pm|
|Wonderful page! Beautiful mountain probably just because it was my first peak in the rockies. The views are spectacular! Great job and good climbing to you!|
|Posted Jun 22, 2004 11:25 pm|
|Thanks for the kind words. Bodhi|
|Posted Jun 28, 2004 10:41 am|
|Brad Snider||Untitled Comment|
|This is the only peak in Colorado I've gotten to climb with my dad. Appreciate the informative page; good work!|
|Posted Oct 5, 2004 2:01 am|
|Looks real good.|
|Posted Dec 16, 2004 8:41 pm|
|Nice to see this page. Brings back memories of when I climbed it 29 years ago.|
|Posted Dec 7, 2008 7:17 pm|
|What happened to the information on this page???|
|Posted Sep 7, 2011 11:38 am|
|Kiefer||Re: What Happened?|
|Still working on it.|
|Posted Sep 13, 2011 5:47 pm|
|Nice revamp. Info and pics are stellar.|
A few comments:
Don't forget you can hike the cone from the other side of the massif, from I think Storm Pass TH on the Bear Lake Road side. Now, this is a much farther and steeper hike, but it's good nonetheless and absolutely free of people. Nobody uses the Storm Pass TH these days.
Also, skiing the cone is possible on deep days. The southern exposure of the lower trail makes it only a go after big dumps, and the upper mountain can be blown clear just like Mt. Lady W and the rest of the neighbors. However, it is possible if you pick your date. The composition and exposure of the upper cone also makes avalanches very, very, very rare. Never heard of one. There's usually not enough snow in the boulders to create layers. Usually not enough to ski at all.
Also in the ski realm, the fact that the upper trail begins basically at Storm Pass, it is possible and fun for 2 groups to start on skis from both sides of the pass, meet at the pass, climb the upper cone together, then swap keys and descend to each others' cars. The Storm side ascenders have a longer up and swifter, easier down. The Longs TH side ascenders have an easier up and a longer, sometimes fiercely technical (for XC skis) descent to the Bear Lake Road side. When cars are reached, meet at The Wheel for beers and car swapping.
|Posted Oct 8, 2011 11:52 am|