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La Plata Peak 2/28/10

 
La Plata Peak 2/28/10

Page Type: Album

Object Title: La Plata Peak 2/28/10

Image Type(s): Hiking, Wildlife, Topo/Diagram, Informational, Scenery, Panorama, Water

 

Page By: metal4lyf

Created/Edited: Mar 2, 2010 / Mar 2, 2010

Object ID: 601345

Hits: 1674 

Page Score: 75.81% - 6 Votes 

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The short version

Despite an awful forecast (overcast, 50% chance of snow) Steve and I decided to try for La Plata, expecting a fairly brutal time in the weather. We made good time on the well-packed snowshoe superhighway to treeline, where we gained the northwest ridge. The overcast cleared out and by summit we were in the sunshine with no wind. We couldn't have asked for a nicer day, and the spotty weather system made for some incredible views on the peak.

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EricChuA great album!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Must have been mighty cold but awesome all the same! The photos in any case tell me that this was a spectacular tour!
Many cheers,
Eric
Posted Mar 2, 2010 6:15 pm

metal4lyfRe: A great album!

metal4lyf

Hasn't voted

Thanks Eric. Actually it wasn't very cold except for when we stopped moving on the summit. The weather made for a unique perspective on the Sawatch range.
Posted Mar 3, 2010 10:39 am

MarkDidierLooks Nice in Winter

MarkDidier

Voted 10/10

I climbed La Plata last August on a very cloudy day
(but no rain) - we couldn't see past our noses, so it's nice to see some other pics. Winter sure makes the Sawatch look beautiful.
Posted Mar 4, 2010 6:38 pm

metal4lyfRe: Looks Nice in Winter

metal4lyf

Hasn't voted

Yes, this was an incredible winter climb, and we lucked out with the weather! It was totally calm nearly the whole time. Intermittent wind on the ridge and summit reminded us of how spoiled we were.
Posted Mar 4, 2010 11:57 pm

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