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Looking Down the Couloir
Looking north from McHenrys Notch one sees Powell Peak's beautiful northeast ridge. In the background, the Mummy Range. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. July 2006.

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eric bthanks

eric b

Voted 10/10

its good to know what it would have looked like if climbing was possible. geeze after the talus field and seeing the rocks flying down i was bummed especially after the approach. this shot makes up for all the fruitless hard work-almost!!
Posted Nov 7, 2006 9:31 pm

brentaRe: thanks

brenta

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Thanks! I'm glad you liked the picture. You made the right decision given the circumstances. The approach is rather long, but I don't mind it, because I like that area very much.
Posted Nov 14, 2006 6:09 am

eric bRe: thanks

eric b

Voted 10/10

Yeah I love the area as well, especially with Longs, The Spearhead, and the solitude up near the lake before the talus field. I climbed the whole approach in mountaineering boots to save weight, big mistake- I had the worst shin bleeding ever from the top of the boots rubbing. Definitely a great area but I still like the Mohawk Lakes and Mt Pacific area a little more.
Posted Jun 20, 2009 2:06 pm

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brentaSubmitted by brenta
on Jul 17, 2006 9:16 pm

Image ID: 208269
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Lat/Lon: 40.26300°N / 105.6563°W
Object Title: Looking Down the Couloir

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Informational