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Looking for a ~4 Day mountain backpack

My brother and I will be coming from Lakewood (Denver) and obviously don't mind driving a couple hours W/SW. We're looking for a multi-day hike that will take us up to the top of a mountain. Time of year will be July-ish. We're both beginner hikers I suppose, but both young, in shape and no stranger to the outdoors. Though real rock climbing is a no-go, anything short of that is fine. We'd like a ...
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Lone Pine entry

It seems to me that a few years ago, there was a forum entry on how to get to a place called "Lone Pine"... it's a small rock formation at the far eastern part of the Front Range, near Colorado Springs. It is on the same Ridge that Blodgett Peak is on, and is about 1 mile South of Blodgett. It sits above the large quarry to the west of Centennial and Vindicator, behind the ...
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Beginner 14er

I have a friend who just moved to Colorado Springs and wants me to go down and take him up a 14er. Any recommendations as to the best bang for the buck as far as distance from Co Springs and feasibility for a newbie? He's in decent shape....but you know how that goes. It would be a day trip. Oh yeah....and time would be early-mid October so it's a bit weather dependant for him.
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Need some advice in Colorado

Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on things to do in Colorado. I've made trips this summer already to the Sierras, the Winds, and the Tetons, and figured it was time to check out what Colorado has to offer before it gets too cold. My ideal trip would be to set up a backcountry camp in a basin somewhere for 2 or 3 nights and climb a couple peaks as day trips, but I ...
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3+5 days around Denver, what to do


I am Danish Viking sailing into Denver for a 3 day conference. I will have approx. 3 days before and 5 days after the conference that can be spent in the mountains.
Does anybody have suggestions on where to go and peaks to climb?

I have lots of experience (I climbed Shasta and Hood on a previous trip to the US, and have climbed a lot of European summits), but since I will be ...
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Report your 2015 Colorado list completions!

The deadline to be included in this year's completion lists is Oct. 15, 2015. This becomes part of the story of Colorado's history of mountaineering, and I'd like to encourage everyone who's completed a list to submit their name.

If you've finished the CO 14ers, 13ers, etc., or any of the CO Hundred Milestones (Highest 100, 200, etc.), you can submit your name to the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) for the record books. The lists ...
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RMNP McHenrys to Green Ridge trail

Anyone have gps tracks for Glacier Trail over McHenrys down to Powell Lake and then to the Green Ridge trail near Verna Lake? Is this route possible? Basically the blue line in the image below... Thx

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Twin Peaks - Ouray - True Summit????

Anybody have beta on getting to the true summit of Twin Peaks??? Seems pretty sketchy to us. But, the hiking trail drops you on the lower E Summit. There is a visible summit register on the W Summit and it appears a few feet higher than the E Summit. Kind of anti-climatic to come so close, but yet be so far away.....
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Leaving tent at Mt. Elbert camping area

Is it safe to leave your tent with stuff in it at the Mt. Elbert camping area, while you summit?

I plan to leave early in the morning to summit, then come back in the afternoon. Since this will be part of a CT section hike, I'll leave a lot of gear I don't need for the summit hike in the tent, some of which is high quality (expensive). I would think your stuff would ...
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SawTooth Mountain

I'm looking for snow conditions for Sawtooth Mountain near Buchanan Pass. Anyone been up in that area recently? All I hear is snow is still present.

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