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Four Pass Loop Question

Good morning, everyone.
This summer I was planning on taking a trip out to Aspen and hitting up the Four Pass Loop trail for the first time. Since this will be a 3-4 day hike, I was obviously wanting to cut down on weight. I was planning on taking my Eno Hammock instead of carrying around a one or two man tent around for 3-4 days. Then it hit me that there may not but ...
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Bird Brain Boulevard WI5 M6, P7 1200ft, Ouray, Colorado

Footage from our successful top out of the super classic 1200 ft mixed climb off Camp Bird road outside of Ouray Colorado. Climbed in January, 2015 with partner Marc Ripperger. Listed as one of the top 50 climbs in America. First ascent in 1985 by Jeff Lowe, Charlie Fowler, Mark Wilford. http://youtu.be/xVBNhlGizyo
Hoping to get on Talisman WI6 M7, 200 meters, in January 2016.
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Peak 8 (12,998 ft) summit top out footage

After taking Breck's imperial lift, hike up the ridgeline to the true summit of peak 8. Super windy and cold conditions, but a nice cornice drop and sick lines await down the double black diamond rated imperial bowl. Shot some footage from the summit....

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Goose Creek Loop (Snow in Late May?) Help

I'm looking to hike the goose creek loop in late May early June but i'm concerned about the snow as we will be tent camping.
This will be our first hike in the Rockies. We hike in the Smokies but snow is not generally an issue so we are not prepared for deep snow.

Is this a good first loop hike and will snow be an issue?
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Mt Elbert. Too ambitious?

Hi, so I am a Salt Lake City resident and I hike locally quite often, but nothing super intense.

My favorite thing about hiking is the view, isolation, quietness, etc when you finally reach the end destination. I love sitting up high on a mountain and looking down at the city and breathing the fresh air and stuff.
I always look up at mountaintops around here when it's extreme weather conditions like super cloudy or ...
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Iphone 5 Battery life above 12000 ft

Hello, I have a question about my phones battery life at higher elevations. Last July I spent time out in the CO front range, my phone was working fine for listening to music and taking pictures. on several occasions when hiking above 12000 ft elevation my phone battery almost immediately drained and shut down. I am planning a two day hiking adventure through the Mummy Range this coming July and was thinking about buying a ...
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Camera Left on W. Needle Mtn. Aug.'14

We did the hike in to the lake slowly. Got tents up just before the storm hit us, about 2PM, August 24th. The rain set-in and only let-up about 8:30, long enough to eat and get settled for the night. Rain started again and didn't let-up until morning of the third day, keeping us totally tent-bound.
On P-excursions, we saw no fish rising. Needed an early start to get the summit before lightening began, but ...
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Continental Divide Ridge climb from Berthoud Pass

Has anyone every done this in the Winter and come out at Devils Thumb ranch? It looks like it would be a beautiful climb and typically wind blown, but i am curious about the avalanche potential and if it can be done in the winter?
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Mt. Harvard from the Colorado Trail

How long is the route to Mt. Harvard from the Colorado Trail? Later this year I'll do Harvard from the CT, not from a drive-in trailhead.

Any other comments about this route would be appreciated.
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Best winter climbs in CO

I'm looking to do a climb next week. Any suggestions? Criteria below:

- not too far from Vail/Summit County area (2 hour drive, 1 hour drive is better)

- relatively low avy danger

- not Quandry or Bierstadt (I've done these in winter a few times)

- 13er or 14er preferred, but a great mountain of any height would work

Thanks in advance!
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