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Guanella Pass, CO dispersed camping conditions?

I'm heading in the diretion of Guanella Pass this week. I was wondering if anyone knew the condition of the Natl Forest Service dispersed camping near the bottom of the climb to the summit. There have been a lot of flash flood warrnings throughout the rest of the state for the last month or so.

That spot is right beside a small creek.

Thought someone might know. I'll probably call the NFS office next.

Thanks ...
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Land that has been passed on intact through the past century is about to trade hands again. The Cielo Ranch is up for sale, which is a huge swath of land dating back to the Spanish grant days of Colorado's history. I'm guessing the ranch owners want to retire in style, and they probably deserve to. Ranch life is hard work. More than 83,000 acres encompass some of the best and last of the truly ...
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Well, it was inevitable and now it's here. The infamous fee system that I have combated through recent years has come to one of Colorado's finest premiere wilderness areas. I suppose this is really the only option in protecting these heavily used areas, and going forward, climbers will be subjected to the same racket the BLM runs at The Wave in Arizona http://www.summitpost.org/the-best-things-in-life-are-free/707471. But unlike the Mount Evans fee debacle, which was a scam ...

Maroon Bells/4 Passes current conditions

What are the current conditions for the area? Snow level/elevation/aspects, snow conditions (soft, ice), stream crossings for the 4passes loop? The ranger has information which is 10 days old (snow at 11000 ft, several feet, dangerous stream crossing). Having recent pictures from the area will nice.
Any advice on doing it clock-wise or counter-clock wise?
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Colorado Climber Missing on Mt. Elbrus

You can donate to support search efforts at the link below - even a few dollars will help the family cover costs to try to find him. Please consider sharing this link to spread the word.

http://www.coloradopolicefoundation.org ... for-steven

There is also a Facebook group you can join and share called Search for Steven at https://www.facebook.com/groups/245085129311718/

Steven Scott Beare is a Colorado police ...
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Skiing in Summer Colorado

I am looking some information about skiing in the summer in Colorado. First of all, can anyone tell me what the snow on Peak 10 in breck is like currently? Also, if anybody can tell me about good summer snow patches for skiing it would be greatly appreciated.
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Overnight on a 14er

Hey all,
I'll be out in Golden, CO in mid-June, and would like to do a trip that falls within these parameters:

1) Overnight camp on the trail (at higher elevations if possible)
2) Class 3 or 4
3) within 2 hours of Golden

I did Longs last August, which was a blast, but I did it in a day, and this time around, I'd like something with comparably difficult terrain but the chance to ...
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Rank 14ers, please Rank 14ers, please

Can somebody make a list of least/most difficult, out link to one?
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Accessible 14ers from I-70 early June

I'm moving back to Washington and I'm going to pass through Colorado early Jun and I'm wondering which 14ers are typically the most accessible that time of year from I-70. Most of my winter gear has been packed up since I've not used it in Ohio in 3 years. No ice axe, crampons or microspikes, etc......
Any suggestions? Or anything not a 14er that could be a good hike would be a welcome suggestion as ...
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4 Days in Colorado


This summer I have 4 days to spend in south/central Colorado while I move cross-country. I drop my wife and daughter off at Denver International the morning of June 10th, then have to leave the area enroute New Orleans the 15th. The way I figure it, that give me 4 days to hit summits. I'd like to try and pick out 4 summits/day hikes that include no more than class II or light/occasional class ...
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