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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Alpinist » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:30 pm

xDoogiex wrote:
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IagosGhost wrote:My summer 2014 plans are Kings Peak, Utah on July18, and Mt. Elbert, Colorado on August 30. They will be HPs #10 and #11 for me. It's going to be fun!


Hotoven, Andy, and I successfully summitted Kings Peak on July 4th. A few short snow fields to cross...no big deal. The famed hordes of mosquitoes did not materialize. We did not find the short cut herd path along West Gunsight so dropped into the Painter Basin. Apparently we needed to go directly up from Gunsight Pass in order to get above the cliff band on the south side of the mountain. Painter made a longer day but was good to get off the ridge due to storms. Get to the top as early as possible. We hit the peak at 11:30 AM. By noon it was threatening to storm. Long but very enjoyable day trip.... 15 hours RT from trailhead. I was warned it would be very crowded due to the holiday...yet we only counted 13 (including ourselves) making a summit attempt. Most had set up base camp.
Lots of moose in the Henry's Fork Basin! #37 for me, #36 for Hotoven!



I did that on the 4th of July last year ha. Then hung out with everyone's fav SP mormon

You missed a nice shortcut. It starts right after the apex of the pass.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby xDoogiex » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:12 pm

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xDoogiex wrote:I guess it's new

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Where is the sign located? Is that just below the summit or further down the mountain? You're suppose to hike the road the last 1/4 mile but the last short trail to the summit has been open in the past.

I'd fully support a sign that instructed people to stay on the trail and please don't disrespect the alter. As a climber and highpointer, obviously I don't care for restrictions that prohibit people from reaching a summit.



It was right in front of the trail that dips a little into the crater that goes to the summit. By the observatories. You would imagine they would of put that maybe at the beginning. I miss you Alpinist. Hope all has been well
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby xDoogiex » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:13 pm

Alpinist wrote:
xDoogiex wrote:
Bark Eater wrote:
IagosGhost wrote:My summer 2014 plans are Kings Peak, Utah on July18, and Mt. Elbert, Colorado on August 30. They will be HPs #10 and #11 for me. It's going to be fun!


Hotoven, Andy, and I successfully summitted Kings Peak on July 4th. A few short snow fields to cross...no big deal. The famed hordes of mosquitoes did not materialize. We did not find the short cut herd path along West Gunsight so dropped into the Painter Basin. Apparently we needed to go directly up from Gunsight Pass in order to get above the cliff band on the south side of the mountain. Painter made a longer day but was good to get off the ridge due to storms. Get to the top as early as possible. We hit the peak at 11:30 AM. By noon it was threatening to storm. Long but very enjoyable day trip.... 15 hours RT from trailhead. I was warned it would be very crowded due to the holiday...yet we only counted 13 (including ourselves) making a summit attempt. Most had set up base camp.
Lots of moose in the Henry's Fork Basin! #37 for me, #36 for Hotoven!



I did that on the 4th of July last year ha. Then hung out with everyone's fav SP mormon

You missed a nice shortcut. It starts right after the apex of the pass.


I got lost both ways in a boulder field trying to find a shortcut after gunsight pass ha
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:30 pm

Yeah, we knew we made a mistake at Gunsight Pass when we wound up in the middle of that boulder field. Backtracked and dropped down to the Basin. I now understand the key is that the herd path has to go up from the pass to get above both the boulder field and the cliff band. Going back it was storming so we were safer being down lower (if you call 11,000 feet plus low) in the basin anyway.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Redwic » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:14 pm

I nearly forgot to post on here that I summited Granite Peak on August 27, 2014... my 48th State Highpoint (all in the contiguous USA). I might never attempt Denali but eventually my family and I will go to Mauna Kea.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:11 am

Highpointing by the numbers: 4630 miles, 16 states, 10 days, 6 state highpoints (MO, KS, NE, SD, ND, IA), 6 inches of snow in the Black Hills, 5 nights in motels, 4 great friends, 4 tired people, 3 nights camping, 3 state tri-points (MO-KS-OK, WY-CO-NE, SD-IA-MN), 3 nights camping, 2 new friends, 2 tired dogs, and 1 very dirty Subaru Outback. 43 completed for me, 30 for Lillian, 14 and 13 for accompanying friends John and Barb. Great trip! Glad to be home!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Adam Doc Fox » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:18 pm

Looking for fastest continuous winter ascent time of the "Southern Six Pack," please.
Hiking/climbing only, car between trailheads, no skis.
Will take exaggerated tales based in hyperbole or the truth. Thanks!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:21 pm

Doc Fox, no idea, but if a record exists, it is probably posted here:
http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Adam Doc Fox » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:41 pm

Bark Eater wrote:Doc Fox, no idea, but if a record exists, it is probably posted here:
http://fastestknowntime.proboards.com/

Thanks Mr. Bark Eater, sir. I will research and report back. Plan on setting or breaking the record over New Year's. Thanks again!
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Bark Eater » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:24 pm

I've been meaning to mention that there is a Facebook group focused upon state highpointing. It's become very interactive the past month. Though I've no doubt that SummitPost will remain THE primary place to go for global mountain information!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2761162 ... 4/?fref=nf
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Hotoven » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:49 pm

Winter high point plans, lets hear them folks!

Myself, non, I'm too busy, although the SP cavalcade that did the Kings Peak trip this past summer may nail out another next summer!

I'll be doing some local peaks this winter. Already have snow at 11 thousand feet and above.
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Re: STATE HIGHPOINT CLIMBERS

Postby Holsti97 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:59 am

Mauna Kea for me.
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