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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby chicagotransplant » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:57 pm

Maybe, but I won't commit to anything in winter this far out especially not knowing weather. I may be a last minute call.

Ski season was pretty much crap last year due to our lack of snow, which means if we get snow, I will ski. Not to be a fair weather hiker, its just that I love my blower powder days! (plus why drive through a snowstorm to go hiking when I can walk to a ski resort :P )
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Tonka » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:06 pm

chicagotransplant wrote:Maybe, but I won't commit to anything in winter this far out especially not knowing weather. I may be a last minute call.

Ski season was pretty much crap last year due to our lack of snow, which means if we get snow, I will ski. Not to be a fair weather hiker, its just that I love my blower powder days! (plus why drive through a snowstorm to go hiking when I can walk to a ski resort :P )


This is not fair! I have to put my ass on a plane just to see a mountain I think you can give up a walk to a ski hill for an SP gathering :)
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:36 pm

Tonka wrote:This is not fair! I have to put my ass on a plane just to see a mountain I think you can give up a walk to a ski hill for an SP gathering :)


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Mike, don't be a weenie. I know you love to hibernate on the ski hill all winter long, but surely you can sacrifice one little day to see your SP buds. :P Shoot, at the speed you hike, you can probably ski powder in the morning then meet us on the summit by lunch... :D
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby chicagotransplant » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:30 pm

Unfortunately there aren't that many good powder days, I would feel like more of a weenie driving for 2 hours in a blizzard and missing out on fresh snow when its such a commodity where I live. It would be like driving 2 hours to go to McDonald's when the steakhouse next door is offering free steaks :D

You just have to make sure you schedule the SP winter gathering for a sunny day, then you know I will be there. 8)
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Tonka » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:30 pm

I respect your thinking and passion Mike.
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby chicagotransplant » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:51 pm

I am definitely interested in going, lets hope for a sunny day (at least that one day)!
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:39 pm

Come to Vegas.
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:43 am

I have interest, tell me more...
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Kenneth.alone » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:12 am

I would like to make if I can. Keep me up to date on the details and we will see where it goes!
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby mattyh » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Im interested. depending on when and where.
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby davebobk47 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Sounds like it depends on when and where for a lot of people. Can we narrow it down to a month and range?
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Steven Cross » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:43 am

I've always been interested, just never has worked out for me. When and where is usually my dilemma, but this year it can also be a matter of getting back into shape. I've been in a wheelchair due to gout the past 2 months and have been walking now for 2 weeks.
Don't count me in yet, but I'd love to go.
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby MountainHikerCO » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:32 pm

MountainHikerette & I might be interested depending on when & where. Also we’ll hope for a weather window! We’ve been to a bunch of 14ers.com gatherings but never a summitpost. If we want to keep it to a day hike there are several access points that could be considered - some that also offer a winter camping option.
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Scott » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:19 pm

OK, I was just trying to see how many people were interested. A whole lot apparently.

Some of my friends have suggested doing Columbia and Elbert this winter. Either would make fine winter gatherings. More to follow.
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Re: Summitpost Winter Gathering-Colorado

Postby Fletch » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:17 am

I'll go as long as it's not Columbia.
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