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Jeremy HakesGreat page.

Jeremy Hakes

Voted 10/10

Nice work on this, Sarah. Cool area with interesting peaks.
Posted Mar 9, 2009 12:07 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Great page.

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Jeremy. I felt like SP needed more information on this area...it's not quite in any of the nearby mountain ranges and it's not really part of South Park. Still, there are some great lower summits in the area and it's such a pleasant place to visit. >:) Since we own property in the area, we "visit" quite a bit.

Safe climbing!

Sarah
Posted Mar 9, 2009 12:28 pm

Bubba SuessTrying to get a handle on this...

Bubba Suess

Voted 10/10

This is probably a stupid question, but is Tarryall referring to the greater region around the valley, or just the valley and its adjacent peaks that constitute the valleys perimeter? Also, would it be appropriate to attach the Puma Hills page to this one?

Colorado is obviously famous for its alpine areas but this kind of area, with is ponderosas and weathered granite has always seemed to define the state for me. Probably because of all the westerns I saw when I was a kid. Good set of pages!
Posted Mar 26, 2010 1:24 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Trying to get a handle on this...

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Bubba,

"The Tarryall" is kindof how the locals refer to this general area - the valley and surrounding peaks.

No, it wouldn't be appropriate to add the Puma Peaks page to this one as a child. The Tarryall and Puma Peaks overlap in places, but one does not entirely encompass the other.

Also, there are some peaks on the eastern edge of South Park that just don't have a home - no range to speak of.

I agree, there are no neat borders/boundaries for this area, but that's part of what I like about it.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 1:30 pm

Bubba SuessRe: Trying to get a handle on this...

Bubba Suess

Voted 10/10

Fair enough. By the way, have you ever been to the Cotchetopa Hills? I hiked there once when I was in CO with the Boy Scouts 20 years ago. Puma Hills made me think of it, is all. I don't think there is a single SP page for the area or any peaks in it.
Posted Mar 26, 2010 1:47 pm

Sarah SimonRe: Trying to get a handle on this...

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Bubba,

Nope, I've never set my eyes on teh Cotchetopa Hills. I have the Trails Illustrated map, though. LOL!

Sadly, there are a lot of people in the Colorado mountain community who think that peaks below 13k are "not worth bothering with." I think that, in part, explains why an area like teo C-Hills have gone uncovered on SP.

Sarah
Posted Mar 26, 2010 2:05 pm

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