Ormes Peak Additions and Corrections

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cshanek - Jan 29, 2018 10:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Winter directions and post-Waldo Canyon Fire Update

A buddy and I spent a Saturday a couple of weeks back bagging Ormes, Lone Pine and Lone Pine N, Blodgett Peak and S Blodgett Peak, and we noted the following:
* Apparently regardless of weather/conditions, FR 302 from Garden of the Gods is closed in the winter. We wanted to go this route but had to head up to Woodland Park instead.
* Apparently regardless of weather/conditions, you cannot get to FR 303 from Woodland Park, the road is closed. You can park a car at the junction of FR 300 and FR 306, which adds a couple of miles of road-walking to your trip.
* With regard to Lone Pine(s) and Blodgett(s), most trip reports mentioned that hugging the ridge and scrambling along is quicker than the bush wack that would be required if you dropped down to the West. Unfortunately the Waldo Canyon Fire cleared just about all of the vegetation in the area (even as of early 2018), so dropping down below the ridge is actually quite quick and easy now.

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