by DandT40 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:14 pm
by Monster5 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:20 pm
DandT40 wrote:I understand that it will be a more difficult trail..
As an experienced backpacker, perhaps altitude sickness is a bigger concern. Extended, multi-day exertion and whatnot. Might want to build in a few days prior for easy day trips up 13ers/14ers or something. This happened to a CA friend on the Loop last summer, despite living in Golden during the school year - just headaches and such, but not pleasant.
Anyone know what type of conditions we could expect on the Four pass loop in the second week of July?
The trails will be pretty much snow-free. Same with most of the alpine this year. The mornings mostly sunny and the afternoons 20-100% chance booming rain showers. Perhaps some grauple that'll melt out pretty quick. I'd aim to hit any high passes earlier in the day. Temps will be pretty warm. 40-75 degree swings
We have stabilicers - are those going to be enough or are full blown snow shoes needed?
No traction/slowshoes necessary. Or even slightly necessary. Leave 'em home. Bring a shotgun or two instead for the porcupines (not really, but may want to chicken wire/mothball the car).
Are the stream crossings dangerous/heavy this time of year?
Not on route. A few rock hops over measly little streams, but nothing to worry about. Have fun!
by DandT40 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:01 pm
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