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Hiking Colorado 14ers: Uncompahgre and Handies Peak

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by evilx, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    evilx

    evilx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Since someone asked in another thread, figure I'd post up some pics of my most recent accents: Uncompahgre @ 14,309' and Handies Peak @ 14,048'
    09/17/11 and 09/18/11.

    BTW, these are #14 and #15 of my 14ers of the season.

    Uncompahgre:
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    One hell of a morning view...

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    To the peak!

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    25°F and blowing sideways

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    Me at the summit! Bit of a drop :)

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    Trail on the way back down

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    The way back down

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    Hard to believe this was the conditions at the bottom...

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    Handies Peak:
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    Coming up the amphitheater

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    Incredible even from the lower elevations

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    Looking back down the trail. 6-12" of snow

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    About half way up. What a site!

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    View from the top...

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    Being on top of the world is awesome!

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    Grean mixed with white mixed with blue...

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    View of Uncompahgre

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    My view is better than your view?

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    Looking toward the Chicago Basin

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    One the way back down (yes down)

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    This, I want to ski!
     
  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    NYCO

    NYCO go explore...

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    wow very nice! you have me beat by 1...mt princeton this summer was my 14th...i've been slacking this year
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    evilx [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Was supposed to do Princeton, but that is the mountain that claimed my '07 Access Cab!
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    I used to have to hike Uncompahgre once a week for work. Having a work vehicle that could get to the trail head and a personal vehicle that couldnt go near it was one of the deep seeded reasons I got a Taco.

    good picts, looks like it was a great hike, I cant imagine that last short scramble of Uncompahgre in the snow, I never liked it in the summer.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Erik

    Erik That smells like pure gasoline

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    Wow, those are some amazing pics. How long does it take to do the whole trip ascent/descent?

    How many miles is it?
     

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