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Twin Cone 10/14/12

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by NYCO, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. NYCO

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    Jason (DOT) and i took a trip up to Twin Cone today to get out on some trails...

    trail brings you up to the top of North Twin Cone, approx 12,300ft

    we had some snow fall friday-saturday afternoon, so we had some nice snowy peaks as a back drop for the trip...

    here are some pics i took today..
     
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    early trail with the summit in the distance

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    huge aspen groves back here

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    numerous switchbacks as you work your way up to tree line

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    the first obstacle we came across, an optional line with a couple ledges/rocks that cause some troubles

    Jason coming up

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    gnarly option on the left...though about it but there was a large hole that would have caused some big issues and the other line to get around the hole was not made for 33" tires..

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    couple fun loose climbs on our way up

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    the summit & weather station with Jason working his way through the meadow

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    summit push

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    summit shot

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    meh deg sniffin

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    nice views on the way down too

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    crack straddling

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    pics from Jason..

    me up the first obstacle..

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    next fun section..another optional route

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    more summit shots from Jason

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    coming back down..

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    How much did it took the whole run?
     
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    Nice pics. I ran this trail a few months ago and was fairly disappointed, there was very little of the trail that was not a fire road, let alone difficult. There were the two gardens that had some very difficult lines, which you mentioned and had pics of, but other than that, fairly straight forward.

    That wasn't really what let me down the most, rather the rating on Trail Damage, which rated it a 5/6, so I expected more difficult sections. I would say it was a 3/5, but i am sure the snow made it a bit slick.
     
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    It is about a 2 hour out and back.
     
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