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 Post subject: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:59 am 
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With a nice 15-20 from the SW and low avalanche hazard I kited up some 13,400' peaks above Deer Park. Only a 20 minute ride on a groomed trail from Silverton to the launch.

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The red track from yesterday; yellow from last year.



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I ran into my friend John on top of one peak. He was ridgewalking for a couple of days.





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The view looking off to Highland Mary Lakes and the huge enticing terrain of the continental divide.






Lots more to explore!
Glickster


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:47 pm 
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Holy crap! - nice gps input on just how much terrain you're covering. Killing it!


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:59 pm 
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way to go that place looks amazing. I want to come visit!


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:12 pm 
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Spectacular views!

It's hard to believe the magic that a kite (and sled!) brings to the backcountry - miles and miles of powder, peaks, chutes and an infinite number of places to explore.

Thanks for posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:38 am 
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love it!

Would love to hit up some silverton areas with you guys. Im out in tride, let me know if you ever have room for one more on those sleds would love to join you guys.




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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Dang Glick. Save some for the rest of us! It's gonna be mogul fields out there soon from the looks of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:31 pm 
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YEAH! Loren.

There is a lot of cool stuff happening in kiting (water and snow) right now. Noah, Wayne, and others are just killing it. I love it. But jeeez, Glick, talk about raising the bar. Very cool. Way to show us the way! The section along that upper ridge really got my attention. Nice.

I spent some time in Silverton/TM Hut last winter and got to put my kite only once. The place has amazingly sick/rad terrain. Got to get back there.

Someone posted a very similar GPS track where scientists had tagged a wolverine, one of the gnarliest creatures on the planet.

Glickster, you da MAN.


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:42 am 
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A few of us spent friday night at the fantastic Treasure Mountain Hut. http://www.silvertonpropertymanagement.com/tmh.html
Since the Panther rolled off the sidehill and into the creek bottom on the way up we only got a quick recon before dark.

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Luckily the 30 pack of PBR's and Makers were all recoverable. The next morning under clear skies and foggy heads we enjoyed a great north wind session near the hut in Picayune Gulch.

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I lost my GPS track for the day but Picayune sits just to the SE from Placer Gulch above Animas Forks.

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The owners of the hut are enthusiastic newbie kiters and are very excited to get more of us up there exploring. Bookings are pretty busy with groups of gravity type sliders so reservations might be hard to get on short notice.


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Highly recommended!


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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Man that terrain looks killer!!!!!

that hut is pretty awesome looking base camp to explore. Do you take sleds up there, is that the only way to get to it?

Checked out the treasure mt hut website, would be nice to see some coordinates of the hut or area on their website.

You guys kiting this weekend? got a few days off and would love to cruise over to S-town to ride with some people..let me know

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 Post subject: Re: Another High Session in the San Juans
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:39 am 
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A few more from the past few days.

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These top two are near Corkscrew Pass in very light wind. The views were awesome at least.



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Today's roadside session along Hwy. 550 near Sam's trees.


Lot's more....

Glickster


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