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  • TR: overnight at Copper Lake, Maroon Bells Wilderness

    Headed up to Copper Lake from my cabin in Gothic, CO for a night out while temperatures were warmish and the pressure was high. About 1600 over 5 miles, and perhaps a bit much for the fishscales on my 10th Mountains, but doable with the odd stint of side-stepping and warm snow. Not the most elegant shelter (basically just dug a pit for my sleight tent), but it kept me warm enough, or at least not much colder than my typical shoulder-season backpacking trips.

    An early sunset meant lots of reading. A near-full moon meant not much sleeping.

    Skiing out was fast and occasionally good (there was a bit of breakable crust in inconvenient places).


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    More turns next time I promise.

  • #2
    Beautiful!!!! Thanks so much....

    I've used that trail to access Triangle Pass and the hot springs several times in the past. My God, what a sublime experience to be there in the winter!
    Last edited by BillyFromTheHills; 16 December 2013, 03:52 PM.
    Yay!...(Drool)


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    • #3
      Well done, and a beautiful camping spot.

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      • #4
        Nice work!

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        • #5
          Elinck, did you see any wildlife?

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          • #6
            Beautiful shots in nice mountains. Way to get after it!

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            • #7
              Lovely photos. Looks so peaceful.

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              • #8
                Just chipmunks and rosy finches. Near my cabin there's a family of foxes, and the odd moose / mountain lion / coyote wander through, though they have yet to do so while I've been around...

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