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Old 10-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Blanca pass trail

Headed to lake como tomorrow for a couple days of climbing, but gonna get to run the trail. We'll see if the snow will let me make it to the lake. Ill post pics when I get back.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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You better break out the warm PJ's...that lake will make for some COLD nights!!

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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I packed a ton of snivel tonight
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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awesome to see you made it up there. Hopefully your climb was successful. That trail was downright nasty in places. Winter definitely came very early at the ice ring formerly known as lake Como.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:54 PM   #5
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We got little bear but the traverse was awful conditions so we didn't do it.
I def wouldn't recommend that trail with snow to people, I had some super pucker moments with all the sliding, but in the summer that trail would be awesome.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:19 PM   #6
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What were the conditions like in the hourglass? I would've thought that whole climb would be pretty gnarly this time of year. Nice work!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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I'm in Next Year!!!
hike and trail!!!
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:01 AM   #8
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Me too. I gotta go back for Little Bear.
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The hour glass was rough, we used ice tools. It was mixed rock and ice with really bad rock in the upper portion
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:21 PM   #10
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Sounds about right. Post some pics if u got'em.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:26 AM   #11
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Blanca pass and climb pics
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Stylish john. I'm impressed but that still looks miserable.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #13
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One mans misery is another mans adventure. Looks like and AWESOME trip! Well done in challenging conditions. I've been contemplating the best way to attack this peak since we were up there this summer.
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Well done John, still kicking myself for starting too late. But Last thing I wanted was to come back down in the dark.

Side note... There is a cache consisting of Two Large black trash bags with miscellaneous camping equipment under a tree at the stream crossing. There was a tarp in one of the bags so we packaged it a little better from the elements. It looks like possibly some gear that fell from the back of a vehicle and was left unintentionally. If anyone knows someone that's run the trail recently and is missing half their gear, to include tents, tarps, sleeping bags, and so forth... It is still there. I would have secured it but we were walking the trail this time.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #15
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Very cool john.

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