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Old 06-03-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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July Red Cone full moon run?

I don't normally plan runs, so I don't really feel comfortable organizing this, BUT I'd like to put the idea out there.

July full moon is Saturday July 12th at 5:26am. I've been thinking that checking out the full moon from on top of Red Cone would be pretty awesome. However, thinking normally gets me into trouble. Plus, I have never run Red Cone, so this might be the stupidest idea ever.

Could some of you experienced guys put your thoughts in on this?

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Old 06-03-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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I don't remember red cone being extremely difficult going the high route there was one rock that I recall so with a full moon I can't imagine would be too difficult.

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Old 06-03-2014, 10:56 PM   #3
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[QUOTE="Justin04Lj;11083466"]I don't remember red cone being extremely difficult going the high route there was one rock that I recall so with a full moon I can't imagine would be too difficult.[/QUOTE
Yep. As long as the snow is gone. Should be ok by then. One of my favorite trails. I'm completely in.
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Only thing is that it's better in the day. Wonderful views.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:03 PM   #5
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Tis true.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:34 PM   #6
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How about set up camp....run it at night...then run it during the day the following day

Or get up there, run it, set up camp, then run it that same night.

Wait....when is there time for beer drinking?
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How about set up camp....run it at night...then run it during the day the following day

Or get up there, run it, set up camp, then run it that same night.

Wait....when is there time for beer drinking?
yep....now your getting somewhere!!!
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run it during the day right at dusk-Set up camp at the base of radical hill- run the swan loop then saints John into Montezuma.
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Sorry.
I'm still in for a full moon run.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:19 AM   #10
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You asked for it...

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If you are really interested in this let me know. I don't mind taking out the old tent and doing a night run. I just need specific dates soon to take off
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I just checked out the times for sunset and moon rise on the 12th.
Sunset 829pm
Moon rise 839pm
It might be nice to get up there and hang out for the changing if the guard. I'd say break out a bbq, but I don't think propane will burn very well at that altitude.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:59 AM   #13
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Aaaaaaaand I just read that my newborn is too young to take up to that altitude, Frick. It might be time to cash in some goodwill with the Mrs. and turn it into a dad/son trip with my other boy.
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Damn...I have to work that Sunday. I might be able to get somebody to cover for me for 4 hours to give me time to get back that morning. If I can't, I'd still be down for going up Friday afternoon and setting up camp.

Let's turn this into reality!

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So would it be Friday into Saturday or Saturday into sunday? I'm so confused... Ha
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It looks like it would be sat into sun but I'm going to go up an extra day with my kid
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The full moon is Saturday to Sunday, but I don't think getting up there Friday is a bad idea. It will be pretty bright out there that whole weekend.
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I'm in. And would be up for camping whichever night you choose. This is a great idea.
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This sounds like so much fun! I am hitting Holy Cross with a club and already took time off for that...can't take off every Friday haha!
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This sounds like so much fun! I am hitting Holy Cross with a club and already took time off for that...can't take off every Friday haha!
Sure you can haha
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As for the saturday-Sunday thing I'm putting my time in tonight to he that off. Not sure if I can pull Friday but we will see.
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Ive never been to red cone. Is there anywhere to throw out a line and drown some worms?
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Ive never been to red cone. Is there anywhere to throw out a line and drown some worms?
You go by a little stream... but nothing worthy of fishing I wouldn't think.
We did RC in the middle of the night last year without a moon... I think I'd be up for going back with more light again!
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The night time photography opportunity should be pretty cool!
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The night time photography opportunity should be pretty cool!
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You know I'll have my camera and tri pod out
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Ive never been to red cone. Is there anywhere to throw out a line and drown some worms?
I wouldn't eat anything that comes out of any of the streams around Red Cone. I think most of them are too toxic to support fish life anyway.
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I wouldn't eat anything that comes out of any of the streams around Red Cone. I think most of them are too toxic to support fish life anyway.
From what? Aren't they all high mountain streams. If anything they would be the most pure water.
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There are some very tiny streams coming down from the top that look reasonably clear, but once they get down a little further they are either very red in color on the 285 side, or milky white on the Montezuma side. Lots of mining operations historically in that area and who knows what chemicals are present.

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