LOJ LCW PEAK DASH

LOJ LCW PEAK DASH

Postby DSunwall » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:32 pm

September 27th 2008

Platte River Mountains and the Kenosha Mountains.

Start at Long Gulch Trailhead 5:30 am

11 ranked peaks and 3 unranked, 27 miles and 8500'.

Camp at the TH the night before, have a carb loading dinner either at camp or before arriving. The camp is then set up for our late return the next day, eat a good recovery dinner, steak or whatever. beers are generally involved but only a few as everyone is ready to crash. Sunday morning we all cook a big breakfast, bacon bacon bacon, pancakes, eggs. The full experience is a lot of fun.

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Postby DSunwall » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:33 pm

Signed up:
1. John Kirk
2. Dwight Sunwall
3. Bob Dawson
4. Pete Krzanowsky
5. Keith Bershader
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7. Jeremy Hakes
8. Greg Hakes
9. Erin Sadelko
10. Derrill Rogers
11. Jill Salva
12. Ryan Kowalski
13. Jeff Valliere
14. Allison
15. Dave Hale - depart early
16. Shep
17.
18. Kevin Baker
19. Patrick Lilly - CFTG - depart early


Maybes;
Tim Worth
Forrest Thornily - Colorado Climber
Pete Krzanowsky
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Postby petekrz » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:20 pm

Dwight,

Thanks for putting this together and including so many of us in it.

As for the camping, how large is the campground? Do you think we'll have any issues getting enough campsites?

Looking forward to it......especially the breakfast the following morning.....hmmmm.....bacon.

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Postby DSunwall » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:51 pm

camping may be a problem, especially since it is only a trailhead. :shock:

I do know there are plenty of informal camping spots in the area.
Hopefully everyone is ok with basic car camping, no toilets, no picnic tables. Everyone will of course practice basic camping protocol, bury all waste properly, try not to trample too much of the plant life, no trash left behind, etc.

Bring your own table, chairs, and stoves. We might work on a community fire if it seems reasonable at the time. Maybe in the middle of the parking area.
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Postby DSunwall » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:51 am

Bob Dawson says, "Not sure why camping at Long Gulch will be any problem whatsoever. If we saw any FS folks back there I'd drop over dead from shock!" Boob

Bob is pretty familiar with Long Gulch TH.
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Postby petekrz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:15 am

I hear you....I'm surprised whenever I actually see a FS employee out in the field.

That is good to hear about the camping. I've never been to the TH.....so I wasn't sure what to expect.
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Postby Jeremy Hakes » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:15 pm

DSunwall wrote:camping may be a problem, especially since it is only a trailhead. :shock:

I do know there are plenty of informal camping spots in the area.
Hopefully everyone is ok with basic car camping, no toilets, no picnic tables. Everyone will of course practice basic camping protocol, bury all waste properly, try not to trample too much of the plant life, no trash left behind, etc.

Bring your own table, chairs, and stoves. We might work on a community fire if it seems reasonable at the time. Maybe in the middle of the parking area.


WHAT!?! I don't know, Dwight. That whole thing seems a little primitive to me. :-D
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Postby DSunwall » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:41 am

I'm sure many of you are wondering how 15 people are going to manage that many miles as a group.

A few guidelines that might help keep the pace.

If one person stops that doesn't mean everyone has to stop. Most breaks for clotheing changes, piss stops, whatever, will be on an individual basis. I think you will find that in the end it will all even out.

I suspect although it doesn't have to be, that several groups will form.

It will be expected that everyone has a map & compass (gps a big plus) and knows where they are at all times and knows how to get back to the trailhead. The way the route is layed out it will be easy for anyone who feels they can't make the entire distance to shortcut back. Keep in mind that it most likely it will be a dark finish.
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Postby Ryan Kowalski » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:13 am

All right! Since it's been moved to the 27th, you can move my name from the maybe to the definite column. 27 miles will be quite an interesting experience...I wonder how far I make it before I wuss out? :oops:
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Postby John Kirk » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:32 pm

I was wondering if radios would make sense - kind of don't want to because of the extra weight (albeit rather insignificant).

Then, there's the question of water - is there a good known spot to fill up some bottles in between peaks? I know I'll need at least 5 liters to finish the whole thing, and carrying more than 3 becomes a hindrance.
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Postby DSunwall » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:40 am

that thought came up for me this weekend as well. I am pretty sure there is water in Craigs creek between Peak X and No Payne, see aerial. We might have to carry a few filters. I will try to verify the existance of water there.

radios may be useful if people want to bring them, I don't own any, yet.
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Postby DSunwall » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:27 am

It will be cooler the end of this month, so one gallon may be enough water, that may be practical to carry the distance. We hiked the Kenosha mtns section a couple of years ago on Oct. 14th, there was some snow at that time.
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Postby DSunwall » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:42 am

2 maybes moved up the list to "IN" Jeff Dave and Allison

Jeff asked for a GPS route, I will make one next week and make it available for upload.
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Postby DSunwall » Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:51 pm

David Alteiro is in.
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Postby cftbq » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:31 pm

OK; put me in the "maybe" category. I have some scheduling issues to work out, but would love to give it a try. (I'll definitely be in the "slow" group.)
Where can I find directions to the TH? Can I get all the way there in my low-clearance 2WD vehicle?
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