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01-30-2007, 02:26 PM #1Registered User
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Hut-to-Hut-to-Hut This Thursday Through Sunday
Leadville to Aspen (Uncle Bud's, Skinner, Betty Bear)
I am trying to sell two (2) last-minute open spots on a four-day hut trip between Leadville and Aspen. This is an amazing opportunity for a last minute trip for anyone who can take Thursday and Friday off from work. My brother Mark and I are pretty modest skiers and the trip is not technically difficult, but it involves a lot of travel and crosses the continental divide. The cost is $120 per spot including transportation or $90 without transportation (you may purchase one or both), and the spots are offered on a first come, first served basis. If we have not sold both of these spots by this Wednesday afternoon, we will entertain pro-rated offers for one or two nights.
This is a 4 day 3 night trip that starts in Leadville and ends in Aspen. The days will run approximately 7 miles and several thousand feet of elevation change, so it is a somewhat rigorous journey. Also the third day crosses the continental divide at Hagerman Pass (11,925 ft), so there may be some weather related complications (WIND). If you are travelling with Mark and I, the trip will require skis or splitboard (not snowshoes) and beacons which can all be rented from bent gate in golden. You may pool for food with us or provide your own. This will require two business days off of work (Thursday and Friday).
February 1-4, 2007
Thursday morning we will be driving from Boulder to Leadville where we leave our car with the owner of the Hostel there. Then "Wild Bill", as he calls himself will drive us to the trail head at Turquoise lake, just outside Leadville. We will travel to and spend the night at Uncle Bud's Hut. Then Friday we will travel to and overnight at Skinner Hut. Then Saturday we will cross the divide and overnight at Betty Bear hut. Then Sunday we will ski out and "Wild Bill" will meet us at a trail head outside Aspen and drive us back to our car in Leadville and we can drive home. Here is a link to the 10th mountain division huts where you can get info on the route and each hut.
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