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    TR: Sayres Peak, CO 13,738'

    Trip Date: April 19, 2007

    After meeting up with some Telluride friends at the trailhead, we started the slogging at 5 AM, trying to stay on the La Plata trail until we found ourselves in La Plata Gulch around sunrise. Once in the gulch, we left the trail and followed the stream straight up to the peak, despite the howling headwind and unseasonably cold temps.

    Approaching the peak. We booted up the obvious couloir splitting the summits and skied the shot directly off the lookers left summit.


    The Telluride guys kicking in the bootpack....


    The frontrangers bringing up the rear...


    Brrrrrr..... Pi and Eric on the Southwest summit.


    Huron(left) and Ice Mountain.


    Looking off the summit into La Plata gulch. Mt Elbert in background.


    Grizzly Peak and Snowmass in the background left.


    Mike skiing off the summit.


    Eric ripping it up.


    The other Eric making turns.



    The other Eric entering the crux choke.


    Eric taking a different path.


    Pi skiing out of the choke.


    Blasting out of the bottom.


    Getting ready to head out.


    Gunning out of La Plata Gulch.


    Overall, the skiing was pretty good and the ski out was very fast. A fun day all around.

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    What is it with all you people skiing in April? Don't you know it's spring?!

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    And that is how to introduce yourself on tgr. Nice TR, a friend of mine has been talking about that line for the last couple of weeks.

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    Im here to say well done and thanks for sharing. And to give you your first

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    Nice TR.....

    ...however I was looking for a big huck somewhere Ivana Huckalot.

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    freakin sweet!
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Nice! I remember looking at Sayers from La Plata last spring and admiring the lines off of it. Way to get it done!
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    Meh, not a 14'er. Try again.

    Anyone getting it done like you did is more than welcome here! Nice work and thanks for sharing.

    Someone please tell me that that line on the rock face in the peak lookers right goes. That makes me happy in the pants.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivana Huckalot View Post
    Huron(left) and Ice Mountain.
    "In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair." -Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERSQUID69 View Post
    I don't understand what you are talking about.
    That peak to the right of center - the big massive ROCK monolith. There's an obvious cleft/cooler running down the entire face just right of the peak. Does it go? Have people skied it? Imagining the possibility of skiing such a stellar line makes me happy in the pants - or in other words, I'm feeling like this just looking at it and would feel like this if anyone has skied it.

    That is what I am talking about.
    "In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes,) which nature cannot repair." -Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by powstash View Post
    That peak to the right of center - the big massive ROCK monolith. There's an obvious cleft/cooler running down the entire face just right of the peak. Does it go? Have people skied it? Imagining the possibility of skiing such a stellar line makes me happy in the pants - or in other words, I'm feeling like this just looking at it and would feel like this if anyone has skied it.

    That is what I am talking about.
    Maybe you should name it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powstash View Post
    That peak to the right of center - the big massive ROCK monolith. There's an obvious cleft/cooler running down the entire face just right of the peak. Does it go? Have people skied it? Imagining the possibility of skiing such a stellar line makes me happy in the pants - or in other words, I'm feeling like this just looking at it and would feel like this if anyone has skied it.

    That is what I am talking about.
    2nd from right is Ice Mountain, central line is the Refrigerator. another line might go as well lookers right. (this the line?)


    from summit post

    3rd from right is North Apostle. I dont know if the line goes, but if it does, its probably been skied:


    from summit post
    Last edited by HikeforTurns; 04-24-2007 at 10:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERSQUID69 View Post
    Maybe you should name it.
    Maybe you should shut the fuck up and quit your whining T.

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    A few more pics






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    first set of pics no workie...anyone else?

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    doesnt work for me either???

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    doesn't work on my comp either. Regrigerator couloir has always looked rad to me. When I climbed Huron, I was drooling the whole time looking at Ice/the apostles. I think iskibc may have a TR of the fridge. I hear it can have some nasty rockfall btw.

    awesome second set of pics! thought sayers looked sweet when I was up on plata.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HikeforTurns View Post
    2nd from right is Ice Mountain, central line is the Refrigerator. another line might go as well lookers right. (this the line?)
    The fridge be the one I was looking at. That looks like fun (and the one to the right looks spicy as well.

    Thanks HFT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son1cdeth View Post
    first set of pics no workie...anyone else?
    4th-ed

    Please fix the rex syndrome.

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    "A few more pics" - NICE!

    Would love to be able to see the other pics.
    "Can't vouch for him, though he seems normal via email."

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    Please fix! The last couple look $$$$$$$$$$$

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    Might have hit the photobucket.com bandwidth limit, if it's a free account.
    Change is good. You go first.

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    fixed the pics

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    Noice!!! I've wanted to get back up in there.

    Thanks for fixin the pics. Any beta on time frame & dist, aproach, lower level snow conditions, etc.?

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    The approach is pretty straightforward: Just follow the La Plata trail until you're staring at the peak. We left the car at 5am, got to the summit at 10:40, and returned to the car at 1pm. The snow was bulletproof from the car to the bottom of the couloir, which made the skinning and skiing out really easy.

    Really fun tour. Has the feel of a 14er.

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    Bump for radness. One of you Coloradans should go ski Ice mountain and do a TR. That would be sick and I would enjoy the pics thank you very much.
    "The skis just popped me up out of the snow and I went screaming down the hill on a high better than any heroin junkie." She Ra

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