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  1. #1
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    TR: Double Feature: Mt. Quandary, Sniktau sunrise

    Who: Mike M., Me
    Where: Cristo Coulior
    When: 5/8/09
    Why: Insatiable need to pet snugly Quandary dog.
    Route: East Ridge to Summit. Down via Cristo Coulior. Return by way of Blue Lakes Road




    The necessary cute puppy shot.


    Looking south towards Democrat, I think.


    Top of the Cristo.


    The roadblock is coming in nicely.








    Looking back up the Cristo.


    Basin to the south of Quandary.


    The road still provides excellent transport on skis there is snow at least 2/5 of the way down. Unless you have the misfortune of snowboarding.



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    Who: Mike M., Ethan (Tough_Goseys_Roommate_(TGR)), Lindsay, Me
    Where: Mt. Sniktau
    When: 5/11/09
    Why: After a fierce night of playing D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) we were way too pumped up to sleep.
    Route: Top of Loveland pass to summit along ridgeline. Down via southeast bowl. Return along long winding, partially melted stream.










    Chick Magnet






    Grizzly


    Tough_Goseys_Roommate_(TGR)


    Looking back up.


    Lindsay


    Mike M. The snow and skiing through the lower aprons/bowls was schweet, basically all the way down to the creek.

    The route out down Kearney Gulch proved to be interesting. Me and Ethan made it out quite quickly, while the snow was still hard at 7:30, skiing to within 200 yards of the road with little hassle. However, our unfortunate snowboarder friend took an extra 1.5 hrs navigating the rotten creek bed not recommended.

  2. #2
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    freakin sweet, but what was all this crap about skiing doing in this D&DR

    PS. I have more manna than you!!!

  3. #3
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    Solid work on both peaks!

  4. #4
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    Nice work! Skied cristo yesterday and a week ago yesterday and holy shit is the snow receding fast. The road is open almost all the way to the dam so I'd shuttle a car if you can.

    -edit: Oh yeah and that's Horton the Quandary Dog. Bring a tennis ball next time and you've got a friend for life.
    Last edited by Fritz; 05-11-2009 at 10:48 PM.

  5. #5
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    good stuff, skiied sniktau in april. Great mountain with very little hiking effort involved.

  6. #6
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    Cristo, one of my favs! Nice!
    Have fun or get hurt bad. "MFT" A.K.A. Dr. Doom

    There are but three true sports--bullfighting, mountain climbing, and motor-racing. The rest are merely games. "Ernest Hemingway"

  7. #7
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    niiiiice! good snow conditions this last weekend. i might go after christo this saturday

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Records View Post

    It's interesting that GoogleEarth lables Clear Creek as Bard Creek.....
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    i looked at it and google labels it as clear creek just to the immediate left and right of the above image... just bard creek right there from the tunnel to bakerville weird

  10. #10
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    I wish I could have had a day as nice as that - Great TR. You have to remember the priorities on Quandry though - Horton OWNS the mountain, and you are his guest. You did the right thing though and put his picture in the report, which will move you a couple of turns up the wheel of karma to true enlightenment (the next incarnation of Horton).

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