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Gore Range July 4

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Offline steelfrog

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Gore Range July 4
« on: August 02, 2012, 02:25:30 PM »
So, to escape the heat, Barry and I and some of the Fam went to Vail and did some stuff up in the Gore Range, a gorgeous range that, despite it being July 4 week, was basically deserted.  Maybe these images can help some of you beat the heat!

An introduction to the Gores was canoeing on Piney Lake; the pointy peak back there is Peak C and the big peak on the left is the high point of the Gores, Mt. Powell, at 13,500+:



Here's Deluge Lake, at about 12k; Grand Traverse Peak to the upper right:



Me on the flanks of Grand Traverse Peak, a 13er, with The Grand Traverse behind and to the right; The Grand Traverse is one of the classic Colorado traverses, and is a ridge between the two 13ers Grand Traverse Peak and North Grand Traverse; it is visible from I-70 heading east out of Vail:



Barry on Grand Traverse Peak pointing down at The Grand Traverse; this is located near the southern end of the Gore range, so looking north here at Powell, Ripsaw Ridge, etc:



The traverse from Grand Traverse Peak to Valhalla--I also want to do the traverse from Valhalla to Snow:



Columbines on gully up to Valhalla/Grand Traverse saddle; Deluge Lake below; 13er Snow Peak behind:



Cool moth I found on the way up SW ridge of La Plata:



Bonus shot--about a week later, Barry and I went climbing/rappelling at Mineral Wells State Park, Texas:


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Offline sleepy

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Re: Gore Range July 4
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 02:59:33 PM »
Nice.  Good images.  Homero will be happy, I think.
It's never too late to be what you might have been-Geroge Elliot

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Gore Range July 4
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 03:31:45 PM »
Homero is a tough one to please for sure!

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: Gore Range July 4
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 03:34:05 PM »
Nice pics. Thanks for posting.

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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Gore Range July 4
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 03:07:06 PM »
Maybe these images can help some of you beat the heat!

An introduction to the Gores was canoeing on Piney Lake.....




That does seem refreshing...please tell me there were no annoying bugs as you paddled there.
OK, now tell me the truth?

Nice shots, great catch of that moth.  :eusa_clap:
Fort Worth

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Gore Range July 4
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 07:58:01 PM »
There were black flies on the trail, so we went with the canoe and no bugs!

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Offline homerboy2u

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Re: Gore Range July 4
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 10:34:16 PM »
No, not hard to please....just fed up, with the damned heat. Friggid temperatures, where are you?.

  Really nice pictures,Steely Machete Frog..... ;D
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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