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by wjblazek
Thu Jan 11, 2024 11:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Request for Sisters Hut Report
Replies: 2
Views: 2254

Re: Request for Sisters Hut Report

I have done 2 trips to Sisters: Jan 2022 and Jan 2023. Both were great, 2 night trips. Sisters is a nice new modern hut with great views from large windows, very efficient wood burning stove, a great kitchen, and indoor composting toilets. Oh, don't forget something to wear in the sauna! It takes a ...
by wjblazek
Fri Dec 22, 2023 9:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P1
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P5

Sangree's - Emmelyn Winter route analysis As described above, presumably due to the newness of Emmelyn, there is no physical trail or path between these huts, only a GPX track. That track goes over the top of the 12,000' knob, between them. IMHO, a better route, especially for winter travel, could b...
by wjblazek
Fri Dec 22, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P1
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P4

Tues, 12/12 Rest and more scouting day. We slept in and decided to go back up and scout a better route around the North side of the 12,000' knob. We headed back up the broken trail to the meadow where we joined it yesterday. From there we headed more directly uphill and bearing a little more to the ...
by wjblazek
Fri Dec 22, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P1
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P3

Emmelyn is one of the newest huts in the 10th Mtn system and a state-of-the-art hut with beautiful architechure, high ceilings and big windows with fantastic views to the West and Southwest of the Sawatch range from Mt. Holy Cross to the North, all the way down South of Mt. Elbert. The big SW facing...
by wjblazek
Fri Dec 22, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P1
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Re: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P2

Mon 12/11 Since it's only ~2.5 mi, ~300' gain, ~700' loss to Emmelyn, we planned a late start, 11 AM, from Sangree's. We headed up the jeep road above and behind, North, of Sangree's. The road quickly leaves the trees, hits the open tundra and promptly disappears under the snow. Breaking trail, we m...
by wjblazek
Fri Dec 22, 2023 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P1
Replies: 4
Views: 3194

Dec 2023 Sangree's to Emmelyn Hut, with detailed route description; P1

This is a report for a December 10-13, 2023 trip from the standard Buckeye Gulch TH on Co Hwy 91 to Sangree M. Froelicher Hut for 1 night then on to Emmelyn Hut for 2 nights and back to Buckeye Gulch TH in 1 day. The main purpose of this report is to describe the route between Sangree's and Emmelyn ...
by wjblazek
Fri Dec 22, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P1
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P1

Had to get this from the main organizer of our group.
We used B-Line Xpress cause we know someone who works for them and
they got us a good deal.

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by wjblazek
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P1
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P3

Saturday we were up before 7 AM again and gone before 8:30 for another long day over to Jackal. Heading up the notch from the hut to the saddle North of Resolution was a little tricky due to the early season patchy snow conditions. Approaching the saddle, our lead snowshoer almost triggered a small ...
by wjblazek
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P1
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Re: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P2

We found the Blue Diamonded route across the road, back into the forest, following the diamonds over to the old Ptarmigan Mtn-Resolution Mtn roadbeds. Once on these roads it was a straightforward slog up to FH hut. Clouds moved in again with some on and off light snow. The last of us were at the hut...
by wjblazek
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P1
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

2023 TG Jay's to FH to Jackal Report-P1

This is a trip report for a 2023 Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, 11/23, to Sunday 11/26, trip from Vail Pass to SMI Jay's to Fowler-Hilliard to Jackal to Camp Hale. We had a strong group of 10 friends for this trip. 7 of the 10 were veteran's of a hut trip last TG and other hut trips. All were stron...
by wjblazek
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Broome Hut 12/20 & 21/2013
Replies: 0
Views: 20675

Broome Hut 12/20 & 21/2013

This was a routine trip to the new Broome hut with a group of friends and friends of friends. I had not been to this new hut yet so it was about time. I've stayed at all the other 10th Mtn huts except Broome and the other newest hut, Point Breeze. So that is the only one left to do. We had the whole...
by wjblazek
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Uncle Buds to Skinner – Thanksgiving 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 24167

Re: Uncle Buds to Skinner TR – TG 2013 - Sat-Sun

Saturday This was a rest day and everyone enjoyed it. We slept in and eventually most of us headed out up to Hagerman Pass to enjoy the views. 6 people, Matt, Joe, Chris, Jim, Katie and Mary went on to hike up to Divide Peak, North of the pass. The rest of us took our time going back to the hut to ...
by wjblazek
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Uncle Buds to Skinner – Thanksgiving 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 24167

Re: Uncle Buds to Skinner TR – TG 2013 - Fri Part 2

By ~11,200’ we were able to follow the BDs better and consistently and found the switchbacked route up the last major hill, toward the South and out of the drainage up to the Hagerman Pass road and on to the hut. But the snow was also deeper the higher we went slowing our progress even more. We fina...
by wjblazek
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Uncle Buds to Skinner – Thanksgiving 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 24167

Re: Uncle Buds to Skinner TR – TG 2013 - Fri - Part 1

Friday We were up early and gone from the hut by 8:15AM. We headed West and easily found the Bear Lake TH at the bottom of the hill below the hut. Our plan was to follow this West to the Colorado Trail and follow that SW all the way to the Timberline Lake TH at the West end of Turquoise Lake. We ha...
by wjblazek
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Uncle Buds to Skinner – Thanksgiving 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 24167

Uncle Buds to Skinner – Thanksgiving 2013

Intro This is a trip report of our hut trip on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday 11/28 – Sunday 12/1/2013. I had been organizing and planning this trip for several months. We ended up with a group of 12 strong CMCers on this trip, all with extensive backcountry experience: Bill, Sue, Kent, Nicolle, Ga...