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Hey David -

I'm going to be in your lovely berg the 7th through the 12th or 13th. I'm tied up over the weekend... any potential for your taking a weekday to search out some turns on St. Mary's Glacier or some other snow-choked venue of your choice?

MG
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Bad timing!

It doesn't look good, Sue- I have a non-clinical day on Friday the 7th, but I have a presentation to the IRB that I cannot miss (and cannot get anyone else to give in my place); I am in the OR on Monday 11th and flying to Seattle on the 12th. No chance for Sunday?

David
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It doesn't look good, Sue- I have a non-clinical day on Friday the 7th, but I have a presentation to the IRB that I cannot miss (and cannot get anyone else to give in my place); I am in the OR on Monday 11th and flying to Seattle on the 12th. No chance for Sunday?

David
Fortunately for MTB, unfortunately for TAY, I'm in a 2-day bike clinic Sat and Sunday.

Sounds like our flex time isn't flexing together this round anyway... we'll try again next time thru.
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Hi Sue- I saw the pictures of your new ride- pretty impressive (even though all I know about are road bikes). Evidently there has already been snow above 11,000 ft (although I think it quickly melted out). I think I may take a chance and climb this Sunday and bank on September TAY towards the end of the month. I'm thinking of either Longs (if my friend Harry is available) or the Sawtooth between Bierdstadt and Evans (http://www.summitpost.org/route/156924/sawtooth.html).
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Hi Sue- I saw the pictures of your new ride- pretty impressive (even though all I know about are road bikes). Evidently there has already been snow above 11,000 ft (although I think it quickly melted out). I think I may take a chance and climb this Sunday and bank on September TAY towards the end of the month. I'm thinking of either Longs (if my friend Harry is available) or the Sawtooth between Bierdstadt and Evans (http://www.summitpost.org/route/156924/sawtooth.html).
Oh, man I'm jealous, have always wanted to do the Sawtooth. You'll have to post a TR. Are you guys going to shuttle that or ?

Just looking at it makes me think I should consider making that my hike when I'm in CO. I was thinking of bagging a 14er but that looks like so much more fun.

I'm assuming you've done Kelso Ridge on Torreys? That's a fun one, although I'd guess that the top of Dead Dog Couloir is probably pretty sketch this time of year. There was snow there when I did it.
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If we go we will shuttle (traverse from Bierstadt to Evans). Looks pretty cool, doesn't it? Kelso Ridge is great (did that 2 years ago), as is Dead Dog Couloir. I climbed Dead Dog about 3 years ago in May, but didn't have my skis (we descended via the standard route). It's not only steep (50 degrees at top), but pretty narrow at a couple of points. When we were climbing 3 people on teles and their dog came down- there wasn't a huge amount of room to pass!! It is possibly climbable after June, but the rock fall makes it dangerous, and probably kind of unpleasant- it doesn't hold enough snow in summer. Prime time for climbing and for a ski descent is late April to late May most years to account for avy risk and snow stability, and I think even for just climbing spring is safest. There's a great description in Haddad's guide book and Dawson's and Roach's, too.
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