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Old 09-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Harvest Moon on Berthoud Pass

First time to actually explore up there. We got to the parking lot before sunrise and headed up to summit Mt. Flora 13,146 feet. It was fucken cold, I had ice on my jacket most of the hike from drips off my water tube; the dogs didn't seem to notice.

Pretty mellow class 1 hike, but I haven't done shit all summer, time to get the gears goin......

I was really suprised to see some tiny ice fields surviving after all the rain.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mt Flora is nice. I haven't gone out that way in a couple of Winters. There is some good riding off of it. Actually, Corn Dog Death is located off of the shoulder of Flora. Sweet path through the trees that is cleared by an occasional avalanche every 5-10 years or something like that. The trees in the slide path get big enough to maybe being 4-6 inches in diameter and get snapped off by the avalanche. So you have punji sticks sticking out of the snow ready to turn you into a human corn dog if you fall. That section is something like 50 yards long. Yeah don't fall.

The bowls are nice in the spring too. The main problems is it is a long hike out there and the exit is a terrain trap. So for one run, I can get three on the West side. Still, I do like to go out that way every now and then. It tends to be a good spot during a dry spell actually.
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Absolutely agree, being outdoors while full moon is great. Some of the most restoring moments I remember are when hacking through white woods from fresh fallen snow under moonlight.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pretty cool, I love the mountains at night with the full moon.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well i spent a few days down in Denver and still hate the city and traffic. It will be nice to look off my patio at the mtn under the moonlight
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