Re: [hr100] Photos of HRH Course
- Left Ouray at 6:30am with pm storm warnings in mind, heading for Virginius.
At Sydney/Governor junction was passed by Dave Horton & friend who showed me the short-cut over to upper Virginius Rd. that was under snow. Without hesitation Horton & friend strapped on crampons at the Virginius Mine dump and went straight up the snow-field and disappeared over the Pass. They were going to Imogene following the ridges cross-country as directly as possible. This was a training hike for Dave who will be running the Colorado Trail south from Denver starting July 4th.
The melting is accelerating, but I still don't dare the climb to the pass without mountaineering gear. Got back down to Governor aid-station site just as the rain started. Joe's comments are right on.
From: Charles Thorn <thorncha@...>
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Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 5:02:22 PM
Subject: [hr100] Photos of HRH Course
Anyone wanting to see the actual conditions on the course must go to
Joe Lea's videos. These photos are much better than the
looooooooooooong briefing will be.
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Governor Basin Conditions
Posted by: "Joseph Lea" <mailto:joelea@gmail. com?Subject=
Re%3AGovernor% 20Basin%20Condit ions> joelea@gmail. com
<http://profiles. yahoo.com/ jdlea> jdlea
Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:59 am (PDT)
I made the trip from Ouray up to Virginius yesterday. There's a little
bit of snow up in Governor Basin that is covering the road in places
and then a bit more as you get up to the Virginius Mine dump. I posted
a few videos here ->
<http://weezyl. blogspot. com/2009/ 06/ouray- to-virginius- on-hardrock- course.html>http://weezyl. blogspot. com/2009/ 06/ouray- to-virginius- on-hardrock- course.html
chapel hill, nc
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