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neek
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PostFri Nov 01, 2019 9:47 am 
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Did Fifth of July Mountain via Basalt Ridge on Halloween.  A few notes if you plan on heading there this weekend:

- road is in good shape but bring a saw in case more trees fall
- snow begins at 5000 ft or so
- snowshoes would have helped
- you really do have to drop 1000 ft to get around Rampart.  don't try to outsmart the trail
- larches are past prime but needles are still attached
- 5th of July S ridge is a walk-up

As a result of much tedious postholing I got back way after dark, but at least got to watch the sunset from up high.

through my sunglasses, just for fun
through my sunglasses, just for fun
S side of Devil's Smokestack
S side of Devil's Smokestack
5th of July
5th of July
Rampart
Rampart
Nearing summit
Nearing summit
Summit view
Summit view
Summit view
Summit view
N side of Devil's Smokestack
N side of Devil's Smokestack
Dakobed sunset
Dakobed sunset
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GaliWalker
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PostFri Nov 01, 2019 12:06 pm 
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Beautiful photos, especially the very first one.

I love that hike! One of my favorite ridge walks; the views are spectacular in both directions.

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RichP
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PostFri Nov 01, 2019 3:36 pm 
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Looking good. The weather has been great for fall hiking.
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PostFri Nov 01, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Nice photos, including the one you took through sunglasses!
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PostMon Nov 04, 2019 9:41 am 
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My thoughts exactly during my hike on Sat - "snowshoes would have been helpful"
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