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    Default made it to the summit yea! 11/28 lions head trail update

    I wade it to the summit at 12:40 on 11/28 the climb was exhausting lol if you've never climbed it. Over all the trail (lions head) was in pretty good shape some small sections of ice (crampons or microspikes needed) I had screw boots and wished for spikes. The alpine zone was very rocky and snow depth at times were calf deep. It felt like the summit would never appear lol I was in a freezing fog bank for the entire hike through the alpine zone. I finally made it and found the visitor center breeze way where I rested. The winds and freezing fog made it very draining lol god for I wished the train to come pick me up it was about 6 degrees on top but with the wind it was more lik 10-20 below.
    Over all it was fun and I will summit again hopefully in warmer weather. Told ya id do it lol.
    Jamie

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    Nice!

    Good on ya. Welcome to the club. I'm jealous, it sounds like it was a great day on the rockpile.

    Joe.
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    Congrats on summiting. Lions Head can kick ya butt. Have you seen the cameras today? Looks like a really nice day to be on the summit.

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    Congrats on making it to the top! Despite being exhausting, I bet it was worth it.
    Bob

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    Congratulations on the summit accomplishment! Here is what your day looked like.

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    Default my gps route map

    Thank you all.. This is the first of the 48 4000 footers lol 47 to go wahoo
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...76818&t=h&z=14


    Here is a link for my gps route map with sign and bridge markers.

    Let me know if this link works.
    Jamie

    ps i know today and tomorrow look great to bad for work today lol

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    congrads on your summit, you should be very proud to make a summit in those conditions..... welcome to the club!

    Just out of curiosity how did the trail / snow conditions look below tree line.... is it getting to the point of waist deep postholing if you step of trail yet, or is it not quite filled in that deep yet???
    ( asking cause I'm heading up to do some climbing in a couple of weeks)
    Last edited by smithtim; 11-29-2010 at 10:53 PM.
    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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    BTW if you are looking for a your next 4000er maybe look at Mt Flume ( my personal favorite with Liberty springs descent as a loop) as it's a little steeper that Lion's head but not to much steeper, also mt. adams by kings ravine is about the same.
    Or if you're looking for something way steeper take a look at Shoestring Gully over by Mt Webster ( you'll defintley want a 2nd tool for that, if not ropes & screws).... here's there write ups

    http://www.summitpost.org/mount-flume/150542

    http://www.summitpost.org/king-ravine-trail/164794

    http://www.summitpost.org/shoestring-gully/168328
    'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"

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    Hey tim to answer your question about trail cond below tree line.

    The tuck ravine trail to the lions head split had about 1-2 inches of snow mostly packed by walking with mild spots of ice. and on the lions head tail it was about the same maybe 2-3 inches of snow with 3-4 spots of ice above the stairs i had screw boots and my grip was marginal. I would recc. either microspikes or smaller crampons.

    Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by vettechjamie View Post
    Thank you all.. This is the first of the 48 4000 footers lol 47 to go wahoo
    Congrats! Looking to get my first MW winter climb in this year. Be very careful with starting to count the peaks! Its a very slippery trail. I've finally given in to the temptation and checked off #7 & 8 two weekends ago. A little tougher having to drive 12 hours just to get to the trail first.
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