TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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Kerry
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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@ Dan, LOL :D
For those still looking for a line, I posted some ideas in the Snow Reports section.
For next year, I'm thinking of organizing a rando race from TSV to Red River (11-mi), or return (22-mi). What's the level of interest for both racers and organizers?
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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I think a rando race would be excellent. I would love to keep in touch about that idea
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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Thanks, JBobb for the comment. I believe there were 12 people from Abq-SF area who registered in the Grand Traverse (Crested Butte-Aspen 40-miler)--a serious rando race. Tessa's (SF) usually draws maybe 60-80 racers including the kids. I think rando racing is growing in popularity. Someone involved with the Colorado COSMIC series of races has offered to help set up a Taos area race thinking it would appeal to those in Durango-Monarch-C Springs area. I made initial contact with the Forest Service. Appears we need a course that avoids the Wilderness Study Area. I plan to look at that boundary and thereafter pursue a permit. Anyone interested in organizing or competing in such an event, please PM me with contact info for future discussion, planning, picking of dates, charity benefit, etc.
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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Hey Kerry, depending on when, I'd be interested in helping you scout the course.
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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scotthsu wrote:Hey Kerry, depending on when, I'd be interested in helping you scout the course.
I'd be in on helping organize. I pressume it would be a spring event? What course route are you contemplating, BoftheW-Gold Hill-Pioneer creek?
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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Dan, I need to check the Wilderness Study Area boundary, as NF Ranger is not willing to permit an event within the study area, which is on track for becoming wilderness. Unfortunately, this will rule out a course that goes over Gold Hill, which I would love to see. I think something along the lines of Twinings Trail to Bull of Woods yurt, then cross-country to a point roughly a mile downstream from Goose Lake, then a little right turn along an old road for a little, then through a small saddle south of Black Mountain, and along an old road near ridgeline to Red River ski area, and return, or vehicle return.
If the vision dwindles to just a few friends on a race that isn't advertised, but could be announced, then the Wilderness route is available. Just can't have organized competition in the Wilderness Study Area.
I think mid-winter through early April would have dependable conditions on this route. The route I described has very little avi hazard. (Nordic skiers might have advantage.)
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This is a great idea Kerry, I'm down to help any way I can:)
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Another (last of the season?) snow report. North side of Frazer Mountain yesterday. Snowpack 0-20" isothermal Springlike snow consisting of .5-1cm diameter granuals. Variable coverage. No visible/audible signs of instabilities. Temps low 60's winds west 5-15mph.
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Re: TSV/Wheeler Peak Region

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JBella wrote:Another (last of the season?) snow report. North side of Frazer Mountain yesterday. Snowpack 0-20" isothermal Springlike snow consisting of .5-1cm diameter granuals. Variable coverage. No visible/audible signs of instabilities. Temps low 60's winds west 5-15mph.
That hilarious J.
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