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3 nights in the Weminuche Wilderness
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Kevin Newton
(drninja) - F

Locale: Austin, TX
3 nights in the Weminuche Wilderness on 07/29/2009 21:54:18 MDT Print View

Some buddies and I are going to do a 3 night trip in Colorado on August 9-12 and we'd like to check out the Weminuche Wilderness or one of the surrounding areas. None of us have been to this area of Colorado before. We'd like to climb pretty high but we aren't looking to do any 14ers (at least it's not part of the plan). Also, I'm a hammocker so I'd prefer some trees!

If any of you guys have had good experiences with any of the loops in the area, the advice would be very much appreciated! This will be my first time to visit Colorado in the summer and I'm looking forward to it.

Edited by drninja on 07/29/2009 21:55:27 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
3 nights in the Weminuche Wilderness on 07/29/2009 22:11:10 MDT Print View

I'd like to do that just so I could learn to pronounce "Weminuche".

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: 3 nights in the Weminuche Wilderness on 07/30/2009 07:36:11 MDT Print View

wem en ooch (equal emphasis, ignore the final 'e')

Edited by greg23 on 07/30/2009 07:43:00 MDT.

Tony Vails
(pro_out) - F
weminuche on 08/06/2009 17:50:20 MDT Print View

You might consider the Pine River/Flint Creek semi loop.
42.1 miles +5,342ft,-5452ft. They say 5-6 days but I have done it solo in 2. Just depends on your pace. Very good fishing on the Pine if your into that.

John Bingham
(bikerbing) - F

Locale: Western Colorado
3 nights in the Weminuche on 08/06/2009 19:04:19 MDT Print View

The Ute Creek semiloop is a nice 4 day/3 night trip. Hike Ute Creek (trailhead is just above Rio Grande Resevoir) to Middle Ute Creek to CDT to West Ute Creek and back down Ute Creek. 26 miles.