24: November at Sandbeach Lake
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Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
24: November at Sandbeach Lake on 11/14/2009 23:21:24 MST Print View

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David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"24: November at Sandbeach Lake" on 11/14/2009 23:53:46 MST Print View

Excellent trip report. This Kahtoola Microspikes look cool, I have YakTrax I use on my Sorrels for clomping around in the snow, but those look great for winter walks.

Do you know the high and low temps?

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: "24: November at Sandbeach Lake" on 11/15/2009 00:17:20 MST Print View

Hi David,

Yeah, I like the Microspikes a lot. For me, they have the best balance between durability, weight and performance of all the traction devices that I've used.

Good question about the high and low temps. I didn't carry a thermometer, so I don't really know precisely. But I just checked Snotel for the night I was out and their sensor in Wild Basin at 9,560' recorded a low of 25F. I was camped about 700' higher. Normally, I figure the temps drop about 3F for each 1000' of elevation gain, so the low was probably around 23F at Sandbeach Lake. I don't even want to know what the wind chill was. ;-) The Snotel sensor recorded highs of 44F and 46F for the two days I was out.

Edited by Dondo on 11/15/2009 00:20:01 MST.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: 24: November at Sandbeach Lake on 11/24/2009 22:11:41 MST Print View

Dondo,
You take so many great trips. Thanks for sharing.
Tom