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Garrett M
(GarrettM) - F
What to do after graduation? on 03/27/2011 18:31:11 MDT Print View

I was planning on climbing Mt. Rainier, but all the reputable guide services are already booked. I was thinking of maybe hiking in Estes Park, but would really like to climb a mountain. Just looking for suggestions. I graduate May 7 and would like to do a 7 day trip.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: What to do after graduation? on 03/27/2011 18:38:44 MDT Print View

Climb some 14er's in Colorado?

Erik Danielsen
(er1kksen) - F

Locale: The Western Door
14ers on 03/27/2011 20:13:10 MDT Print View

According to my highly developed astronumeropharmocological divining algorithms, since you graduate on the 7th, and you want to do a 7-day trip, and 7+7=14, if you do anything BUT climb some 14ers in CO you will probably be cornered by a pack of 21 mountain goats and gored until disfigured. Specifically, for best luck, you should climb exactly 3.5 14ers. Yes, you should either add a 7000-foot peak or just climb halfway up an extra 14er. That'll make sure you don't get struck by lightning or anything.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: What to do after graduation? on 03/27/2011 20:40:09 MDT Print View

Climb Mount Adams, Mount Saint Helens, or the South Sister.

All are technically just walks up, but nice scenery. You probably need to go with someone that's somewhat experienced.

Climb Mount Whitney - that's supposed to be pretty easy.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: What to do after graduation? on 03/27/2011 20:49:16 MDT Print View

"Climb Mount Whitney - that's supposed to be pretty easy."

May 7 is too early for Whitney unless you are experienced on snow and ice. Normal hikers don't go up there much before July 1, and August 1 is much more common.

--B.G.--

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: What to do after graduation? on 03/27/2011 20:53:12 MDT Print View

Ohhh - May 7

That would be a good time to climb any of the Cascade volcanoes - better weather but still plenty of snow so you don't get hit by rockfall.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: What to do after graduation? on 03/27/2011 21:49:39 MDT Print View

"May 7 is too early for Whitney unless you are experienced on snow and ice. [Non-technical] hikers don't go up there much before July 1, and August 1 is much more common."

+1.