[Cdt-l] staying on the divide

Tony Mason tony at greyrock.org
Mon Mar 11 11:08:28 CDT 2013


Trew,
Thanks for the help re- Mount Zirkel. I see that the west and east faces
are definitely class 5 descents. The north looked a little more gradual but
sounds like that was just wishful thinking.
Tony

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Doug Carlson <doug-sue at centurylink.net>wrote:

> If you go to the summit of Mt Zirkel from Red Dirt Pass you will find that
> the back side (western side I believe) is a straight drop down, down,
> down....   You get the idea.  Going over Red Dirt Pass is  a very scenic
> hike.  I have looked at my maps and contemplated the same route. That is a
> very nice area.****
>
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>
> -Trew****
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> *From:* cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:
> cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net] *On Behalf Of *Tony Mason
> *Sent:* Monday, March 11, 2013 7:22 AM
> *To:* cdt-l at backcountry.net
> *Subject:* [Cdt-l] staying on the divide****
>
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> As we all know the CDT at times strays far from the actual geographic
> divide.  There are a couple of places on the section hike I am doing this
> summer that look like it would be fun to deviate from the official trail
> and stay on the divide itself:****
>
>  ****
>
> North of Lost Ranger Peak in the Zirkel Wilderness. Stay east at the
> junction with North Lake trail.  Go up Gold Creek to Red Dirt Pass. Cross
> country over Mount Zirkel along the ridge then down to 7 Lakes. Then take
> trail west back to the CDT. The crux looks like the north face of Mount
> Zirkel. Has anyone done this route (or something similar) and can give me
> some first hand knowledge?****
>
>  ****
>
> The WInds. There appear to be lots of options for staying high. What ones
> would folks recommend?****
>
>  ****
>
> I appreciate the wisdom of those who've gone before.****
>
> Looking forward to this summer,****
>
> Tony****
>
>  ****
>
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>
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> Robert Anthony Mason MD****
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> Windsor Family Clinic PC****
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> 4630 Royal Vista 7****
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> Windsor, CO 80521****
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> 970-530-0575****
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Windsor, CO 80521
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