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Alto Diablo Peak via 'Duct Tape Ridge,' Jan 17 2015

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Alto Diablo Peak via 'Duct Tape Ridge,' Jan 17 2015  Reply with quote

The toughest hike I've done in a while. The 26 lb pack at the trailhead and using snowshoes on a 30%+ grade made for a tiring day.

My trip report and the rest of the photos can be seen here:
Alto Diablo Peak via 'Duct Tape Ridge' Trip Report, Jan 17 2015  

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great trip report thnx.

I'm always on the fence with snowshoes. Used to prefer skiis for everything, but now me older, less skilled. Snowshoes likely safer.

How much did they help on this hike? Did you feel you needed them? Same question applies to crampons. Seems most of the time better off just with boots/ crampons only when icy early AM...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sewellymon wrote:
Great trip report thnx.

I'm always on the fence with snowshoes. Used to prefer skiis for everything, but now me older, less skilled. Snowshoes likely safer.

How much did they help on this hike? Did you feel you needed them? Same question applies to crampons. Seems most of the time better off just with boots/ crampons only when icy early AM...


Thanks!

Above 9.4k, I'd say the snowshoes were necessary. Since the snow was so powdery, I was sinking in mid-shin sometimes, even with the snowshoes.

I probably could've gotten by with just microspikes on the way up. On the way down, I got a bit off the established route and ran into some steeper terrain. I was happy that I had the longer spikes on the K10s.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Geek. Nice to know that there is snow out there somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!

Saturday on Chartlon there was 1 ft + of fresh powder. I will post a trip report soon.
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