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PostSubject: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:58 pm

So we were looking for a fun day out with a little bit of everything and that meant leaving the dogs at home. The Brainard Lake area has a lot of high 12ers and low 13ers but it is filled with fun rock scrambles and class 3 hiking, things the dogs are either good at or not. and in this case they would not have done well with the route we took.
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We headed up to Mt. Toll that sits at 12,979ft, we had just about a 3,000 ft elevation gain and the RT took just under 7hrs and we did about 7.9miles.
on to the fun pics!


lots of wildflowers


heading up to the lake


our summit is behind the clouds


found nessy!


Eddy looking over the lake


Mt. Toll on the right, into the snow we go


taking the fun way up


Me


found this guy still sleeping


and this giant bee!


looking back at the lake after the rock section


summit is closer now


Summit!!!


found this on our way back down


Fav. pic of the season so far Smile


these guys were following us, marmots


back to the lake

and some video of us glissading again! we got to do 2 sections. had an ice ax with me this time to help.


my view!


Eddy heading down after me

till our next adventure!

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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Those are amazing pix!!!!! Wow!! Thats so cool!! What was the nessi one though? Lol is that just a glare or something lol?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:10 pm

it was a chunk of ice sticking up that totally reminded me of all those loch ness monster pictures Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:20 pm

@jbealer wrote:
it was a chunk of ice sticking up that totally reminded me of all those loch ness monster pictures Wink

Omg it really does lol!!!! Watch someone is going to google that image and next thing you know its going to be on all the conspriacy sites lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:59 pm

Haha, Eric too funny but true.

Jenn,

It looked amazing. So glissading is sliding on ice on your butt? Never knew it was called that, as kids we would sled and get our paths all iced up and then we would go down on our butts, slick as snot, lol, and so much fun. Thanks for sharing your amazing adventures.
Took Miya out last night it was nice and cool, air had a fresh scent, from the rain. Saw a young deer, she watched us and we watched her for a few minutes and then we continued on.
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:30 am

Great columbine pix!
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:46 am

Everything is so beautiful!

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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:57 am

Stunning pics as usual Jenn - have you thought of putting together a coffee table book of photo essays?
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:50 pm

Very nice pictures!!
It reminds me a lot of Greenland!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:06 am

it is so beautifull there.. i love your north american mountains  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:33 am

You and Eddy REALLY love IPW, don't you? Smile It's a lovely area, I explored the Hessie TH a whole bunch when I first moved to CO. I just did a backpacking trip in the Pawnee Pass/Crater Lake area a few weeks ago, it's pretty up there. Unfortunately it's so far away from me now.

Have you done any scrambly 14ers? I did Tour d'Abyss (Bierstadt East Ridge + Sawtooth + Mt. Evans) a couple of weeks ago, it is a really fun class 3 route up a couple 14ers, one of the only handful in the Front Range. I highly recommend it if you like scrambly stuff and haven't done it already. I have plans to do Longs Peak Grand Slam next year, I just need to get into better shape first...

Fortunately, I quite my weekend job with GoLite a few weeks ago, so now I have more time on weekends to do stuff. Shoot me a message if you and Eddy ever want to take me on one of your adventures.
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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:27 pm

Polar, I will keep you posted Smile not sure what we have planned in the coming weeks
we like IPW because its not on I-70 and its fun!
We did longs via the keyhole 2yrs ago, it was fun. i hear the route is unstable after the floods last yr though. i have done bierstadt and evans all ready but not sawtooth. mt of the holy cross via halo ridge is a fun scramble to.
The Citadel was a fun scramble but its a 13er.

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PostSubject: Re: Hiking without Dogs- Mt. Toll, CO   Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:15 pm

I don't do a lot of scrambly routes since I want to spend more time hiking with Polar, so when I do go scrambling, I want to get the most bam out of my buck. Longs Grand Slam includes Longs plus the four 13ers surrounding it: Meeker, Pagoda, Storm, and Mt Lady Washington. It has a lot of class 3 terrain, so it sounds perfect. The Citadel is one peak I want to do too, but I want to link it up with Pettingell east ridge, and there is one bit of class 5 stuff between Citadel and Pettingell that I'm not so sure about.
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