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    [QUOTE=Dogwood;2129714]
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    ..If you are in good shape, 21+ miles/day is do able even without the food catches. Food catches are going to take about a day or two to set up and get back to Denver. That is time you could use hiking.[/QUOTE]

    This is alluding to an excellent pt. While efficiency of resupply helps make for an efficient less time costly hike it's not the only thing that affects it. Other factors like transferring between AP/public transportation, being ready to hike from the shot, just one more zero or too low a MPD nero, choosing a heavier than needed resupply especially just as you're leaving town to make a huge ascent, waiting out a lighting/fast moving front rain burst, etc can eat up time and easily offset time efficiently of resupply.

    If you're planning zeros coincide them with your resupply and in town chore days. For example, if twin lakes is a resupply make it also a nero or zero and mail a package to the Inn or other place that you'd be staying. If salida looks like a good zero or nero staying at Simple Hostel mail your box directly to the hostel while arranging shuttles with them. You might arrange that with Ravens Rest in Lake City also.
    No food cache just plan to mail four to five boxes to predetermined locations...no planned zeros...


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    Big wt saving tip. Have the energetic JRT find marmots and mice to eat. How about becoming a falconer? Saltysack the sea worthy falconer. Beats a parrot for resupplying on the fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Big wt saving tip. Have the energetic JRT find marmots and mice to eat. How about becoming a falconer? Saltysack the sea worthy falconer. Beats a parrot for resupplying on the fly.
    Or could even have Amazon do drone delivery on the trail!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Big wt saving tip. Have the energetic JRT find marmots and mice to eat. How about becoming a falconer? Saltysack the sea worthy falconer. Beats a parrot for resupplying on the fly.
    did pick up this yesterday....


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    I guess you can't add a video clip anymore...


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    So, do I have this straight?
    Collegiate West.
    NOBO. 78-80 miles. Food as needed for old and slow Geezers.
    Cars at Monarch and Twin Lakes. With permission of course.
    Is water ever a problem? Carry a liter. Fill up for camp.
    Am I missing anything?
    Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop. Warm up before or celebration after.
    Sounds like a plan.
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    Sounds good to me....even in late September wasn't terrible trying to hitch into BV after cache disappeared....for $10 called Chaffee shuttle for ride from town back to CP...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    So, do I have this straight?
    Collegiate West.
    NOBO. 78-80 miles. Food as needed for old and slow Geezers.
    Cars at Monarch and Twin Lakes. With permission of course.
    Is water ever a problem? Carry a liter. Fill up for camp.
    Am I missing anything?
    Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop. Warm up before or celebration after.
    Sounds like a plan.
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    Or you could park and stay at monarch lodge and do that fun climb up to the divide before heading north on C West...adds 13 miles and could pick up food there so don't carry on day 1...


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    What's the difference between Monarch Crest (Pass?) and store. Or Monarch Lodge? I found a video recently and the group started at what looked like a convenience store.
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    Oh. The Lodge is 13 miles downhill from the Crest and store.
    You're assuming we can climb 13 miles in a day and find all of our food in the store. Hmmmmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Oh. The Lodge is 13 miles downhill from the Crest and store.
    You're assuming we can climb 13 miles in a day and find all of our food in the store. Hmmmmm.
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    U could drop food box off at store before heading out....


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    Quote Originally Posted by saltysack View Post
    U could drop food box off at store before heading out....


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    I told you I was old and slow. Maybe dumb too. Thanks. I might have to make that 13 miles an overnight hike.
    Pig out at the store and carry 1 day less food.
    3 Forks or 4 Passes for a warmup. Could be a fun summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    3 Forks or 4 Passes for a warmup. Could be a fun summer.
    If you spend a lot of it in CO, it will be a fun summer! BTW, just in case you didn't know, the 4-pass loop now requires a bear canister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    What's the difference between Monarch Crest (Pass?) and store. Or Monarch Lodge? I found a video recently and the group started at what looked like a convenience store.
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    Monarch lodge is about 2mi off trail in garfield

    You might sweet talk someone into taking you up to pass if needed. Lodge used to take people into salida.

    Great place to stay and zero, mail resupply too if thru hiking instead of hitching to/from salida from the pass. Depends on what u like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    Monarch lodge is about 2mi off trail in garfield

    You might sweet talk someone into taking you up to pass if needed. Lodge used to take people into salida.

    Great place to stay and zero, mail resupply too if thru hiking instead of hitching to/from salida from the pass. Depends on what u like.
    I just checked the Geezer rate in August. $82.00. I'm in! Maybe. If I hike the Collegiate West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    If you spend a lot of it in CO, it will be a fun summer! BTW, just in case you didn't know, the 4-pass loop now requires a bear canister.
    I have an Ursack. Approved by the IGBA, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.
    I know. Colorado is different. I'll make a phone call first.
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