Back to the Colorado San Juan Mountains (July 8, 2005)


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We’re headed back down to Colorado’s San Juan mountains this weekend. Planning on climbing a route on fourteener Wilson Peak to research private property issues. Turns out Wilson is another mountain with a bunch of private land crossed by some of its more popular climbing routes. We’ll see how it looks and report back.

I needed a new pair of summer mountain boots so we’ve got some new gear to test. Scarpa sent me a pair of Charmoz GTX, an incredibly lightweight and comfortable boot that appears perfect for rough backpacking and peak scrambling (not to mention spring backcountry ski approaches). Look for a report on Monday. If they work well will give them an extended test backpacking trip in a few weeks.

Charmoz GTX
Scarpa Charmoz GTX

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