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Aug 04 2013
OdinWiski
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 Chandler, AZ
6-Pass Maroon Bells Snowmass Loop, CO 
6-Pass Maroon Bells Snowmass Loop, CO
 
Backpack avatar Aug 04 2013
OdinWiski
Backpack55.00 Miles 17,600 AEG
Backpack55.00 Miles5 Days   6 Hrs      
17,600 ft AEG
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Did this backpack in early August 2013. Instead of the commonly done 4-pass 26-mile Maroon Bells-Snowmass Super Loop, we a 6-pass 55-mile loop with 17,600 elevation gain. 5 and a half days. Without any acclimatization, the first day of 13 miles with 2 passes with a heavy pack at those altitudes kind of did me in. Had to force myself to eat in the evening. My two friends definitely handled it much better. But as it's said, you get acclimatized as you go. From the second day on I got a lot more used to the altitudes.

We started out from Maroon Lake TH parking lot, took Crater Lake, West Maroon Pass, Frigid Air Pass, Fravert Basin, Geneva Lake, Silver Creek Pass, Avalanche Lake, Capitol Pass, Capitol Lake, Copper Pass, Snowmass Lake, and Buckskin Pass back down to west maroon trail to the parking lot. It was a beautiful and memorable trip!
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