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    A Humid Day at Altitude

    Sunday Canyonrat joined me and we attempted to track HomegrownMN, Slow and Luis who had gone bikepacking for the weekend in a rainy, humid alpine environment.

    Moose! Funny enough, I have an Aunt Moose. Though she is maybe 5'1" and 110 lbs tops.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/9393687374/" title="P1100708 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9393687374_db7bb527bf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="536" alt="P1100708"></a>

    Is that a funnel cloud forming behind you Canyonrat?

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    If so, Wheelies are a Must!

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    A rare site. On the CT on the Breckenridge side with Mt. Guyot hidden by thick pillows of cotton in the sky

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    Onward, downward, all hail to the Great Flume!

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    A high alpine swamp to wade. We're already wet, why not!

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    Canyonrat at the Great Flume Wall

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    and it just keeps going

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    and going

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    Miners had to eat

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    American Gulch

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    Little French was exploding

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/9393674702/" title="P1100764 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/9393674702_299eec37c4_b.jpg" width="1024" height="525" alt="P1100764"></a>

    Rainbows danced on the ground

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    The clouds swirled and thrashed in the sky

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/9393666994/" title="P1100784 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/9393666994_93644bcf55_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="P1100784"></a>

    Its not mountainbiking without a little hike a biking

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/9393666018/" title="P1100785 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9393666018_a1b58f6e6d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="700" alt="P1100785"></a>

    and a little more

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    Peppy lepou says it best according to Canyonrat, "Zee Pass, Its French no?"

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    Once we reached, "Zee Pas" at 12,000 + ft the rain picked up and my thermometer started plummeting dropping from 52 degrees to 46 degrees in the matter of a minute or two. Then the winds started and we dropped as fast as we could.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/9393662458/" title="P1100790 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5334/9393662458_afe53c85e5_b.jpg" width="1024" height="482" alt="P1100790"></a>

    Down to Michigan Creek. We never found Homegrown's crew but they left me a note on my rear window. "French was Bueno". Hell yea it was!

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    Such a rad environment we have in the High Country!

    Sorry we missed eachother, but I'm stoked you guys got to enjoy that tacky goodness too!

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    Humid indeed! Especially after it rained pretty much all night, ha. I put on dry socks and gloves at French Pass then proceeded to slide butt first down an icy slope. FAIL, instantly soaked.

    edit: your tracking skillz are slipping

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    Sorry I missed this one!
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    Nice! Thx for the pix.

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    great pics as usual. way to brave the elements and have fun!
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    Great pics! Love the one with the flowers in the foreground.
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    Really dude? You can't play nice and stick these photos in The Getting HIGH Thread? Sheesh...




    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    Peppy lepou says it best according to Canyonrat, "Zee Pass, Its French no?"
    Okay this is hysterical...





    Quote Originally Posted by hirschmj View Post
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