FKT: Carolyn Pino - Glacier Gorge Traverse (CO) - 2020-10-10

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Standard route
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Total time
11h 21m 48s
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On 10/10/20, did the glacier gorge traverse counter clockwise. My second time doing it, but it had been several years. Started just before 7 AM, from the Bierstadt Lake trailhead as all parking full further up the road, adding a few miles. Tried to push the pace as much as possible as I had commitments later in the evening and wanted to finish in the daylight. Was happy to be keeping pace under an hour a peak for every peak but McHenry to Chiefshead (about 1:15) and Storm to Half (1:10?). Down keyhole, concerned about ice potential on cables. Solo and unsupported,  grabbed a couple handfuls of snow here and there as the day was much hotter than anticipated.  Ran down road from glacier gorge back to Bierstadt as shuttle line too long and didn't want to bother asking for a ride. All in all amazing last day out on the divide for the season!