June 22, 2018
Woke up at 1am., drove to the trail-head and started hiking at 3am. Reach to top of Grays Peak at 5:30 right on time for sunrise. It was freezing at 14000+ feet and I had no gloves nor beanie. Ouch.
This group of +14000ft mountains required a little bit more work than usual. After driving for seven hours we took the train (narrow gauge) for a little while until a drop off at Needleton. Then we hiked…
These mountains (mostly Sunlight & Windom) are more technical and have more exposure than your regular 14er but are so much fun 🙂
There was a fox near North Eolus playing / fighting with a marmot. The marmot ended up scaring the hell out of that fox 🙂
I also have quite a few shots of a mountain goat at the very summit of Mount Eolus.
Overall a great & long weekend of backpacking / climbing to bring my total number of 14ers to 54. Four to go…
Since I was in the neighborhood after climbing El Diente Peak and Mt Wilson I thought I’d try Mt Sneffels…
August has been crazy busy. Trying to finish all the Colorado 14ers I have left.
So far this summer; Wilson Peak, North Maroon Bell, El Diente Peak, Wilson Mountain, Mt Sneffels, N Eolus, Eolus Mountain, Sunlight Peak and Windom Mountain.
I’ve climbed / hiked 54 Colorado 14ers out of 58. Getting there…
Hiked / climbed North Maroon Peak last Sunday. A bit foggy but great climb.
Photo selection with comments. My shoes are awful for technical climbing I must say so I need to fix that problem before the next one.
Climb of Wilson Peak from Navajo Basin Trailhead.
16 miles total and 5,000 feet elevation gain.
Here’s a visit of our beautiful Colorado. It‘s been an exceptional year in terms of snow pack and summer hiking still feels like Springs. The West Dolores river up to Navajo Lake is roaring. The weather was not particularly friendly but I managed to climb one 14000+ feet peak out of three. I guess I’ll have to come back…
Chief Mountain on Saturday, Mt Evans Rd on Sunday. Hiked from Echo Lake to Summit Lake (one mile short)