There are 58 Peaks of +14000ft in Colorado. I’ve now hiked / climbed 57 of them. Culebra Peak (the private 14er) is left. I have mixed feelings about paying $150 for the permit and the place is closed for the season anyway so I have to wait for October 1st.
Little Bear peak is a whole different animal compared to the other Colorado 14ers. Very short in terms of distance but very steep. There are essentially three parts;
1) An 800ft climb in a steep gully full of rocks
2) A long hike on the southern slope going up 1000ft
3) Final climb through the infamous ‘Hourglass’
I met a group of climbers on my way up so I had some good company for most of the climb.
Since I’m finally on vacations I thought I’d start by a weekend in the mountains. The plan was to hike / climb Ellingwood Point and Blanca Peak on Sunday and do the infamous Little Bear peak on Monday to avoid the crowd. Still lots of smoke from the recent forest fire so the sky wasn’t particularly blue but overall a great weekend…
– April 21, 2018
Snowshoeing for a few hours up Ruby Creek towards Mt Parnassus / Bard Peak. Except without snowshoes. Oops.
Oh well. Finished the day at Sushi Sasa & My Brother’s Bar for some glorious sushi and some Chartreuse. Yummy.
February 16th-17th, 2018
Short road trip to Capitol Reef, Utah with the Jeep and my brand new tires 🙂
Drove along the Cathedral Valley Road up to the Temple of the Moon and Temple of the Sun. Then I retraced a few miles and cross over to the Hartnet Rd (a bit rough but lots of fun) to check out both Lower & Upper Cathedral Valley overlook. Finally I exited the area via the north back to I70…