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…
Finally decided to go back to the Colorado Trail where I’d left off last time and complete it. I only had 116 miles to go so I took an extended weekend. First day was a bit slow but I made up for it after that (I traveled light; base backpack is 8.4 pounds now.)
Friday evening: 3.2 miles
Saturday: 27.1 miles
Sunday: 35.2 miles
Monday: 35.1 miles
Tuesday: 16.3 miles
Max elevation: 12489 ft
Ascent: 17292 ft
Descent: 21588 ft
I didn’t feel like eating most of the time. Ate an average of 3.5 Clif bars per day. Had plenty of left over.
June 4th 2017
A classic; Grays & Torreys Peak. Still plenty of snow up there. Crampons & Ice axe a must. A happy place for Mountain Goats
After my failed attempt at Huron Peak (night hike) the day before it felt good to quickly hike up & down Mt Bierstadt with friends
Instant (well, a few hours) gratification 🙂
My “Go to” trails these days?
- South Boulder Peak & Bear Peak (for hiking)
- Walker Ranch Loop (for trail running)
Photos from the trail to South Boulder Peak & Bear Peak
April 15th, 2017 – Rocky Mountain National Park
Lawn Lake Trail to Crystal Lake
9 hours total. 16.6 miles with 3200ft of ascent
Fantastic weather and I had Crystal lake all to myself 🙂
Feb 26th, 2017
(From Brainard lake Winter Trailhead)
Coldest I’ve been for quite some times. Violent wind blowing snow most of the way to Isabelle Lake.
Feb 20th, 2017
South Boulder Peak & Bear Peak near Boulder, Colorado
Quick drive and a very good work out. Great view of Longs Peak and the City of Boulder.
Power Station in Boulder, CO – Playing with my new telephoto 🙂
Feb 19th, 2017
The trailhead to Morrison Peak is only 35 minutes away from my place so it’s an easy way to go up and down 2000ft without taking too much time out of my day…
Denver downtown can be seen from up there.
Chief Mountain on Saturday, Mt Evans Rd on Sunday. Hiked from Echo Lake to Summit Lake (one mile short)
“View” of Mt Evans from Chief Mountain…
View from the summit of Chief Mountain
Mt Evans Rd
Mt Evans Rd – Last turn before summit lake is a bit snowy
Grays (left) & Torreys Peak (right) in the distance