My first time up Mt Princeton and the summit approach was pretty gnarly, at least by my standards. We started from the TH at Wilderness Ranch which puts this at about 15 miles and 5,400ft of climbing. The last 14er of the year……possibly. The approach. The last of the decent trail. mac and cheese hmmmm.
More pictures of inanimate objects from above 14,000 feet! This was the loop from Massive TH up and over to North Half Moon Lakes near Leadville…about 15 miles and 4,000ft of climbing. Glad to squeak this one in before the snow flies. Leadville in the distance Looking at Massive From the summit Half Moon Lakes
I have been ‘pining’ to get up into this area since I moved to CO and finally got it done. Still a few fall colors left in the high country. This was a 15 miler round trip with about 3,000 ft of climbing up to about 11,000ft. I had the entire Lion Lake area to myself … Continue reading
Managed to hike around the Four Pass Loop in a couple of longish days in a counter clockwise direction. Camped below the falls on North Fork Creek. The pictures speak for themselves I think. The view from Crater Lakes on day one. Looking back near the top of the climb to West Maroon Pass And … Continue reading
Just another “ordinary” weekend in Colorado. It wasn’t that long ago that midwestern grey winters were a staple in my life. Now, a quick 20 minute drive puts me in a place like Hall Ranch on a bluebird sky day. The Loop begins… Looking back towards home on the front range. Some great views of … Continue reading