This is a mash up of a couple of weekend trips, one of which involved some camping. The approach to Harvard from 7 miles away. Looking back towards Yale. Looks like a placid place to spend the night at Bear Lake below Harvard at about 12,000ft. Not!! Wind picked up around 11pm and blew all … Continue reading
With weather looking favorable, decided to try and tag Democrat Friday afternoon prior to going for Shavano and Tabagauche Saturday. Base car camp below Democrat. What a luxury to drive to 12,000 ft instead of hiking up there. Sleeping at that altitude was a challenge for me. Heading out. We did not see a single … Continue reading
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