Cold temps and predicted snowfall prevented a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, but we still geared up at 6:30AM to hike the 3.5 mile loop trail to summit Mount Sanitas in Boulder, CO. I have done this hike several times in the summer, but this was my first winter excursion.
With a limited time frame on Saturday 11/21, we took a 50 minute drive to Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Nestled along Crawford Gulch between Golden and Black Hawk, this is a great hike near Denver. Our destination for the day was Windy Peak, a 6.8 mile loop. There are several paths leading to this […]
One more Colorado 13er in the books for 2020, to break up the drive to Grand Lake we stopped at Berthoud Pass to tackle Mount Flora (13,127 ft). We departed from Denver at the luxurious time of 7:30AM, and arrived at the trailhead just before 9am. Weather conditions were ideal for mid-October and the parking […]
Saturday 9/26/2020 we took a well-deserved break from Rocky Mountain National Park and instead traveled the two hours to White River National Forest to bag the highest named lake in the continental United States. – Pacific Tarn (13,420 ft). The lake lies at the base of 13er Pacific Peak (13,957 ft); the hike to Pacific […]
May 17th 2020 found us at the Watrous Gulch Trailhead just off 70 West; the plan was to summit Mount Parnassus, standing at 13,580 feet. Being right of I70, this is a great 13er to tackle because of the easy access. We hadn’t been on this trail before and we arrived at the trailhead after […]
Hiked to Bear Peak in Boulder on May 25th, 2020. Bear Peak stands at 8,458ft and is the tallest peak in Boulder. From NCAR it’s around 6.2 miles with roughly 2,800ft of elevation gain. This makes Bear Peak a great mountain to climb for those that aren’t quite ready to tackle Colorado’s 14ers yet. One […]