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Black Bears Facts

10 May
Bear

If you ever been in Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s a big probability that you have seen a black bear. Their cousin, grizzly, however – maybe you haven’t, as their numbers have decreased in Colorado. The Black Bears are native to North America, and it’s the world most common bear specie. Here you will find […]

Burning Bear Trail Snowshoe

17 Nov
bridge made of the two logs

Snowshoe with Steve on May 16, 2008 Trailhead: 39°28’31”N, 105°46’06”W, 9,607 feet Top: 39°29’48”N, 105°45’33”W , 10,738 feet Farthest Point: 39°30’42”N, 105°44’22”W, 9,838 feet Travelling Distance: 7.9 miles Turn northwest from US 285 onto Hall Valley Road (Park County Road 60) at Webster, between mile markers 208 and 209. Travel 3.0 miles, and park in […]

Walking the Black Mountain Cliffs

14 Nov
Black Mountain

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on July 4, 2008 Trailhead: 38°44’15” N, 105°42’30”W, 10,170 feet Summit: 38°43’7”N, 105°41’15”W, 11,654 feet Hiking Distance: 5.3 miles   I had to take a morning trip to Buena Vista on Independence Day, and took advantage of my location by going on a hike in southwestern Park County when business […]

Abyss Lake Trail by Snowshoe

13 Nov
Geneva Mountain and Mount Bierstadt

Snowshoe on March 9, 2008 Trailhead: 39°30’40”N, 105°42’40”W, 9635 feet Farthest point: 39°32’32”N, 105°40’40”W, 10,400 feet Traveling distance: 6.1 miles Turn north from Grant onto Guanella Pass Road (Park County Road 62). Go 5.3 miles, and park at the Abyss Lake Trailhead on the right side of the road. There is a parking area just […]

Cub Creek Trail to the Black Mountain Ridge

12 Nov
Black Mountain from US 285

Hike with Pat, Kathy, Cheryl, and Sunday T. Dog on July 6 Cub Creek Trailhead: 39°33’59”N, 105°23’00”W, 8,358 feet Left Trail: 39°33’31”N, 105°25’31”W, 10,002 feet Our Highest Point: 39°32’50”N, 105°24’39”W, 10,439 feet Hiking distance: 7.8 miles   The hike up Black Mountain in the southwest of the county turned out so well, I couldn’t resist […]

A Snowy Walk Above Harris Park

11 Nov
Above Harris Park

Hike on December 1, 2008 Trailhead: 39º31’8”N, 105º30’14”W, 8,936 feet Highest point: 39º31’54”N, 105º29’46”W, 9,366 feet Hiking distance: 2.9 miles   Harris Park borders on Pike National Forest, and there are a few roads leading north into the forest. I checked my topographic map for the area, and found several roads and trails that could […]

The View from the Nose of Shawnee Peak

22 Oct
The view from top of Shawnee Peak

Hike with Pete on July 6, 2014 Trailhead: 39°25’34”N, 105°33’56”W, 8,295 feet Summit: 39°23’49”N, 105°35’48”W, 11,927 feet, 3.8 miles Hiking Distance: 7.3 miles There are some mountains in Park County that have shapes that remind me of something. For instance, I see a face in Meridian Hill, when I see it from Park County Road […]

Stealing Bandit Peak from a Storm

11 Sep
Rosedale Peak, center, Meridian Hill, and Black Mountain on the far right

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on August 6, 2008 Trailhead: 39º30’39”N, 105º34’3”W, 9,291 feet Summit: 39º32’23”N, 105º36’15”W, 12,444 feet Hiking distance 8.2 miles   Bandit Peak is Rosalie Peak’s little sister. From US 285 at Deer Creek and many places along Deer Creek Road (Park County Road 43) she’s visible to the left and in […]

Over Sheep Ridge to Twelvemile Lake

15 Aug
Twelvemile Lake

Hike with Pete on August 22, 2010 Trailhead: 39º9’1”N, 106º04’5”W, 10,533 feet North end of the lake: 39º9’24”N, 106º7’48”W, 11,109 feet Lunch: 39º9’20”N, 106º7’58”W, 11,178 feet Top of Sheep Ridge: 39º9’45”N, 106º5’8”W, 11,591 feet Hiking Distance: 9.8 miles   I had in mind a hike in the southern Mosquito Range. When I think of hiking […]

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