A Snowshoe Trip Up Callahan Gulch

23 Feb

Snowshoe with Steve on January 4, 2009 Whiteside Campground: 39º28’54”N, 105º41’36”W, 8,905 feet Trails junction: 39º28’18”N, 105º43’7”W, 9,790 feet Snowshoe distance: 4.4 miles There’s always another trail to find, by talking to someone, or looking around as you’re driving down the road. I found the trail along Callahan Gulch by looking on a map where […]

Late Fall Colors on the Colorado Trail

26 Jun

Hike with Art and Sunday T. Dog on October 4, 2009 Rock Creek Trail Head on the Colorado Trail: 39º21’46”N, 105º41’16”W, 9,721 feet Lunch: 39º22’48”N,105º43’42”W, 9,979 feet Hiking distance: 5.9 miles The fall color season was short this year. All the folks came up the hill from Denver, clogging the roads and trails, but the […]

Webster Mountain You’d Never Know It Was There

14 Jun

Hike with Cheryl and Sunday T. Dog on June 28,2009 Trailhead: 39º28’54”N, 105º41’36”W, 8,905 feet Left Trail: 39º28’5”N, 105º42’34”W, 9,702 feet Summit: 39º28’6”N,105º41’54”W, 10,220 feet Hiking distance: 5.0 milesThe summit of Webster Mountain is difficult to pick out, in spite of the fact that it’s close to U.S. 285. In fact, it’s harder to see […]

Pulver Mt. and Stoll Mt. Equinox Hike

25 Mar

Hike with Mark, Guy, Steve, and Sunday T. Dog on September 21, 2008 Wilkerson Pass Visitors Center: 39º02’16”N, 105º31’30”W, 9,524 feet Pulver Mountain: 39º0’40”N, 105º31’1”W, 10,528 feet Stoll Mountain, east summit: 39º59’31”N, 105º30’3”W, 10,873 feet Hiking distance: 8.1 miles The aspens had begun changing the week before the fall equinox, and Mark had come up […]

Lost Park Loop

26 Jan

Hike with Pete on August 18, 2008 Lost Creek Trailhead: 39º17’4”N, 105º30’24”W, 9969 feet Stonework: 39º18’15”N, 105º30’52”W, 10,150 feet Hiking distance: 5.5 miles Pete and I again headed to Lost Park for a two-day campout, as we’d done in June. The days before had been rainy and wet, and much-needed moisture was pumped into Park […]

Fire and Water Along the Platte River Trail

20 Jul

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on August 13, 2008 Trailhead: 39º1’32”N, 105º21’17”W, 7,843 feet Highest Point: 39º2’11”N, 105º21’8”W, 8,187 feet Turned Back: 39º3’27”N, 105º21’4”W, 7,711 feet Hiking distance: 6.2 miles How far does one go on a hike? Maybe to the top of the mountain and back, or up one trail and down another. Some […]

Farther Ventures on the Gold Dust Trail

16 Jul

Hike with Karen and Sunday T. Dog on September 4, 2008 Trailhead: 39º21’36”N, 105º57’9”W, 10,332 feet North Tarryall Creek Crossing: 39º23’7”N, 105º57’55”W, 10,649 feet Farthest Point: 39º24’7”N, 105º57’47”W, 11,301 feet Hiking Distance: 7.2 miles Last year Phil, Cheryl, Sunday and I walked the southern section of Gold Dust Trail, from the trailhead near Como to […]

French Creek, Trail of the Fur Trappers

15 Jul

Hike with Steve and Ian on July 16 Our Trailhead: 39º25’25”N, 105º54’32”W, 10,528 feet Real Trailhead: 39º25’20”N, 105º54’34”W, 10, 498 feet French Pass: 39º26’21”N, 105º57’6”W, 12.020 feet Hiking distance: 6.5 miles According to the web site for Pike and San Isabel National Forests (www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/recreation/trails/spk_french_pass_trail.shtml), French Pass, on the Continental Divide at the head of French […]

Fall Colors in Packer Gulch

24 Jun

Hike with Cheryl and Sunday T. Dog on September 28, 2008 Trailhead: 39º11’5”N, 105º37’37”W, 9,298 feet Top of Hill: 39º10’33”N, 105º36’27”W, 9,964 feet Hiking distance: 3.9 miles   By late September, the height of the aspen fall color in South Park had past, but there were still plenty of leaves on the trees. In late […]

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