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Webster Mountain You’d Never Know It Was There

14 Jun
View west

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 […]

Fall Colors in Packer Gulch

24 Jun
Packer Gulch and toward Farnum Peak

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 […]

Hiking the High Puma Hills to Farnum Peak

10 May
Farnum Peak in the Puma Hills

Hike with Pete, Lucy, Cheryl, Ginni, the goddess Diana, and Sunday T. Dog on August 2, 2009 Trailhead: 39º10’37”N, 105º35’19”W, 9,849 feet Lunch: 39º9’56”N, 105º34’8”W, 11,339 feet Summit: 39º10’0”N, 105º33’36”W, 11,377 feet Hiking Distance: 4.2 miles   There’s something attractive about climbing the highest peak, whether it be the highest in the world, or the […]

Potato Gulch and Sugarloaf Mountain

12 Apr
Sugarloaf Mountain

Hike with Cheryl and Sunday T. Dog on June 8, 2008 Trailhead: 39°13’42”N, 105°36’17”W, 8,996 feet Sugarloaf Mountain Summit: 39°13’43”N, 105°35’22”W, 9,951 feet Hiking distance: 3.9 Miles The trailhead for this hike is near Tarryall Reservoir. From US 285, turn south at Jefferson on Tarryall Road (Park County Road 77), and go 17.0 miles. Turn […]

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 […]

Walking Roads by Hoosier Creek and Lininger Ditch

21 Jun
Going up Hoosier Creek along FSR 811

Hike with Cheryl on June 2, 2007 Our Start: 39°26’16”N, 105°46’28”W,  9,781 feet Bathtub 39°26’46”N, 105°47’15”W, 10,364 feet Mining Claim Corner: 39°26’38”N, 105°47’25”W, 10,216 feet Hiking Distance: 3.3 miles Turn onto Park County Road 58 from US 285, between mile markers 204 and 205 on the Platte Canyon side of Kenosha Pass. Go 0.9 miles […]

Finding Gold on the Gold Dust Trail

19 Jun
Autumn colors and South Park

  Hike on September 24, 2007 with Cheryl, Phil, and Sunday T. Dog Trailhead: 39º19’22”N, 105º54’23”W, 9,987 feet High Point: 39º20’35”N, 105º56’21”W, 10,447 feet Tarryall Creek:  39º21’32”N, 105º57’9”W, 10,329 feet Hiking Distance: 8.2 miles From US 285 east of mile marker 192, turn north on Park County Road 33 and go through Como. Take the […]

On the Continental Divide at Handcart Peak

26 May
Ridge to Handcart Peak

Hike with Cheryl and Steve on July 23, 2007 Trailhead: 39°31’1”N, 105°50’54”W, 11,279 feet Handcart Peak Summit: 39°31’26”N, 105°50’44”W, 12,518 feet Lunch on the Saddle: 39°31’37”N, 105°51’10”W, 12,178 feet Turn onto Hall Valley Road (Park County Road 60) between mile markers 208 and 209 on US 285. Go past the Hall Valley Campground, and, at […]

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