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A Snowshoe Trip Up Callahan Gulch

23 Feb
Mount Logan from the upper clearing

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 […]

Pulver Mt. and Stoll Mt. Equinox Hike

25 Mar
Pulver Mountain, and Stoll Mountain

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 […]

French Creek, Trail of the Fur Trappers

15 Jul
The trail near French Creek in the valley bottom

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 […]

Hiking along Duck Creek and Mill Gulch

19 Apr
Blaine Peak (left) and North Twin Cone Peak

Hike with Lynn, Pete, Steve and Sunday T. Dog on June 7, 2009 Our trailhead: 39º33’0”N, 105º43’12”W, 10,269 feet Mill: 39º33’20”N, 105º43’41”W, 10,720 feet Duck Creek Campground: 39º31’45”N, 105º43’56”W, 9,756 feet Hiking distance: 4.6 miles   Lynn Keyes grew up on the Tumbling River Guest Ranch, a few miles up Geneva Creek from Grant. She […]

A Snowshoe Trek West of Alma

20 Jan
Mount Bross

Snowshoe with Steve and Tanya on December 17, 2007 Traveling distance: 3.4 miles Trailhead: 39º16’46”N, 106º4’1”W, 10,542 feet Turn off FSR 4171A: 39º16’40”N, 106º4’13”W, 10,515 feet Farthest point: 39º17’12”N, 106º5’48”W, 11,065 feet In Alma, turn west from Main Street (Colorado 9) onto Park Hill Avenue (Park County Road 10). Go about three-tenths of a mile […]

A Lovely Hike up Loveland Mountain

04 Jan
Megan and Tanya atop Loveland Mountain

  Hike with Tanya, Megan, Steve and Sunday T. Dog on August 28, 2008 Trailhead: 39º18’30”N, 106º7’6”W, 11,215 feet Summit: 39º18’31”N, 106º08’23”W, 13,682 feet Hiking Distance: about 5 miles   We all met in Alma for the day’s adventure. The book Colorado’s High Thirteeners (pages 19 and 20; by Garratt and Martin, Cordillera Press, Inc.,1984) […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Loop with Many Faces: McQuaid Trail and Pony Park

27 Apr
Pete on the McQuaid Trail

  Hike on June 6, 2007 with Pete and Steve McQuaid North Trailhead: 38°59’18”N, 106°0’49”W, 9,402 feet McQuaid South Trailhead: 38°57’24”N, 106°0’51”W, 9,320 feet Hiking Distance: 5.7 miles Turn west on Forest Service Road 433 from US 285 just north of mile marker 166 (a few miles north of US 24 at Antero Junction). Go […]

Pulver Mountain and Stoll Mountain Equinox Hike

07 Apr
Pulver and Stoll Mountains

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 […]

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