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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hiking along Duck Creek and Mill Gulch

19 Apr

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

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

  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

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

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

  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

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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