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Late Fall Colors on the Colorado Trail

26 Jun
summits of the South Park Range

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
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 […]

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 […]

Fire and Water Along the Platte River Trail

20 Jul
The river flows rapidly around rocks and boulders

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
The ditch portion of the Gold Dust Trail

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Views from the top of Slaughterhouse Gulch

17 Apr
Payne Peak

Hike with Karen and Sunday T. Dog on May 28,2009 Trailhead: 39º28’41” N, 105º33’0” W, 9,585 feet Top: 39º28’20” N, 105º33’21” W, 10,147 feet Gate: 39º28’30” N, 105º33’24” W, 9,837 feet Hiking distance: 1.25 miles   A long hike takes some preparation and planning, but you’re not always up for that. Sometimes a spur-of-the-moment outing […]

Upper Salt Creek Valley and Salt Creek Trail

16 Apr
East Buffalo Peak at the top of Salt Creek valley.

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on June 14, 2009 Trailhead: 38º58’13N, 106º3’31W, 10,237 feet Big tree: 38º58’7”N, 106º4’16”W, 10,154 feet Lunch: 38º57’41”N, 106º5’31”W, 11,083 feet Hiking distance: 8.5 miles   There are hidden beauties on the long trails at the feet of the high mountains on the west side of South Park. One of these […]

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