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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 […]

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 […]

Lost Park Loop

26 Jan
Pete on Brookside-McCurdy Trail

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
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 […]

Looking for Snow on Payne Gulch Trail

10 May
Shawnee Peak, stands above the eastern high meadow

Hike with Ian and Maggie T. Dog on the Spring Equinox, March 20, 2009 Trailhead: 39º24’20”N, 105º30’25”W, 8,062 feet Trails Split: 39º23’38”N, 105º30’52”W, 8,496 feet Top: 39º21’45”N, 105º29’52”W, 9,916 feet Hiking Distance: 8.2 miles   I try to get out on the trail on days that have celestial significance, like the Spring Equinox, one of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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