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Observing South Park from Observatory Rock

05 May
Observatory Rock

Hike on April 15, 2007 Start hike: 39°14’41”N, 105°42’43”W, 9391 feet Observatory Rock: 39°15’47”N, 105°4’47”W, 10073 feet Hiking distance: 3.8 miles From US 285 at Jefferson, go south on Park County Road 77, Tarryall Road, 11.7 miles; turn right on Stagestop Road, and go to its end at Chief Trail, 12.6 miles from Jefferson; turn […]

Across the Snow to Eagle Rock

26 Apr
Eagle Rock across Ruby Gulch

  Snowshoe on March 22, 2008 Trailhead: 39°13’33”N, 105°37’53”W, 9032 feet Eagle Rock east summit: 39°13’27”N, 105°39’51”W, 9670 feet Travelling distance: 4.2 miles From Jefferson, go south on Tarryall Road (Park County Road 77) 17.6 miles to Turner Gulch Road (PCR23). Turn right at the sign pointing to Turner Gulch Road, Packer Gulch, and Highway […]

Climbing Monuments in the High Kenoshas

28 Mar
highest peaks in the Kenosha Mountains

Hike on July 16, 2010 Trailhead: 39°20’51”N, 105°37’9”W, 10,098 feet Left Colorado Trail: 39°21’18”N, 105°38’1”W, 10,315 feet Lunch: 39°21’51”N, 105°36’44”W, 12,118 feet Summit: 39°22’5”N, 105°36’19”W, 12,429 feet Hiking Distance: 7.2 miles Park County has a number of named mountain ranges: The Mosquito Range is the highest and best known, the Platte River Mountains greet travelers […]

In the Snow Above Elevenmile Canyon

24 Dec

Hike with Mark on December 8, 2007 Spillway Campground: 38º54’19”N, 105º27’57”W, 8,472 feet In Lake George, turn southwest from US 24 onto Elevenmile Canyon Road (Park County Road 96), at Starkey’s Liquor and Groceries. Drive to Spillway Campground, 9.5 miles from US 24. The campground is closed for the season, but there is ample parking […]

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