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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Hike Up the Road to Wheeler Lake

03 Feb
Traver Peak, McNamee Peak, and Clinton Peak.

  Hike with Joyce on July 31, 2011 Trailhead 39°21’23”N, 106°4’58”W, 10,974 feet Left road: 39°31’53”N, 106°7’23”W, 11,783 feet, 2.75 miles Lunch at Wheeler Lake: 39°22’12”N, 106°7’37”W, 12,199 feet, 3.46 miles Hiking distance: 6.59 miles   A destination for a hike doesn’t have to be a mountain summit. For this hike, Joyce and I picked […]

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) […]

Walking the Black Mountain Cliffs

14 Nov
Black Mountain

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on July 4, 2008 Trailhead: 38°44’15” N, 105°42’30”W, 10,170 feet Summit: 38°43’7”N, 105°41’15”W, 11,654 feet Hiking Distance: 5.3 miles   I had to take a morning trip to Buena Vista on Independence Day, and took advantage of my location by going on a hike in southwestern Park County when business […]

Cub Creek Trail to the Black Mountain Ridge

12 Nov
Black Mountain from US 285

Hike with Pat, Kathy, Cheryl, and Sunday T. Dog on July 6 Cub Creek Trailhead: 39°33’59”N, 105°23’00”W, 8,358 feet Left Trail: 39°33’31”N, 105°25’31”W, 10,002 feet Our Highest Point: 39°32’50”N, 105°24’39”W, 10,439 feet Hiking distance: 7.8 miles   The hike up Black Mountain in the southwest of the county turned out so well, I couldn’t resist […]

Stealing Bandit Peak from a Storm

11 Sep
Rosedale Peak, center, Meridian Hill, and Black Mountain on the far right

Hike with Sunday T. Dog on August 6, 2008 Trailhead: 39º30’39”N, 105º34’3”W, 9,291 feet Summit: 39º32’23”N, 105º36’15”W, 12,444 feet Hiking distance 8.2 miles   Bandit Peak is Rosalie Peak’s little sister. From US 285 at Deer Creek and many places along Deer Creek Road (Park County Road 43) she’s visible to the left and in […]

A Hike to the Bison Peak Rock Garden

09 Jun
The top of Bison Peak

  Hike with Pete on July 10, 2011 Trailhead: 39°17’0”N, 105°30’16”W, 9,921 feet Wigwam/Brookside-McCurdy Trails intersection: 39°16’55”N, 105°30’35”W, 9,944 feet; 0.58 miles Ute/Brookside-McCurdy Trails intersection: 39°13’37”N, 105°30’53”W, 11,162 feet; 5.08 miles Bison Peak summit: 39°14’18”N, 105°29’52”W, 12,431 feet; 6.74 miles Hiking Distance: 10.8 miles Bison Peak has held an interest for me, being both the […]

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