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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the Colorado Trail East of Long Gulch Trailhead

04 Feb
North Fork of Lost Creek valley

  Hike with Joyce and Brian on June 19, 2011 Trailhead: 39°20’50”N, 105°37’9”W, 10,104 feet Highest point: 39°20’49”N, 105°36’2”W, 10,889 feet Farthest point: 39°20’36”, 105°35’13”W, 10,803 feet Hiking distance: 5.8 miles   Some Park County trails are too long to walk in a day. The Colorado Trail is probably the longest in the county, and […]

A Cold Day on Ute Creek Trail

22 Jan
Ute Creek Trail in Tarryall Creek valley

  Hike on December 15, 2008 Trailhead: 39º11’53”N, 105º33’13”W, 8,795 feet Farthest Point: 39º12’39”N, 105º31’21”W, 9,795 feet Hiking distance: 4.8 miles The sun rose on December 15 into a crystal clear sky and shone brightly through my window. What a gorgeous day for a hike! I looked at the thermometer: 2 below zero. What a […]

Walking to the Overlook on Ridgeview Trail

21 Jan
Buffalo Peaks

Hike with Karen and Sunday T. Dog on June 25, 2008 Trailhead: 39°4’44”N, 106°8’10”W, 10,251 feet Trail to Overlook: 39°04’34”N, 106°08’05”W, 10,412 feet, about 0.7 miles from trailhead Overlook: 39°04’13”N, 106°07’58”W, 10,578 feet, about 1.1 miles from trailhead Rich Creek Trail Junction: 39°04’09”N, 106°08’12”W, 10,302 feet, about 1 mile from trailhead The snow above timberline […]

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