Tag Archives: Puma Hills

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 […]

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 […]

Pulver Mountain and Stoll Mountain Equinox Hike

07 Apr
Pulver and Stoll Mountains

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 […]

Up a Creek with my Name Rankin Gulch

06 Jun
Lake George and the town that shares its name rests beautifully in the valley northeast of the hill east of Rankin Gulch

Hike on May 19, 2007 Trailhead: 38º55’10”N, 105º22’0”W, 8677 feet Top of the rocky hill: 38º56’7”N, 105º22’5”W, 9122 feet Camp Alexander southeast fence corner: 38º56’17”N 105º22’31”W, 8476 feet Walking distance 4.6 miles In Lake George, turn southwest from US 24 onto Park County Road 96, at Starkey’s Liquor and Groceries. This road follows the South […]

A Lesson From the Schoolmarm on Schoolmarm and Rishaberger Mountains

21 May
There it is! There’s Rishaberger Mountain, the high point on the end of the ridge southwest of Schoolmarm Mountain

Hike with Pete on April 23, 2007 Trailhead: 39°6’43”N, 105°37’8”W, 9,724 feet Schoolmarm Mountain: 39°6’55”N, 105°35’38”W, 11,332 feet Rishaberger Mountain: 39°06’14”N, 105°36’51”W, 10,418 feet Hiking distance: 3.9 miles From Jefferson, go south on Park County Road 77 (Tarryall Road), 17.6 miles to PCR 23 (Turner Gulch Road). A sign pointing to Turner Gulch Road, Packer […]

Spring Equinox on Blue Mountain

04 Apr
The north slopes of Saddle Mountain on the left, and Thirtynine Mile Mountain still carry a signifi cant amount of snow.

Hike on March 20, 2007 Trailhead: 38º55’10”N, 105º22’0”W, 8677 feet Top of northern summit: 38º56’29”N, 105º21’28”W, 9126 feet Walking distance 4.3 miles In Lake George, turn southwest from US 24 onto Park County Road 96, at Starkey’s Liquor and Groceries. This road follows the South Platte around the south end of the lake, and then […]

In the Snow Above Elevenmile Canyon

24 Dec
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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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