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Mount Bierstadt #711
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Mount Bierstadt #711Central, CO
Central, CO
Hiking7.40 Miles 2,668 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.22 mph
2,668 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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Started from a mostly full trailhead at 6:30 am, while the sun was still low on the horizon, hidden behind a giant mass of mountains and ridges. Frost covered the grass in the morning chill. A cow and baby moose galloped through the willows not too far away, while a bull moose stood motionless in the distance. Lots of friendly hikers trudging up the tundra slopes with me but it was never what I would call crowded. Only one snow drift on the trail, at the foot of the bouldered summit cone, but easily avoided. Made the summit in a little under 2 hours. Clear skies, distant views, and a close up marmot sighting. Heading down, a mountain goat was casually hiking up the trail right behind a couple of hikers, pretty funny to see. Back on the flats, lots of hikers were starting their summit attempts, while clouds were starting to billow above. Overall a pretty easy hike, despite asthma giving me hell. Spent the rest of the day exploring the Clear Creek Canyon corridor. Beautiful area.
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