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Jun 28 2020
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 Denver, CO
Baby Bell TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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Hiking0.24 Miles 33 AEG
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Hiked to the top with my sister and mother. Late hike to see the sunset.
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Jun 27 2020
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View Point-North Mingus LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2020
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Hiking4.25 Miles 1,322 AEG
Hiking4.25 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   1.59 mph
1,322 ft AEG
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Hiked the loop Clockwise. Needed an earlier start, the sun was intense. Clockwise was the way to go as the section heading up was mostly in the shade.
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Mar 26 2020
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A day hiking around Cathedral Rock, AZ 
A day hiking around Cathedral Rock, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2020
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This was the first hike I’ve done in Arizona in about 9 years. I hiked to the top of Cathedral Rock then headed west round the rocks and came across some rock climbers. Snapped some shots of them doing their thing then headed back around. I didn’t feel like calling it quits yet so I hiked along the trail East partially around the rocks. I spent about 4 hours hiking and snapping photos.
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Oct 04 2013
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 Denver, CO
Square Top Mountain TrailCentral, CO
Central, CO
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2013
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Hiking6.20 Miles 2,120 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles
2,120 ft AEG
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summit elevation: 13,794 feet
Had a short day at work, so I did a late hike up to the top of Square Top. Started hiking at 2 pm. Solitude in a busy area.
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Mar 24 2013
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Windows - Arches NPSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2013
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Hiking1.20 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking1.20 Miles
300 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
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Took my family to Phoenix and Sedona to visit family during spring break. On our way back to Colorado we went up through Utah to connect with I-70. We spent the night in Monticello and went to Arches the next day. We did not have much time, so we came to the Windows and Turret Arch. We did the hike around and spent quite a bit of time at these arches. I carried my 2 year old daughter on my back the whole way through. Even though it was March, it was hot and my 5 year old son was complaining how hot it was and was saying that he does not ever want to come back because it was too hot. (It wasn't really that bad).
We could not stay long since we had to make it back into Denver. It sure wet our appetite for the park and want to go back. Have to say it's the most mysterious/magical place I've ever been.
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May 22 2012
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Chalk MountainSouth Central, CO
South Central, CO
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Snowshoeing5.60 Miles 1,425 AEG
Snowshoeing5.60 Miles
1,425 ft AEG
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Summit Elevation: 12,017 feet.
For my chemistry class, I was doing a project on molybdenum. I decided to hike Chalk Mountain to get photo's of the Climax Molybdenum Mine. This provided an excelent snowshoe trip. I got out of my vehicle at Fremont Pass and started to look for the best route in the snow. I soon discovered signs that read, "No Trespassing." I got back into the car and headed down the road to the next trail head. When I got there, I saw a row of snowmobiles which belonged to a snowmobile tour company.
I strapped on my snowshoes and headed along my way. I ended up missing the road that takes me up the mountain, as I forgot my map. I ended up hiking up the side of the mountain through the forest till I reached the ridge top of the mountain. The north peak gave me some great view. Took some photos then headed along the long ridge south to the summit. The view of the Climax mine was extensive and fantastic. Got some really good shots of it. This was a trip well worth taking, and probably a better hike than the closed off Fremont Pass route.
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Sep 03 2007
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Mount ShermanSouth Central, CO
South Central, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2007
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Hiking5.10 Miles 2,065 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles
2,065 ft AEG
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I have heard many negative things about this peak, such as, it's bland, It's just a lump, uninteresting and so on. I decided I wanted to find out for myself just how boring of a hike this was. After doing Bierstadt on a busy weekend I was a bit concerned about the crowds as well.

The drive up Four Mile Creek was really pretty and Horseshoe Mountain was just fantastic looking. I pulled off the side of the road shy of the parking area due to how bad the road looked rutted out and started hiking there. All the way up to 13,000 feet, I was amazed by all the mining ruins there. This place is rich with history. The surrounding area did not disappoint either. The Valley was really pretty.

Once on the ridge line the view of the Sawatch Range was breathtaking. After staring is awe for quite some time I got my composure back and headed up the ridge. The ridge narrowed down and made the ascent interesting and fun, although not exposed or dangerous. The last fourth mile gains only about 30 feet and seems to drag on forever.

I then headed back to the saddle and headed up Sheridan. I was starving by the time I reached its summit and wolfed down what I could since the thunderstorms were coming. I raced down the boulders as fast as I could hearing thunder behind me the whole way. Pretty scary! Once I got back to the saddle, the storm was gone and the sun was shining again.

The hike itself is a bit busy, but tolerable. The scenery was outstanding and the hike was fun. All the mining ruins added a sense of intrigue and fascination. I really don't know what all the naysayers have against Sherman. It's a fantastic peak!
10th 14er.
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Jul 22 2007
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Mount Bierstadt #711Central, CO
Central, CO
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2007
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Hiking3.10 Miles 2,643 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles
2,643 ft AEG
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Decided to brave an ever so crowed 14er on a weekend. On the summit I counted 50 people and there were many more coming. Decided overly crowded peaks are not my thing and I will be staying with the lonely 13ers.
9th 14er.
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Jul 04 2007
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Buffalo MountainNorthwest, CO
Northwest, CO
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2007
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Hiking3.60 Miles 3,217 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles
3,217 ft AEG
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In the summer of 2004, for the first time I drove across I-70 west of Denver. After coming out of the Eisenhower Tunnel I got my first look at Buffalo Mountain. After laying my eyes on this mountain, I knew I had to hike it someday. 3 years later I finally planned to hike this magnificent mountain. I parked at the Buffalo cabin trailhead and headed started to make my way up this peak. The mosquitos were killer in this area. I could not stop and take more than a minute break at a time just to ward off the mosquitos. The trail was steep and just kept getting steeper. The combination of the steep trail and not being able to stop for a lengthy time was wearing me down as I raced to the tree line.
Once above tree line where I was free from the mosquitos I took about half hour break. The rest of the hike was on boulders and the trail was hard to find in spots. When in doubt, head up until I find the next switchback.

The view from the top was fantastic. As beautiful as a peak Red Peak is, it blocked much of the view of the Gore Range. The views of the Front Range, Ten Mile Range, Dillon Reservoir, and the souther Gore Range was really good. This peak had quite a few people on it and my guess is that it might be the most popular 12er to hike in Colorado. I really enjoyed it and I would like to do it again someday.
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Jan 06 2007
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 Denver, CO
James Peak Summit TrailCentral, CO
Central, CO
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Snowshoeing7.28 Miles 2,950 AEG
Snowshoeing7.28 Miles
2,950 ft AEG
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This was a 4 part hike. From the trail head I carried my snowshoes on my back until I reached St. Mary's Glacier. Strapped on the Snowshoes and headed up the glacier. This is one of the steepest parts of the climb. Once I reached the top of the glacier, I took the snowshoes off and headed across the relatively flat plain for about 2 miles. Once I reached the base of James Peak I strapped the snowshoes back on and headed up the peak. The last 100 feet of this climb was really steep and I had to kick the toes of my snowshoes into the snow. The view on top was amazing. The mountains between James peak and South Arapaho peak are all less than 13,000 feet. James Peak looms over 1,000 feet higher than most of these mountains.
The walk down the mountain was fast and fun.
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Sep 24 2006
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Mount Flora TrailCentral, CO
Central, CO
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Snowshoeing5.00 Miles 1,832 AEG
Snowshoeing5.00 Miles
1,832 ft AEG
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Snow shoed up Colorado Mines Peak then Headed up to Mount Flora on a foggy day in the snow. No Views.
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Sep 24 2006
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Colorado Mines PeakCentral, CO
Central, CO
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Snowshoeing2.60 Miles 1,178 AEG
Snowshoeing2.60 Miles
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Snowshoed up Colorado Mines Peak Then headed over to Mount Flora. Cold and no views.
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Sep 10 2006
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Mount of The Holy CrossNorthwest, CO
Northwest, CO
Backpack avatar Sep 10 2006
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Backpack11.50 Miles 5,600 AEG
Backpack11.50 Miles
5,600 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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This hike was my 1st 14er I hiked after moving to Denver. Took 2 1/2 days off work to do this hike. I drove from Denver with it lightly raining the whole way there. I met my dad and his friend Tom (they came in from Flagstaff) at the base of Tigiwon Road. We then carpooled up Tigiwon Road. THe hike up to Halfmoon pass was not so difficult, but heading down into the basin was really steep. Mt. of the Holy Cross was coated in a few inches of snow.
The next day it was cloudy the whole way up and there was a bit of snow on the summit. We had almost no views, however, the clouds would part and give us a quick view before closing back up again. We got a few miner views because of this. We were on the summit for more than an hour.
The following day the clouds had parted and we had a really good view of the Gore Range from our camp. We packed up and headed up half moon pass. Tom and I decided to hike notch Mountain to get a good view of the cross. My dad needed some rest, so he stayed back. Once Tom and I got to the ridge line, Tom decided to stay there while I proceeded to the summit. The cross had a dusting of snow in it making it fully visible. It was impressive.
I headed back down, met Tom and we went back down to meet my dad at half moon pass to finish the hike.
After they took me back to my car, I raced home to get ready for work while My dad and Tom headed south to hike La Plata Peak.

This was my 8th 14er and last I would ever do with my dad. (RIP)
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Jun 11 2005
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Old Baldy East Ridge, CO 
Old Baldy East Ridge, CO
 
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Old Baldy Elevation: 13,038 feet.

This was the first peak I hiked in the Indian Peaks. My wife and I camped near the Rainbow Lakes Campground. We took the Arapaho Glacier trail to about 12,640 feet. From here we got off the trail and headed up to the summit of Old Baldy. Long hike, it's about 12 miles round trip. Great view of the Arapaho Peaks and Glacier.
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Sep 26 2004
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Medicine Bow Peak Trail #295Central, WY
Central, WY
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2004
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Hiking7.00 Miles 1,513 AEG
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My wife and I attempted to hike this Peak the previous week and did an overnight camping trip. Leah woke up and was not feeling so great, so we packed up and left. We woke up early and left for a one day trip to medicine bow. When we got their, everything was covered in snow, but we attempted it anyway. Once on the ridge we were constantly post holing and movement was really slow. We got up to about 11,500 feet and called it quits. We were done with the cold and the post holing. This was the easiest mountain I've ever attempted that I could not reach the peak. Wished we had snowshoes and the proper equipment.
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Sep 11 2004
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Sniktau Mountain TrailCentral, CO
Central, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2004
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Hiking4.00 Miles 1,637 AEG
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I moved to Denver in May of 04, got married in July, went on a honeymoon in the San Juan Mtns,then went to Georgia to see my sister get married. September came, and it was time to start enjoying the Front Range. A few weeks after breaking my little toe (again) My wife, Leah, and I decided to drive over Loveland pass. We made it to the top of the pass, my toe was not hurting to much and I really needed another peak to be on. So we decided to hike Sniktau instead of continuing down the other side of the pass. This was Leah's first 13er and my first peak I hiked in the Front Range.
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Aug 07 2004
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Highland Mary Lakes Trail #606Southwest, CO
Southwest, CO
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2004
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Took this hike during my honeymoon with my wife. This was her first time in the San Juan Mountains. Ended up loosing the trail and finding our way to the larger of the lakes.
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May 04 2004
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Wilson Mountain Trail #10Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 04 2004
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Hiking9.30 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   1.74 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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Did this with a freind from church named Tree. This was Trees first time to Sedona. He wanted to do something with me before I spit to Colorado, So I chose Wilson Mountain. This will have been the last hike in Arizona for me in a long time.

We started at 10:05. We reached the plateue at 12:24. We then continued to the Tool Shed. From here we did not go to the canyon overlook or the Sedona overlook We decided to head south off trail up to the true peak at 7,122'. This proved to be a steep little hike, hiking up about 200 verticle feet weaving our way through the forest. Tree is 6'5" and kept hitting his head on low (or not so low) branches. We came to a point that we had to scramble up about 20 feet up some rocks. We finally reached the peak at 12:48. The peak is a small rock outcropping with a fairly small point. It is one of the smallest peaks I've ever seen. This was very unexpected. I figured a mountain with such a huge mesa would have a relitivly good sized peak, but this is not so with Wilson Mountain. we stayed on the summit till 1:40 resting in the coolness of the forest.
We then started heading down. Before we knew it we were back at the first bench and the heat started rising. As we decended the heat just got worse. At one point I was so sick of the heat I was moving as fast as I could without running. This proved to be a bad mistake. I started overheating and so did Tree. We finally stopped under some shade and took a long break. Moving was slower then to maintain cooler body temperature. Tree ended up running out of water and I gave him a liter more. He ran out of that too. This guy can drink like a madman and he still got dehydrated. We got back to the trail at 3:24 and it was about 90 degrees. Tree was not feeling so good. We went into Sedona and got some ice cream and headed back to Phoenix. After blasting the AC and drinking water he ended up feeling better.
It was a very good day overall reaching a summit and going to my favorite place in AZ. This was a really good introduction to Sedona for Tree and a really good last hike in AZ for me. I cannot say I will be missing the heat though.
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Apr 20 2004
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Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2004
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Hiking5.00 Miles 1,957 AEG
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Did this hike with Jim and Tim. Nothing much to say. Tim said it all.
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Mar 13 2004
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Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2004
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Hiking6.00 Miles 1,921 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   6 Hrs   5 Mns   0.99 mph
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Did this one with Whereveriroam. One of my favorite summits here in the southern part of AZ. This proved to be a really good hike. The flowers are starting to come into bloom and everything was green. Well worth the wait, have been wanting to do this one for a long time. Sprinkeled on us a few times then the sun came out and the clouds went away. Great day to go hiking.
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