Slippery Slopes to Fletcher

Snow from trailhead to the peak with patches of clear trail. Snow on the trail is well packed but very slippery. Micro spikes and trekking…

Mission Accomplished!

The best weather I’ve ever had on Black Mountain. What a perfect day! Challenge Complete!!

Turtle Head Peak

Trail well mark except when you reach the peak. weather was perfect good day to hike the turtle head peak today.

The windiest of Black Mountain

Windy as hell especially toward the peak. However once at the peak there is a wind block.  Outstanding view and great company.

Halloween on Mummy Mountain

Challenging and beautiful hike. Around mile 3.75 you’ll start an uphill grind on scree and talus for about 1/2 mile at about 35/45 degree grade…

Elk Bonanza!

Another beautiful morning.  I started up the road to the trailhead well before sunrise and encountered a herd of 20-30 elk with several bulls.  The…

Black Mountain

Start time: 808a Start temp: 49* Moving time 3h33m + lunch & celebratory drinks at the peak! 7.2 miles; +/- 2100ft This has been so…