Hike Logs: 2018 Colorado Rockies Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

Are you taking the Colorado Rockies Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge? Here you can see all the hikes logged in our 2018 challenge, with the most recent at the top. If you want to view logged hikes for just one of the peaks, click the mountain name. Click on a hike log to see all the details, more photos and leave comments for the challengers.

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First on the list/Last one to complete.

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoach TrailheadEncounteredFall foliageRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsAdditional Informationhttps://www.strava.com/activities/2792047077As mentioned in the title, first on the list but last one completed. Bergen Peak is tucked away in the hills just west of Denver in the […]
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Last Hike, Challange Complete!

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineEncounteredFall foliageRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionLast of the six pack challange! I put this hike off till last because it is the furthest distance from where I live, and because I figured the weather would hold out longer due […]
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Last but not least

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadIowa gulchEncounteredWildflowers blooming, Fall foliageHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsThis was the last peak on the challenge for me and was more tiring than I expected. Other than a short walk through a field and creek the […]
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Mt Sherman final 6 pack hike

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadIowa GulchEncounteredWildflowers blooming, Fall foliageHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionIt was epic day for my final 6-pack prak, Mt Sherman.  At the very end  of the hike, literaly right b4 getting back to the truck we came […]
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Mt Sherman

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMt ShermanRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionChilly day for hiking! More abandoned mining by the trail. Can’t say it’s easy 14ers but it’s shortest 14ers in CO. Met other sixpackofpeaks participants at summit. Never stop hiking!
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Grays and Torreys Peak

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStevens Gulch TrailheadEncounteredFall foliageRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe finished this one today! This will be my second time hiking this peak and you get a bonus summit by crossing the saddle over to Torreys Peak. They do have dispersed […]
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Gray's and Torrey's Take 2

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSteven's Gulch TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers blooming, Fall foliageHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was our second time completing this hike and it still did not disappoint. We camped at the trailhead the night before so […]
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4 for 1 Special

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4 Mile CreekRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsThis trip was quite the adventure! i started the night before by driving to the trailhead for some overnight camping in my bus conversion. The road in was well […]
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4 for 1 Special

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4 Mile CreekRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsThis trip was quite the adventure! i started the night before by driving to the trailhead for some overnight camping in my bus conversion. The road in was well […]
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Windy saddle on Horseshoe Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4 mile creekRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI had Horseshoe Mountain completely to myself. It was both eerie and serene. Beautiful bluebird skies but man was it windy at the saddle. I was so glad I had my puffer jacket and […]
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Mount Yale

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny Creek TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.strava.com/activities/2691708477Great hike overall but thought it was slightly tougher than the other fourteeners in this challenge. Trail in good condition with a couple of water crossings on logs. The route is easy […]
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HORSESHOE Mtn

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFourmile roadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWas a super nice day that started out with early morning drizzle, vut we summited by 8:15.  Stellar day!!
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Mountain mine

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4mile roadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWas a great hike with numerous mine along the way to stop and see. There was also a structure on the very top just past the summit. Weather was […]
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SummitPost6

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadHorseshoe BasinEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThe trail is along a series of abandoned mine trails, so it's easy to follow. Some mining debris along the way keeps things interesting. Other than that, the trail doesn't hold much beauty. The view […]
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Horseshoe Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadHorseshoe Mountain trailRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionHiking for hours and nobody around. Passed some mining shafts n debris. Cool hiking into ghost mining. it was beautiful and warm day. Since nobody around for hours, took off my clothes. Chugging 24oz beer […]
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Birkin Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGot an early start to avoid the mountain bikers and potential rain in the forecast. Not the most flower filled trail but pretty views of Elk Meadow and Mt Evans.
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A solo summit that didn’t end solo

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny Creek TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were an annoyanceSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionStarted from the Denny Creek Trailhead at 5:30am. Parking lot is totally paved and right off the road. Starts off steep and pretty much stays that way. At 12k feet  just […]
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Grays (and Torreys) Peak

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStevens GulchEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.strava.com/activities/2660167280A great hike and especially nice with clear blue skies and mild temperatures. A small patch of snow, about 20 feet in length, to cross on the descent from the saddle but it is […]
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All day sunshine

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWas a great hike. The first few miles were through forest which was beautiful, then once above treeline headed into rocky trail. View from the top was […]
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Mt Yale Adventure

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionEpic Mt Yale hike with a Colorado native Beer at the top!  Weather was cooperative all day long
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Double Summit Day!

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStevens GulchEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was an awesome day on the mountain! I did the Grays/Torrays combo and it was well worth it. Sorry for the delay in posting my hike log. got up nice and early to get […]
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SummitPost5

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadI-70Road ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThe views at the top are awesome! Tough at the end going up the rocks but take your time and you can push through. Get here earlier to beat the foot traffic […]
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Grays Peak

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrays n Torreys PeakRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionRoad to the trailhead definitely not a smooth ride. Lots of people racing to top but they are confusing which to summit first- Grays or Torreys.
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Horseshoe and Sherman

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadThe trailhead for Horseshoe.EncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.strava.com/activities/2616988906Since Horseshoe and Sherman are only 4 miles apart and are along the same ridge line and you can park in one spot and access both, I […]
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Mount Sherman via Horseshoe Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMount Sherman trailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.strava.com/activities/2616988906So, I hope this hike counts since I took a slightly different route to summit. On this day, I went for the summits of both Horseshoe and then […]
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Goats and an Angry Coyote on Grays

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrays Peak TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI had my favorite hiking partner with me again on this one.  This was my wife Melissa’s second 14er!  We took our time getting to the summit which […]
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A Great Day on Grays

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrays and TorreysHiking CompanionsHiked with children (12 & under)Road ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionStarted this hike around 7am with my friend and her 2 doggies. Hike was nice enough, pretty crowded for the day. Started getting altitude […]
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Mount Yale

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny Creek TrailheadHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionIt was a great day. We camped in dispersed camping about 2 min down from the trailhead. We started about 10 til 5am. The trailhead has several […]
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Mount Yale

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny Creek TrailheadHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionLong hike, certainly a challenge. We camped at the BLM land across from the other trail head, then drove up to the Denny Creek trail. Got started about 5:15, overall […]
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Windy scary day

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMy.ShermanEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe took the trail to the right which leads you over a steep climb over loose rocks. The rest of the trail is fairly easy until we hit the summit. There the wind became very fierce. […]
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Grays and Torreys

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGraysEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionYou literally cannot get lost on this trail. Clear and well marked all the way to the summit, the trail is deceptively easy the first two miles but gets much steeper […]
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Undercover Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSleepy's TrailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B03xPUTA6Oq/?igshid=986tmp4dxudwGot to cross another one off my list with my darling wife again!  This hike was longer than what we're used to but the plentiful forest cover was much appreciated and kept us […]
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Grays and Torreys

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrays Trailhead/Steven's GulchEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.instagram.com/kaitlynkato/The trail was in perfect summer condition! We started around 4:30am and were able to summit both peaks and get back down […]
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The last one

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrey’sEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was such a beautiful hike! Flowers and wild life were out today. I got to the trailhead by 5:10am and the trailhead was already full. Got both Grays and Torreys in. Users who liked this:
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Rocky Mountain High

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineHiking CompanionsHiked with children (12 & under)Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionDecided to challenge my 6 yr old son to hike this with me.  The weather was low 80s and overcast for most of the hike.   We hiked up […]
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Grays & Torreys dual peak hike

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrays & Torreys peak trailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnowfields to cross - could be difficultTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsEpic, epic, epic.  What an amazing Day. Met awesone people and had a stellar time.  Encountered a ton of mtn goats and […]
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Mountain goat extravaganza

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadGrays PeakEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAfter reading up on this peak we decided to go mid week to avoid some of the weekend crowds. We arrived at the parking […]
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From Sherman with Love

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFour Mile CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B0kE1nFAUSS/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkAs promised, my wife hiked this one with me.  It was so great to have her along and it was her first CO 14er!  Congratulations my love! The […]
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Head in the clouds

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFour mile roadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe had a wild day on the mountain today. This was actually the second time I tried to do this mountain. The first time we slept […]
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GRAYS PEAK

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadWe drove all the way up that crazy road to the upper parking!EncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was the last of our 6-pack hikes and it was super fierce, with gusting winds at the summit and cold temperature […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Grays PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStevens gulch trailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThe last one! The highest one! The busiest one! The coldest one! So many people turned back due to lack of appropriate layers. The hot sunny start was […]
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Hiking in the rain

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk Meadow ParkEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWas a good hike. The trail is wide, easy to walk and well marked. The only exception is right at the end it looked like the trail ended but you have to go […]
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A new obsession

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadThe snowbank?EncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI loved this hike! This trail has started a new 13er obsession. It had spectacular views without the crowds. I passed one other person on the trail the entire day. The thing […]
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Bergen mushroom fest

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk MeadowEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsIt was a beautiful day for a hike and mushroom hunting.   For the most part the abundant mountain bikers were respectful and worked with us, but there were a […]
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Bergen Peak Day Dream

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionHike took about 2 hours each way.  We encountered Thunderstorms on the way up and on the way down.  Was definitely out of hiking shape and was feeling it […]
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Steep & Sweaty

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWas visiting a friend for his 50th down in Manitou Springs so the timing was perfect. We started a little bit later than we should have so it was hot and […]
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DAY FIVE – HIKE FIVE

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadWe drove all the way to that crazy trailhead too!EncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe began this hike in headlamps and had many happy hikers follow our lead in the dark morning time.  This […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4 mile roadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionA few more people on this hike, being that it's a 14er. Also a lot more wind! Glad NE taught us to be prepared for all weather at all […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4 mile roadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionSherman was a lot busier than Horseshoe, but that's to be expected with a 14er. Still surprised by how many people didn't know it was right there! This […]
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DAY FOUR – HIKE FOUR

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadwhere trailheads have directions and not namesEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWhen you summit – don't stop!  Keep exploring past the actual summit and check out that old cabin up there!  We stumbled upon […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFour mile rdEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGetting Bridget, our camper, to the trail head was where this adventure truly began! Good thing I was driving, and the old girl made it. What a beautiful […]
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DAY THREE – HIKE THREE

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadwhere trailheads have directions and not namesEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionOur first fourteener!  Yale was a beast of a hike due to the elevation.  My adventure buddy and I flew out from MA and hiked this on day three.  […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny Creek trailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionOur first 14er and a long hike. We were up before sunrise to be sure to be off of the summit before any storms rolled through. My hiking buddy suffered some effects of […]
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Yale Class of 2019

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny Creek Trail HeadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGraduated Mt. Yale University yesterday!  I had planned to hike Mt. Sherman this week but changed plans at the last minute when my wife said she'd go with if I postponed it […]
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Mt. Yale Adventure

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsEpic day hiking Mt. Yale! I camped in my truck at the trailhead so I could get an early start as rain was in the forecast for the afternoon. Started at 3:45 am […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou inclineRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionDay 2 and getting acclimated! The incline was tough but fun to interact with so many people. Though I was surprised at how many of them (all actually) stopped at the incline and didn't continue […]
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DAY ONE – HIKE ONE

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadwhere trailheads have directions and not namesEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was the perfect first hike and introduction to some elevation.  My adventure buddy and I flew out for a weeklong adventure and Bergen was the perfect experience for […]
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2019 Hike-a-versary

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk meadow parkEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionDay one of my annual hike started with a 5am flight out of Boston, landing in CO, almost getting kicked off the commuter rail for not knowing we needed a ticket, picking up […]
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Mount Sherman

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFourmile CreekHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was one of the easiest 14'ers I have climbed. There were even some trail runners that utilize this trail too. There was a snow drift that […]
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Mount Sherman

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFourmile Creek TrailheadHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe were the first to the trailhead, however, not the first to start hiking. We were up in no time at all, not necessarily easy hiking, […]
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Horse shoe

Peak Summited2019 Horseshoe MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadShermanEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionNot sure we started at the right trailhead, we ended up going along the side of neighboring mountain where then we were able to see a trail that took us […]
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SummitPost4

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny trailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsGreat hike. Not crowded. No real snow except a few patches towards top. Amazing views! Wildflowers are out also. Dry, dusty, sandy hike with loose […]
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Mt. Sherman

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailhead4 mile creekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionStarted at 5:45am. Hike up past the gate was steep as it starts right at 12k ft. But incline was not too bad as I was […]
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Mt Yale

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMount Yale Summit TrailRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good condition1st time scrambled to summit. Definitely not for people who are afraid of heights. Look at so many peaks behind me! Lifes good!
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Mount Yale

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny CreekEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWhat a beautiful hike! Definitely challenging but I loved every minute of it!
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Sunrise on Mt. Sherman

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFourmile CreekRoad ConditionsRoad recommended for high clearance onlyBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionSet out at 3 a.m. from just behind the gate, and there were about 8-9 others on the trail. Mining roads crisscrossing the trail makes it […]
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Rocky Mountain Peak

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadBarr TrailRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionRocky Mountain Peak was an interesting hike. Not really hard in terms of the trail itself, but it was hard to navigate. The trail is heavily trafficked due to the Manitou Incline connecting to the […]
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Rocky Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadBarr TrailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe started a little late and had to walk from down town Manitou, hike did end up getting hot. Personally, I didn't enjoy this hike, felt that there was no […]
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Didn't know this challenge existed until a few days ago. Rocky Mountain bagged.

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadBase of the Incline.EncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionAdditional Informationhttps://www.strava.com/activities/2526380455As mentioned in the title, I didn't know this challenge existed until a few days ago. I frequent Barr Trail and the Incline and […]
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A real Scramble

Peak Summited2019 Mount YaleType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadDenny CreakEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe started in the dark, the first several river crossings were a little sketchy but doable. Once you reach the top the real fun begins! Although not technical climbing […]
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Adding some extra miles trying to find Rocky Mountain (Trail notes)

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadInclineEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail difficult/impossible to navigateDid anyone else have a difficult time finding this trail? Thankful I ran into someone that knew their way around up there because AllTrails map wasn’t bringing me to the correct place. […]
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Bergen Peak Loop Bike Ride

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk Meadow ParkEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsSince this route showed up on MTB Project app I figured I would go ahead and take the opportunity to bike to one of the summits! It was quite a technical climb […]
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Two Timing Rocky Mountain Summit

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionDon't be like us.   My husband and I climbed the manitou Incline on Tuesday.  When we finished hiking down, and got back to the hotel all proud of ourselves, went to log our hike […]
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Beginners 101

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk MeadowsEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGreat beginners hike. The trail has a steady grade but never gets too steep. Lots of hikers/runners and mountain bikers so you need to be aware of those around you. At the scenic overlook […]
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Lost and wandering on Pikes Peak

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail difficult/impossible to navigateIncline is always soul sucking but what a since if accomplishment when you hit the top! From there we headed up the hill as the direction indicated. Finding the right trial to take off […]
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DAY TWO – HIKE TWO

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadwhere trailheads have directions and not namesEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe drove to the parking lot the night before and slept out in our camping van – thankfully – because this was THE place to be in the next […]
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SummitPost3

Peak Summited2019 Mount ShermanType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadFour Mile Creek RoadRoad ConditionsRoad rough but passableBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsThe snowstorm we got last week is still very much a part of Mt Sherman. Winds were insanely high, some snow up to my knee, and […]
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#2 of 6 -Rocky Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusBugs were not too badSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBeautiful weather. Beautiful views. Very tough incline! I did have trouble following the trail once I got to to the top of the incline. Lots of friendly people on the trail […]
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Rocky Mountain Lost in Lightening

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe left Fort Collins at 5am wanting to get an early start, but because of road construction, a coffee stop and waiting for a second shuttle we did not hit […]
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Holy moly

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadBarr trailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionTrail conditions were fine, lots of incoming traffic due to the incline people coming down. As we were heading up to rocky mountain, clouds were coming in but we didn't get rain until the […]
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Bergen Peak Absolutely Amazing!

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoach TrailheadEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI hiked Bergen Peak for the first time this morning with my husband.  The weather was perfect! Although it was an average of 50°, It was refreshing.   (Fingers were really cold only once and […]
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Peaceful bliss was well worth it

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStage coach.EncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis was a gorgeous day. Cool, crisp air and mostly shaded under trees. Hiked hard and saw few others until late morning. Wifey and I hike early. The cool was […]
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First of six

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionVery scenic! A variety of rocks strewn everywhere, gnarled trees, a few very tough mountain bikers, interesting people out for a great day, even an infant hitching a ride all the way to the top. […]
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Anniversary hike

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionTrail well marked. Good prep hike for ones to come. Great weather. Users who liked this:
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk MeadowRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBeautiful partly sunny day, cool conditions.  Trail in great condition and easy to navigate.  Options for various distances when summiting.
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Snowy Birthday Hike

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMeadowview TrailheadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWaking up to snow on the ground and 38 degrees didn't necessarily motivate me for one of my favorite area hikes. But since I took the day off and had planned to do Bergen Peak […]
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For purple mountain majesties

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionVERY busy up the incline but absolutely no one on the remaining trail up to RM peak. Made the hike serene but also felt a little anxious of wild critters since I was alone. […]
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Rocky Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGoing up the incline was a slog, and it was very crowded. The parking lot was full early, so I took the free shuttle and parked on the side of the street heading into Manitou […]
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Pike's Peak Plan B – Rocky Mtn

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeOvernightTrailheadBarr TrailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWe originally planned to summit Pikes Peak, but the recent weather made the second half of our trip nearly impossible.  Our group went up Friday morning and stayed the night […]
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Experimental trail

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeOvernightTrailheadPikes Peak Bar TrailRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionHiked the Bar Trail up to Bar camp for an overnight stay. The next day on the way back down we took the route to summit Rocky Mountain. Weather […]
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If lightning strikes me just leave me….

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionMan… we struggled with this hike. It was more like 12 miles from this trailhead. Great views and lovely trail but so difficult if you’re not in hiking shape.
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStage CoachRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionSnow at the top. Need gear to be safe.
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Bergen Peak – Peak #1 of the Colorado Rockies Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoach BlvdEncounteredFall foliageRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionSome snow most of it towards the last final 200 ft of elevation
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Beautiful hike

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionIt was cold starting out at 8am, but finished the trail in a T-shirt. The first half of the trail was clear, closer to the […]
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Pre-Beer Warmup

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionWeather was great, trail in good condition. Not a lot of traffic. Users who liked this:
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Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionNice hike to start the season.  On the trail 7 AM with little traffic.  Noticeable increase on descent mid morning.
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Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionNice hike to start the season.  On trail at 7 AM; little traffic but increased during descent mid morning.
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Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionNice hike to start the season.  Little traffic during ascent (left trailhead 7 AM) but more during mid morning descent.
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMeadow View TrailHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionStarted early, one of the first out on the trail. Switchbacks make for very easy ascending. Small sections of snow pack near the top. Not […]
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Inclined to summit Rocky Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou Incline BaseRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionEveryone should attempt the incline at least once – it sounds like a great idea before you start – but then the reality sets in.  And you make it and feel a huge sense […]
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Bergen's Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadMeadow View TrailEncounteredWildflowers bloomingHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBeautiful day for a hike. Blue bird day. The trail was in great condition, easy to follow not too heavily trafficked, and was dry. A bit windy at the […]
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Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachEncounteredWildflowers bloomingRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBeautiful hike and not many people on the trail. Took Too Long Trail on the way back down, worth the extra distance to see some different scenery. Hit up Black Hawk for a beer before […]
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SummitPost2

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadIncline trailheadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis trail is very difficult and so rewarding. I highly recommend doing this if you are in great shape and if not, be prepared to do your best and make it to the top. The […]
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Incline

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionLost count how many steps I stepped. Great test on ur legs strength. My legs didn’t become rubber after we returned back to the car. It is not my 1st time or last time going […]
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk MeadowRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionLots of snow! I used micro spikes.
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SummitPost

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionGreat hike! It was a steady climb most of the way up but no really tough spots. I’d rate the hike as moderate. There was a little snow on […]
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis RidgeRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsSnow freeTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBeautiful day for hiking Easy hiking Didn’t see any Elks there.
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Winter WonderBergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadLewis Ridge TrailheadEncounteredFall foliageRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionI ended up hiking an extra mile, but taking the scenic meadow view trail down, but it was we worth it. The show made music as […]
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Winter wonderland on Rocky Mountain Peak!

Peak Summited2019 Rocky MountainType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadManitou InclineHiking CompanionsHiked with children (12 & under)Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problemsWe drove down to Manitou Springs, parked at the free parking lot and took the shuttle to the Manitou Incline. The […]
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Avoiding Avalanches on Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk MeadowRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThe hike was fantastic. We started around 7am so there was a lot of ice, definitely needed microspikes. Very windy at the summit. Users who liked this:
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Battling Bergen and my Body….

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadStagecoachRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionBright sunny day but windy around 30F. About 90% of the trail was snow-covered with patches of frozen snow. Yaktrax did fine but snow-pack always slows the pace. Struggled […]
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk Meadow Park TrailheadRoad ConditionsSnow and ice on roadBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionMicrospikes pretty much mandatory.
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The Burden of Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadBergen trailRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsTrail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommendedTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionThis hike was a swift kick in the ass. Snow covered the trail but nothing unmanageable with it without micro spikes. Great views at the top. Make sure […]
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Bergen Peak

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadSleepy TrailHiking CompanionsHiked with a dogRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionHiked from Sleepy Trail to Elk Ridge, Meadow Trail to Bergen Peak Trail. Lots of traffic, especially coming down in the afternoon. This route starts in […]
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Snowy trip up Bergen

Peak Summited2019 Bergen PeakType of HikeDay hikeTrailheadElk MeadowHiking CompanionsHiked with a groupRoad ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehiclesBug StatusNo bugsSnow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to crossTrail ConditionsTrail in good conditionNice hike up Bergen Peak. Snowy most of the way which made for a little slipping- this would’ve been easier with some traction devices. Cloudy day, […]
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Second Chance Summit

Peak SummitedBirthday PeakTrailheadNorth Cottonwood Creek TrailheadWe attempted to hike Birthday Peak several months ago and managed to follow the trail for Mount Harvard instead of the correct Kroenke Lake trail, so coming back to this peak was definitely not something I was looking forward to (especially so late in the season). We started the trail […]
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The Lucky Horseshoe

Peak SummitedHorseshoe MountainTrailheadSilver Horseshoe RoadThe forecast for the day of the hike was “freezing fog and light snow, with 20+ mph winds”. The morning of I had fought with myself as to whether I was going to attempt this solo or try again on a better day. Since it's the beginning of October, I decided […]
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Birthday Peak!!! 3rd Time’s a Charm

Peak SummitedBirthday PeakTrailheadNorth Cottonwood Creek Trailhead3rd time's a charm… The first time I hiked Birthday, it the final peak to finish when I tried to do all 6 peaks for this challenge in a week back in June. I felt successful as I was walked back to North Cottonwood Creek Trailhead but later that evening […]
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A Snowy Labor Day on Gray's Peak.

Peak SummitedGrays PeakTrailheadStevens Gulch TrailheadWe arrived at the trailhead around 4AM to avoid the Labor Day crowds, and there were only maybe 5-6 other cars that showed up this early. It was COLD (like 30 degrees and windy cold) and began to snow several times while climbing to the summit. After summiting Mt Sherman (and […]
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Six Pack Completed

Peak SummitedMount ShermanTrailheadMt ShermanI had been saving this peak for some friends visiting from Missouri; give them a chance to do a 14er. Ended up taking them 4 hours to summit, then 2 to get back to the car. Definitely a much longer day than it should have been, but happy to experience it with […]
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It Rained On My Birthday

Peak SummitedBirthday PeakTrailheadCottonwood CreekStarted at 6:10am, summited at 7:55 for an accent time of 1 hour, 45 minutes. It rained about half the time on the way up. There was a lot of improvising the path up and back once it leaves the Kroenke Lake Trail.
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Gray Day on Grays Peak

Peak SummitedGrays PeakTrailheadGrays Peak TrailheadStarted at 5:30am with a friend and her dog, we had planned on doing Torreys as well. By the time we made it to the top at 7:45, temperatures were freezing, there were big gusts of wind and clouds had limited visibility to 20 yards or so. My hiking partner was […]
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The Summit is Worth the Struggle

Peak SummitedMount ShermanTrailheadFourmile Creek TrailheadWhile I intended to do the peaks in order, a major wrong-turn in the Collegiate Wilderness thwarted my ascent of Birthday Peak. Not wanting to wait to drive all the way out to Buena Vista again, I decided to take on Mt Sherman. With this, I bagged my first 14'er and […]
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Horseshoe Mountain Hike

Peak SummitedHorseshoe MountainTrailheadThe main oneGot bored today and decided to knock this one out. Got to the trail at 3:30pm and started a little bit above the lowest parking area. There were so many paths to the top, I ended up doing some hybrid that was very steep and strenuous, but I made it. Took […]
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Bergen Peak Hike

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk Meadow Trailhead (the parking lot)From car to summit took just under 85 minutes to walk. Nice views at the outcrop near the top, though shrouded by fog (or smoke, I never know anymore). Only other person on the trail was a runner.
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Hot Road to Rocky Top

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou InclineVery hot out, which was the worst part. 38 minutes to finish the Incline, plus another 25 taking it slower to the summit. Great views in every direction. Users who liked this:
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1st 14teener

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou Springs incline (Barr Trail)For my first 14teener It was great now I’m hooked and want to do all of them
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Bergen Peak

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk Meadow TrailheadHot. It was really hot. Even with an early start, it was still hot. Despite the heat, the trail was nice, well maintained and not that busy, which makes for a change. I would probably hike it again, but not in July or August.
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Crazy Stairs Manitou Incline Rocky Mountain Peak

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou Incline baseGroupTheresa, Chris and CarolI previously attempted the incline and stopped at 70%. Can not begin to express the feelings from reaching the top. It took me 2 hours to meet up with my group and they even came down 20 steps to join me in reaching the top of the steps. […]
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4 Miles Uphill

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk Meadow TrailheadI went into this hike pretty ready to wreck it. I had done several long hikes and 6 14ers the week of the 4th of July so I figured this would be a breeze. I was wrong. It's about 4.5 miles of consistently uphill hiking. No one part was particularly difficult […]
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Strenuous 9708 Baergen

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk MeadowGroupChris & CarolAmazed myself by not giving up and made it to the peak on a beautiful clear day! Strenuous described it well. My concerns about achieving things were filled with doubt. And yet I continued and achieved even more.
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Birthday Peak for My Birthday Month! 🙂

Peak SummitedBirthday PeakTrailheadCollegiate WildernessThe third day of our hiking exploits took us up to Birthday Peak. We drove the dirt road trail up to the trailhead after taking the long drive from Denver, CO. Some fires had closed the road in that direction so we were detoured which made the trip even longer. The forecasts […]
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HOGO (Hike One, Get One) – 2nd Time's The Charm

Peak SummitedGrays PeakTrailheadGrays Peak TrailheadThe beginning of the hike until about 2 – 2.5 miles in is pretty easy. Once you pass the rocky area and the Torreys trail split, the summit of Grays is deceptively far. It looks like there are only a handful of switchbacks but in reality there are ton. Trails were […]
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Wanted some Bergen to celebrate the 4th of July!

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk Meadow ParkWe enjoyed the fireworks show in Downtown Denver which occurred on 3 July 2018 for some reason. We stayed up late so we decided to go with the easier hike that was close to downtown Denver. We started relatively early and got to the empty trailhead. It was another beautiful day […]
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1st Hike in the Colorado Rockies Should be Rocky Mountain

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou Incline StepsMy girlfriend and I had a week to hike in Colorado so we decided to see how many summits of the six pack of peaks Colorado we could do. We had previously done the Southern California six pack of peaks for 2017 together. I had completed it in 2016 and 2017 […]
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Good Old Grays Peak

Peak SummitedGrays PeakTrailheadGrays PeakOne of the best days I ever felt for hiking. Was told that was going to be thunder storms at 10am but nothing but blue skies. I hate how weather reports do get it wrong a lot but still it’s always good to be prepared. I would say if you’re limited on […]
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Beautiful Bergen

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk Meadow ParkProbably the best hike to begin with for the challenge. I was worried about storms but it was just cloud cover the whole time. You are in tree line practically the whole way which really does add beauty to the hike. The town of Evergreen is a pretty cool place to […]
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Mt. Sherman, The “easy” 14er

Peak SummitedMount ShermanTrailheadMt. ShermanNew 14er to add to the books. They say it’s the easiest but no 14er is easy. Great road trail most of the way up. Make sure to not accidentally go too far left going up Mt. Sheridan or just hike that one too with Sherman! Users who liked this:
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Cool Looking Horseshoe

Peak SummitedHorseshoe MountainTrailhead0.25 mile up from Fourmile RoadDriving up the 603 road there is a big snow patch a half mile up so you need to find somewhere to park before it. It’s real easy linking up to the trail from many spots. No snow on the trail the whole way up. Just be prepared […]
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Rocky Mountain High

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadThe InclineNice hot Saturday! If you’re looking to do a hike with a bunch of other people around you, going up the incline you’ll get just that. Proceeding up to Rocky Mountain, you’ll be lucky to see 1 other person. Make sure to study or have the photos on your phone on which […]
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That was some Bergen!

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk Meadow Park TrailheadParking was easy to find! Bathroom right before the trek! Started at Elk Meadow Park Trail head straight from the parking lot. And about a quarter-mile in I headed up Meadow view Trail. The whole hike had a clearly marked trail you don’t have to guess where you’re going. All […]
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Stairway to Rocky Mountain Heaven

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou Incline / Barr TrailA couple of years ago, while I was living in Los Angeles, a dear friend recommended that we go climb the Culver City Stairs. I agreed, halfheartedly, only to chicken out and instead walk the trail that winds around the stairs. Those 282 seemingly impossible stairs were the first […]
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Do you know where the summit sign is!?!??!

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadMeadow Park TrailThe weather was perfect but the views were hazy. The hike overall was not as intensive as I thought it would be, although it did take us about 15 minutes to find where the summit sign was. Users who liked this:
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Rocky Mountain via Manitou Incline

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou InclineThe incline had some ice and slush but very manageable. Weather was beautiful at 6am. Cold but as soon as the sun came up it was quite warm. The I clone is rather strenuous but worth it at the top. The trail to the summit was a little miss leading on the […]
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The Lucky Shoe

Peak SummitedHorseshoe MountainTrailheadSilver Horse DrThe brisk air helped keep me moving a very good speed. I arrived at 8 in the morning and the entire trip took roughly 5 hours to complete. Not very many people crossed my path and I'm very glad that I completed it before snow fall! Definitely would recommend not going […]
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An extra 500!

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadThe InclineThis hike was actually a last minute decision! I pulled into the parking lot rough at 10;30 and started the ascent. It took me about an hour and a half to get to the top of the Manitou Incline. After that was another 500 elevation increase to get above the tree line […]
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Gypsy Heart to Blame

Peak SummitedMount BierstadtTrailheadGuanella Pass TrailheadGroupStoneMy brother and I arrived at the trailhead a little before 8 that morning. There were plenty of cars filling up the parking lot so we decided to try to get a head start from as many of them as possible. The air was cool and crisp but the sun warmed […]
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Grays Peak

Mike Off the Map and Grays Peak

Peak SummitedGrays PeakTrailheadGrays PeakGroupWith Mike Off the MapFor my sixth peak in six days, I bagged my first 14er of the trip. And I was fortunate to have my friend Mike Restivo of Mike Off the Map join me. I hadn't met Mike before, but I've known him online for years via Facebook and Twitter. […]
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The Six-Pack Reject Peak

Peak SummitedMount BierstadtTrailheadFrench GulchFull disclosure: I did not hike up Mount Bierstadt. I hiked up something harder; Mount Guyot. This peak is just east of Breckenridge, and it was originally supposed to be one of the six peaks in the challenge. After I hiked it, we decided it would be a bit too technical for […]
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Horseshoe Mountain

Windy Day on Horseshoe Mountain

Peak SummitedHorseshoe MountainTrailheadLeavickThis was a solitary venture up an windswept land. The trail was entirely above the tree line, and the glacier-carved cirque that forms the namesake feature of the mountain was pocked with the remains of old mining operations. There are many “trails” that wind up towards the peak. I found chose the routes […]
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Birthday Peak

Snow and Scramble up Birthday Peak

Peak SummitedBirthday PeakTrailheadKroenke Lake TrailheadMy third peak in three days. This trail started way back on the Kroenke Lake Trail, then split off with some off trail navigation up towards the peak. It was pretty easily followed with a map (and I had GaiaGPS with offline maps, too). There was some snow, but nothing that […]
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View from Rocky Mountain

Straight Up, Then Up Some More

Peak SummitedRocky MountainTrailheadManitou InclineThis was my second hike in a row. I spent the night before in Colorado Springs, then drove to the trailhead. Parking here is expensive, so I drove back into town for cheaper parking and hoofed it up to the trailhead (about 1/2 mile). There are two routes up Rocky Mountain, and […]
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Bergen Peak view

Bergen Peak with Bryan Martin of BCM

Peak SummitedBergen PeakTrailheadElk MeadowPerfect weather for kicking off my Colorado Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. I was joined by Bryan Martin, Executive Director of Big City Mountaineers — an awesome non-profit organization that we help support through the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. We met at the Elk Meadow Trailhead off Stagecoach Blvd. Denver was having a […]
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