Andrews Glacier 9/25/16

You have a few options for trails to get here. Loch Vale Trail from Bear Lake Trailhead or Sky Pond Trail from Glacier Gorge Trailhead to Andrews Glacier Trail. They come out to about 3.4 to 3.5 miles to Andrews Glacier Trail. 9.5 to 10 miles round trip. RMNP (2 hours…

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Chasm Lake 8/20/16

Chasm Lake Trail (~8.3 8.8 miles round trip). Longs Peak Trailhead. RMNP (1.5 hours / 76 miles from Denver) Trailhead elevation: 9400′ Highest elevation: 11,800′ Total elevation gain: 2400′ First off, sorry about the break in posts. We moved and haven’t had a chance to go out to the mountains since…

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Quandary Peak 10/9/15

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14,265′. East Ridge (6.75 miles), Tenmile Range (1 hr 45 min / 89 miles from Denver) We reached the summit after dark and descended with headlamps. Just keep an eye out for the goats, marmots, and pikas. Goats on the trail: Looking south from the trail: Looking south, you can…

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Mount Bierstadt 8/30/15

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Via the West Slopes (~7 miles). Guanella Pass Trailhead, Mount Evans Wilderness. (1 hr 20 min / 56 miles from Denver) Plan to get an early start especially in the spring with the afternoon storms. The Sawtooth just before dawn: Looking south from the trail at dawn: From the summit:…

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Bear Lake Loop 7/31/15

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Best of Bear Lake Area Loop (~5.7 miles) plus Emerald Lake Trail (~0.7 miles). Bear Lake Trailhead (or any parking along Bear Lake Road if the shuttles are running), RMNP (2 hours / 85 miles from Denver) Nymph Lake: Dream Lake: Emerald Lake: Golden-mantled ground squirrel near Alberta Falls. These…

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