Date: October 30, 2016
Trailhead: Glacier Gorge (9,180′)
Approach: South Slope via Stone Man Pass
Distance: ~ 13 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 4,200 ft.
Participants: Will Robnett, Dillon Sarnelli
A nice little write-up by Collin on our Labor Day jaunt to the SJ’s to test out his new bionic knee. Welcome back buddy!
Over the weekend I jumped in the car and headed for the cabin in Pagosa. I didn’t know what the plan would be given the forecast. Didn’t care. Worst case scenario I’d sit in a hammock all weekend, beer in hand, and catch a few sunsets. If I’m being totally honest, I really just wanted to test the new hammock. 🙂
Pagosa Peak is for all intents and purposes the southern gateway to the Weminuche Wilderness. It taunted me for all of 2015. I googled it a few times, but info was limited. Coming from Denver I had a hard time just figuring out the forest roads. Not to mention I wanted to hit it in winter and didn’t know whether or not that was even logistically possible. What could one see from up there I wondered?
Peak: Pagosa Peak (12,640′)
Where: Weminuche Wilderness
A nice write up by Doug on our scramble in the Indian Peaks Wilderness in July.
Peaks: Mount Neva (12,814′), Jasper Peak (12,923′)
Date: July 22, 2016
Trailhead: Fourth of July
Distance: 10.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,561 ft.
Participants: Doug H, Otina Fox, Dillon Sarnelli
05-06-16 – Jacque Peak
05-17-16 – Longs Peak – Keplinger’s Couloir
06-01-16 – Otis Peak
06-08-16 – South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak, Green Mountain
06-19-16 – Savage Peak – Savage Couloir
06-29-16 – Music Mountain
07-13-16 – Extra Credit – Mount Orton
Participants: Mat Ballay, Dillon Sarnelli
For most of the civilized world this year began on January 1 when the clock struck midnight. For the few and not so proud who call ourselves accountants, it kicked off on April 15th at closing time. I had a lot of catching up to do, so when the mountains called, I went. And when your go to climbing buddy has a few months to spare before moving and starting a new teaching job, well things set up very very nicely. Pardon the summary, but Mat and I went on such a tear since Kelso that I really didn’t get much time to sit and document any of it. I’ll keep this one to highlights, pictures, and a good sense of humor.