A Mummy Kill-er Loop in the Big Park

Peaks of the Park: Mummy Mountain (13,425′), Hagues Peak (13,560′), Fairchild Mountain (13,502′), Ypsilon Mountain (13,514′), Mount Chiquita (13,069′), Mount Chapin (12,454′)
Date:  October 4, 2015
Trailhead:  Lawn Lake (8,540′) – Rocky Mountain National Park
Route: Counterclockwise loop beginning and ending at the Lawn Lake TH via Fall River Road
Distance: 26 miles
Elevation Gain:  9,100 feet
Participants:  Solo mission
Time: 13 hours (including a rain delay, snow delay, and a lot of gaping)
Human Sightings: 2 (descending Fairchild)
Pedobear Sightings: 0

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Tenmile Traverse In Photos – by David Yarian

Another great report by Zambo! Here’s a link to our day in the Tenmile if you want to check it out. Enjoy the read and cheers!

Tenmile Traverse In Photos: Peak 1 to Crystal

  • Climbers: Dillon & Zambo
  • Peaks:
    • Mount Royal: 10,502′
    • Mount Victoria: 11,775′
    • Peak 1: 12,805′
    • Peak 2: (Tenmile Peak) 12,933′
    • Peak 3: 12,676′
    • Peak 4: 12,856′
    • Peak 5: 12,855′
    • Peak 6: 12,573′
    • Peak 7: 12,655′
    • Peak 8: 12,987
    • Peak 9: 13,195′
    • Peak 10: 13,633′
    • Crystal Peak: 13,852′
  • Distance: ~18 Miles
  • Vert: 9,071 Feet
  • Total Trip Time: 11 Hours

A Little More Gore – Silverthorne & East Thorn

Approaching the saddle between “Zodiac View” (12,505′) and “Mount Silverthorne” (13,357′) on a fine Saturday morning in the Gore Range.

Peaks: “Zodiac View” (12,505′), “Mount Silverthorne” – a.k.a Willow Benchmark (13,357′), “East Thorn” (13,333′)
Date: July 18, 2015
Trailhead: Gore Creek
Distance: ~ 15 miles
Elevation Gain: ~ 6,000 ft.
Participants: Chris Cronick, Dillon Sarnelli (guest appearance by Kristine Chalk and Kona)

This summer’s been a little different than year’s past for me. No real agenda. Hitting the big Park when I can, checking off a Centennial or two when it feels right, even carrying a rope on occasion and adding to the itinerary a top secret cabin in the San Juans when possible.

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