Snowdrift Peak in RMNP has been on my radar ever since a failed attempt in 2013. That outing was a classic example of how to unintentionally haze your friends when they travel out to Colorado. My buddy Brad, having just landed in CO from DC, found himself at the North Inlet TH at the crack of dawn on a bitter cold September morning ready to take on something called Snowdrift Peak with me. The first snow of the season came early and unexpectedly the night before. One of us may have been wearing trail runners. 8 miles in we were sitting at Ptarmigan Lake wondering why the lake was in the wrong spot. Later we would contemplate that maybe there weren’t actual trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Category Archives: Front Range
In Search of Snow in the Big Park – McHenrys Peak
Peak: McHenrys Peak (13,327′) – Rocky Mountain National ParkDate: October 30, 2016Trailhead: Glacier Gorge (9,180′)Approach: South Slope via Stone Man PassDistance: ~ 13 milesElevation Gain: ~ 4,200 ft.Participants: Will Robnett, Dillon Sarnelli
A Dynamic Duo in the Indian Peaks Wilderness – by Doug
A nice write up by Doug on our scramble in the Indian Peaks Wilderness in July. A Dynamic Duo in the IPW – by Doug 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
May and June’s Greatest Hits – Jacque to Music, and Some Extra Credit
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 yearContinue reading “May and June’s Greatest Hits – Jacque to Music, and Some Extra Credit”