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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Shake It Off: Sunday on The Sharkstooth – by David Yarian

An instant classic by the Zambino… Below is a link to a great read by Zambo on our recent trip into the Park to climb The Sharkstooth. Cheers!

Shake It Off – Sunday on The Sharkstooth

Emerald from Missouri Gulch – With a Side of Belford and Lackawanna

In January I summited California Peak with Zambo. While descending the summit ridge I became dizzy and disoriented. “Zambo, is this what altitude sickness feels like?!?” An extra strength ibuprofen got me back to the car.

Fast forward to March, I attempted Shavano and Tab with Danny. At about 12,500′ in the Angel my head began to pound and my legs stopped functioning on all cylinders. “Is this really happening again?” After some egging, I was able to convince Danny to go ahead and get the summits. I took a nap on a rib of grass as Danny bulldozed upward. 45 minutes later I painfully dragged my sorry self to the summit of Shavano. On the 7 mile descent back to the car I was a zombie and an ibuprofen had no effect. Danny’s good company and sense of humor are the only reason I’m not still crawling back to the jeep.

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