By the time I finish this trip report it’ll be calendar winter. TR’s on the .com have long since dropped off into hibernation. The forum posts almost seem intelligent and even respectful. Soon it will be Christmas and New Years and bowl games, oh my! Heck in 10 days it’ll be tax season, but who’s counting.
48 hours before the shortest day of the year, Brando, Kristine, Kona and I found ourselves in a small pull off just off Fremont Pass. The objective, bicentennial 13er Mount Arkansas. Unfortunately, there would be no blue snowflake for Kristine, but I think she still had a good time. 🙂
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Peaks: Spencer Peak (13,087′), Grand Turk (13,160′), Sultan Mountain (13,373′) Date: October 24, 2015 Trailhead: Little Molas Lake Distance: ~ 9 miles Elevation Gain: ~ 4,000 ft. Participants: Taj, Dillon Sarnelli
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
Peaks: Vestal Peak (13,864′), Arrow Peak (13,803′), West Trinity (13,765′), Trinity Peak (13,805′), East Trinity (13,745′) Dates: August 27-30, 2015 Group: David Yarian, Jason Blyth, Rick Thompson, Dillon Sarnelli