Peaks: UN 13,336, UN 13,020 B, Willoughby Mountain (13,142′), UN 13,039, Sleeping Sexton (13,460′) Date: July 21-23, 2017 Where: Elk Range Trailhead: Maroon Lake (9,580′) Participants: Brian Miller, Dillon Sarnelli
Peak:McHenrys Peak (13,327′) – Rocky Mountain National Park 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
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 had 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 Participants: solo
August 7, 2016 – “Standard” route via the 2WD summer “trailhead” (8,700′): 11.5 miles, 4,000′ gain. (FYI – From the 4WD trailhead (10,170′): 3.5 miles, 2,500′ gain)
February 28, 2016 – From the winter road closure (8,200′), then standard route: 16.5 miles, 4,500′ gain.