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.
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
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”
Normally I try to stick to 2 criteria when writing a trip report: 1) Write about a peak that isn’t well traveled, and 2) if possible, try to keep it timely. Well, I guess I’m throwing protocol out the window on this one. 🙂 That said, if you’re still here, thanks for reading and at the very least you’ll likeContinue reading “An Ohio State Alum and a Penn State Alum Walk Into a Bar – Kelso Ridge”