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
Peaks: South Signal Mountain (11,248′) – Rocky Mountain National Park, and Signal Mountain (11,262′) – Comanche Peak Wilderness Date: December 27, 2014 Trailhead: Dunraven (7,800′) * Approach: Bulwark Ridge Trail Distance: ~12.5 miles Elevation Gain: ~3,800 ft. Participants: Sam Sala, Dillon Sarnelli Time: 11 hours *Note: Due to the September 2013 flooding, much of the area around the Dunraven TH is stillContinue reading “Signal and South Signal Mountains”
Way back in 2011 I made my first trip into Glacier Gorge and like most folks who exit their vehicles at the trailhead, I was there to see something called Alberta Falls. Don’t get me wrong, Alberta Falls is great. Heck, I even took my family there later that summer, but let’s be serious now. Others may even go as far as the Loch or Mills Lake, also pretty spectacular in their own right. But for those willing to make the 5 mile trek deep into the heart of Glacier Gorge to where the upper plateau begins, that’s where the crown jewel of the park gets real.
If you’ve ever driven down the Wild Basin Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and wondered what that huge bulky 13,000 foot mound in front of you was, you were probably gazing at Copeland. The USGS lists this peak as “Mount Copeland”, but all other sources seem to call it “Copeland Mountain”. Whatever you want to call it, you’d have to agree it’s massive for Wild Basin standards and the summit views, should you choose to slog up this behemoth, give you a front row seat into everything the southern end of the Park has to offer.