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.
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In Search of Snow in the Big Park – McHenrys Peak
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
May and June’s Greatest Hits – Jacque to Music, and Some Extra Credit
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”
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 feetContinue reading “A Mummy Kill-er Loop in the Big Park”