Mount Harvard and Mount Columbia

Mount Harvard 14,420′ and Mount Columbia 14,073′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 13 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 15.2 miles Elevation Gain: 7200′ Trailhead: N. Cottonwood Creek- 2WD, no services Continued…. Mount Harvard is the third highest mountain in Colorado and fourth highest in the continental United States, falling only one foot below Colorado’s second highest- Mount Massive. […]

Mount Massive

Mount Massive 14,421′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 8 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 7.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4010′ Crux: Class II-III Trailhead: N. Halfmoon Creek- 4WD, no services Companions: Jacob Hyde Continued…. Mount Massive is the second tallest mountain in Colorado and third highest in the continental United States. Falling short of Colorado’s highest peak Mount Elbert […]

Mount Evans

Mount Evans 14,264′ Colorado 14ers One-way mileage: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2000′ Trailhead: Summit Lake Trail Companions: Holly, Jacob, Janelle Mount Evans dominates the Denver skyline, the closest 14,000′ peak to Colorado’s largest city. As the 14th highest 14er in the state, it is often people’s first 14er, with a variety of trails of varying […]

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu 4095.2 meters/ 13,435′ Rountrip Distance: 28km/ 17.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2229 meters/ 7,313′ Trailhead: Timpohon Gate, full services Companions: Holly Mount Kinabalu is a mountain of superlatives. By far the highest mountain on the island of Borneo and country of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu juts over 4000 meters into the sky from sea level, […]

Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock

Courthouse Butte 5451′ and Bell Rock 4919′ Sedona Total Time: 9 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 6.0 Elevation Gain: 2300′ Crux: 5.6 on Courthouse Butte (South Bowl Route) and 5.8 and Bell Rock (Kamps Route) Trailhead: Bell Rock Vista- full services except water, Red Rocks Pass required Companions: Alex Wallace Sedona features some of the most impressive […]

Red Butte Mountain

Red Butte Mountain 7326′ Grand Canyon National Park-ish Total Time: 1:30 Roundtrip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 920′ Crux: Class 1 Trailhead: Red Butte Trail, no services Continued… Red Butte Mountain is the most striking summit along AZ Route 64 from Williams to the South Rim. I had passed by it nearly every time I went to the […]

Fossil Mountain

Fossil Mountain 6729′ Grand Canyon National Park Total Time: 1:15 Roundtrip Mileage: 2.0 Elevation Gain: 800′ Crux: Class 2 Trailhead: Havasupai point, no services Continued…. Fossil Mountain may be the easiest Grand Canyon summit on the south rim. With only a mile of cross country, a couple hundred feet of elevation gain, and essentially no scrambling, […]