Chiricahua Peak

Chiricahua Peak 9,760′ and 9 others Arizona Alpine Total Time: 14:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 30.2 Elevation Gain: 8,440′ Crux: Class 2 Trailhead: Rustler Park The Chiricahua Mountains are one of Southern Arizona’s sky islands, rising to nearly 10,000′ from the desert near the border with Mexico. Home to several summits with over 2,000′ of prominence, Chiricahua […]

Mount Davis

Mount Davis 12,303′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 2 days (backpack) Elevation Gain: ~8,000′ Roundtrip Mileage: 30.4 Crux: Class II-III Trailhead: Rush Creek, full services Companions: Holly Mount Davis is a 12K summit in the Ansel Adams Wilderness near the southeastern border of Yosemite. Serving as a backdrop for the Sierra’s famous Thousand Island Lake, the […]

Blue Peak

Blue Peak Lookout Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 1:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 650′ Class I Trailhead: Blue Peak Lookout Trail Continued… Greenlee County is a small sliver of land in far Eastern Arizona bordering New Mexico, and isĀ AZ’s second smallest county after Santa Cruz County in the south. The county is […]

Escudilla Mountain

Escudilla Mountain 10,877′ Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 2:40 Roundtrip Mileage: 6.6 Elevation Gain: 1600′ Class I Trailhead: Escudilla Mountain Trail   Continued… Escudilla Mountain sits in far eastern Arizona near the New Mexican border. At over 10,000′, it is the third highest major summit in the state behind the Humphreys Peak group […]

Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy 11,421′ Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 8:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 16.5 Elevation Gain: 5200′ Class I Trailhead: East Baldy Trail, no services Arizona is a state better known for its’ desert, not its’ alpine. Even though the beautifully varied state has deep canyons, sky island mountains and raw Sonoran desert, not much […]

Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak

Mount Shavano 14,229′ and Tabeguache Peak 14,155′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 9 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 9.7 miles Elevation Gain: 5340′ Trailhead: Shavano TH- 2WD, pit toilets Continued… Mount Shavano and Tabeguache Peak are two Colorado 14ers less than one mile apart. Shavano is the southernmost 14ers in the Sawatch Range, and most well known for […]

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. […]