Mount Princeton

Mount Princeton 14,197′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 4 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2650′ Crux: Class II Trailhead: Mount Princeton FR, parked at about 11,500′ Companions: Jacob Hyde Earlier this year, I was able to tag 6 Colorado 14ers in a 4 day sprint- Wilson Peak, Handies, Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn, and Redcloud and […]

Mount Morrison

Mount Morrison 12,241′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 7 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 4600′ Crux: Class II-III Companions: Justin Shelton Trailhead: Convict Lake- trash, water, toilets, general store Continued….. My final day of peakbagging in the Sierras was a summit I had been eyeing for a very long time. Mount Morrison is a prominent […]

Mount Hoffmann

Mount Hoffmann 10856′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 3 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 2200′ Crux: Class I Companions: Justin Shelton Trailhead: May Lake- trash, pit toilets Continued…. Day 4 was supposed to be the big dayhike of Split Mountain, allowing Justin a chance to acclimate before the monster dayhike, and not killing ourselves […]

Banner Peak

Banner Peak 12936′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 11 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 19.0 miles Elevation Gain: 7126′ (according to my GPS, although this seems high) Trailhead: Agnew Meadows, pit toilets, water, trash, bear boxes. Shuttle required 7AM-7PM in the summer. Continued…. The second day of climbing in the Sierras would also be my last day solo, with […]

University Peak

University Peak 13589′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 10 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 5800′ Trailhead: Onion Valley- pit toilets, water, trash, car camping After spending five years in California (really only four of them hiking and climbing seriously), I had climbed 50 of the 247 Sierra Peak Section summits, far from finished, but […]

Redcloud and Sunshine Peak

Redcloud Peak 14034′ and Sunshine Peak 14001′ Colorado 14ers Total Time: 6.5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 10.3 miles Elevation Gain: 4500′ Crux: Class III (Class II if you go down the correct gully) Trailhead: Southfork of Silver Creek/ Grizzly Basin Continued… The last day of my four day stretch in Colorado would be another double header, […]

Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre

Wetterhorn Peak 14016′ and Uncompahgre Peak 14308′ Colorado 14er Total Time: 10.5 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 13.9 miles Elevation Gain: 6450′ Crux: Class III Trailhead: Matterhorn Creek (lower 4WD TH) Continued… Uncompahgre is the highest mountain in the San Juans, and 6th highest in all of Colorado. It’s north face is a wall of dramatic cliffs, […]