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 […]

Pass Mountain

Pass Mountain North 3312′ Tonto National Forest Total Time: 3:45 Roundtrip Mileage: 5.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2000′ Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Windcave Trail in Usery Mountains Regional Park, $6 entrance- water, trash, toilets Companions: Holly Usery Mountains Regional Park is a small county park bordering Tonto National Forest just to the northwest of the Superstition […]

Woodchute Mountain

Woodchute Mountain 7840′ Arizona Alpine Total Time: 3 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1600′ Class I Trailhead: Woodchute Trail #102 Woodchute Mountain in Central Arizona is a broad plateau standing over Verde Valley. The remnants of an ancient volcano, Woodchute is one of Arizonas’s 73 summits with over 2000′ of prominence, a list […]

Miners Summit

Miners Summit 3516′ Superstition Mountains Total Time: 6 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 9.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2500′ Crux: Class II Trailhead: Peralta Trail- pit toilets, no water Companions: Holly I had made a pre- New Year’s Resolution to stop dragging Holly on hikes that the overwhelming majority of people would not enjoy. Many of my objectives […]

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 […]

Handies Peak

Handies Peak 14058′ Colorado 14er Total Time: 3.0 hours Round Trip Mileage: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2700′ Crux: Class I Trailhead: American Basin Handies Peak is without question the easiest 14er in the San Juans. From American Basin, the hike is less then 6 miles roundtrip with under 3000′ of gain. The hardest part is […]

Le Grammont

Continued…. For my last day in Europe, all I really wanted was some better weather, which was starting to seem like too much to ask. I briefly considered a climb of Dents du Midi, the highpoint of the Chablais Alps above Geneva, but the summer route certainly wasn’t in season and I wanted a bit […]