Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hallett Peak (12,713 ft.)

Glacier Park

Climbing Flattop Mountain

Longs Peak over Dream Lake

Summit of Flattop Mountain

Mummy Range from the top of Hallett Peak

Tyndall Glacier

Longs Peak over Bear Lake

Today's Route

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trail Ridge Road

Berthoud Pass

Baker Gulch

Colorado River Basin

The Crater on Specimen Mountain overlooking the Never Summers

Top of Trail Ridge Road

Tombstone Ridge

Alpine Tundra on the Ute Trail

Fall Colors and the Mummy Range

Bugling Elk

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Eagles Nest Wilderness

Getting up early paid of with some great light for views looking west. Later in the trip, views to the east were no longer washed out by the cloudless sky.

This was by far my favorite run/hike of the trip. I felt at home in the Eagles Nest wilderness of the Gore Range.

From last night: sunset over the Tenmile Range

This morning I was greeted to a reflection of Buffalo Mountain in Lilly Pad Lake

Today's run was a loop around Buffalo Mountain, starting on the south side and going counter clockwise.

The north side of Buffalo Mountain is a lot more rugged than the south side.

Following South Willow Creek upstream..

Meadows below Red Buffalo Pass

Views of the Continental Divide.

Red Buffalo Pass

Looking south from Eccles Pass

Aspen in full fall color.

Grays and Torreys Peaks


Tenmile Range over Lake Dillon

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Timberline Lake

Slight change of plans for today. I had planned on Missouri Lakes and Fancy Pass in Holy Cross Wilderness today. Between the snow, the loooong gravel road to get there and my re-sprained ankle, I decided to do something else. I would up with another hike in Holy Cross - Timberline Lake. This is a short hike from the far end of Turquoise Lake/Reservoir outside of Leadville. 

It is also a popular trailhead for The Colorado and Continental Divide Trails.

Lunch at Tennessee Pass Cafe in Leadville

I didn't get a good photo of Mt. Massive towering over Leadville because I was shooting into the sun and between that and the snow, it was just all washed out.

The drive between Leadville and Copper was through a heavily mined area.

Now it's off to dinner.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Roan Cliffs

Entrance to Glenwood Canyon

Flowers on the Colorado River

Looking backwards from the trail to Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake

Spouting Rock

Glenwood Canyon

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Went for a run on the Rio Grand Rail Trail, Sunnyside Trail, and Hunter Creek Trail today. Starting and ending at the hotel, it was 14 miles and 2600ft. of climbing. 

Leaving Aspen on the Rio Grand Rail Trail.

Crossing the Roaring Fork River.

Then the trail started to climb through the scrub brush.

And gave views of Hayden Peak.

It continued to climb through the Aspen forest.

And presented more views of the Elk Mountains.

The dense Aspen forest.

Aspen, CO from above.

Hunter Creek Meadows.

Map of the run.