Tag Archives: Rocky Mountains

Mount Zirkel Wilderness

A 4-night trip in Colorado’s Mount Zirkel Wilderness northeast of Steamboat Springs was just the escape I needed after months of doing little except packing, fixing-up, and cleaning the house in Kansas City.  3 friends and I left KC early … Continue reading

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Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

The Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness is about 250 square miles of the Anaconda Range straddling the Beaverhead, Deerlodge, and Bitterroot National Forests in southwest Montana.  It features countless trout-filled lakes, many peaks over 9000′ with a few over 10000′, and about 280 … Continue reading

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Return to the Rockies

My second trip to Colorado in the last month, and my first backpacking trip in the Rocky  Mountains.  The destination was the Comanche and Venable peaks of the Sangre De Cristo range southwest of Westcliffe.  I went with a friend … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida – Day 4

Saturday was the main event – our attempt to climb the 14,003′ Mt Huron.  This is considered to be about the easiest of all the 14er climbs, but that doesn’t mean that it’s actually easy, and especially not for a … Continue reading

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Summer Sabbatical in Salida – Day 3

Friday started with a hike to Hartenstein Lake, west of Buena Vista near Cottonwood Pass. 

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