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cdevenney84Close to Denver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012


quick 2 miles each way. Did in early April and the snow was packed down enough to stay afloat on it with minimal post holing. Awesome views on the top. Great for people visiting CO. Doesn't seem to get much traffic.
Posted May 7, 2012 5:05 pm

DerekFreedLate Day Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2012


Flew home to Denver early enough to get a late afternoon summit of an old favorite. Carried up the skis, made for a quick descent.
Posted Mar 27, 2012 12:12 am

SarahThompsonDeep snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2012


Climbed after Squaw & Papoose. Did not find the trail and ended up laboring through crotch deep snow on Chief's northeast slopes. Maybe the trail was burried in deep snow or maybe I just couldn't find it.
Posted Mar 5, 2012 10:38 am

belexesChief Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2012


This was my 4th or 5th time on Chief. It was a nice day for a snowshoe. The snow was good 'til treeline, where it was mostly blown away. It was breezy, but not brutally windy like it had been the past week or so. I had not gotten Papoose yet, so I decided to head over there afterward.
Posted Jan 3, 2012 1:21 pm

Ted EliasonAn island in the Front Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Ted Eliason

Sits in a cool location between the Evans Group and the lower Indian Peaks. An easy after work hike but the standard trail is north facing and melts off late in the year.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 5:34 pm

Jeremy HakesGreat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008

Jeremy Hakes

Just need to repeat Squaw.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 12:49 pm

SenadRNew Year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2011


1st hike of New Year, good start!
Posted Jan 2, 2011 5:21 pm

bblack99Easy Acclimation for Flatlanders  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


After a long drive from KC on Saturday, I hit Chief's east ridge from Squaw Pass Road. It's a big jump from 1,000' to 11.7k', but Chief has nice easy trails, just the right amount of switchbacks and the tiniest of scrambles at the top makes it fun even on tired lungs.

Round-trip was two hours with at least 20 minutes on the summit. Winds were strong but inconsistent, which was a big plus considering the exposed summit block. Awesome views to the north and west!
Posted Aug 8, 2010 7:38 pm

chicagotransplantSquaw Pass Outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010


5/2/10: Took the trail up Chief than traversed over Papoose to Squaw and back down the Squaw Mtn Road to my car. Also climbed a few of the other easy access peaks off the Squaw Pass Road, lots of peaks available for little effort on this road!
12/8/12: Repeat with Papoose and Squaw, also climbed Warrior and PT 11060.
Posted May 3, 2010 10:53 am

Brian KaletEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2010

Brian Kalet

With Papoose and Squaw.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 9:48 pm

colinpenceChief Mtn. hike  Sucess!


This was my first hike with Janey Butterworth when we met in 2007, and we had to slip and slide down the trail to avoid the icy patches. Otherwise this was an easy and fun summit.
Posted Apr 7, 2009 12:29 am

Narendrachief mt  Sucess!


good acclimation hike - one of the first mountains i hiked when moving to CO
Posted Jan 1, 2009 3:42 pm

BigCountryWinter fun  Sucess!


Good snowshoe up the west ridge
Posted Oct 3, 2008 6:37 pm

argothorChief and Squaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008


First I snow shoed up Chief, and then I headed over to Squaw Mountain. Beautiful, sunny and warm day for the first of March. Joined by my big mutt, Jack.
Posted Mar 1, 2008 8:39 pm

shanahan96hail to the chief  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2008


quick, easy hike from the squaw pass road.

winds kicked in above treeline which made for a rough stretch, but all was good. chief's summit came surprisingly quick after treeline. added on warrior afterwards to complete the idaho springs quad.

Posted Feb 27, 2008 10:15 am

heather14Nice easy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008


A nice easy day for a change. Nice place to snowshoe.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 10:44 pm

big_ggood times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008


Quick little snowshoe and overnight camp. Not enough time to complete the igloo but the sky was clear and beautiful!
Posted Jan 12, 2008 1:09 am

Luciano136Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008


A snow storm made me cancel the idea of Sniktau out of Loveland Pass. This was backup plan nr. 2 and it worked out great! Got a break in the weather in that area with fantastic views; thanks to shknbke for the suggestion. Lots of powder but the trail was packed down from the previous weekend. Completely different snow than CA, that's for sure!
Posted Jan 10, 2008 2:38 pm

HokieJimHappy New Year!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008


Quick and easy winter summit up a well-packed trail
Posted Jan 3, 2008 12:44 am

shknbkefrom Squaw and Papoose  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008


Kicked off the new year of some low hanging fruit. Great snowshoe outing up Squaw, Papoose, and Chief. The only trail breaking we had to do was up and down Papoose. A great hike in the Denver area if you only have half a day to burn.
Posted Jan 2, 2008 10:53 pm

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