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Courthouse Mountain 12,152ft=3704m
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Courthouse Mountain 12,152ft=3704m

 
Courthouse Mountain 12,152ft=3704m

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Courthouse Mountain 12,152ft=3704m

Image Type(s): Hiking

 

Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Aug 19, 2011 / Aug 21, 2011

Object ID: 739135

Hits: 1534 

Page Score: 81.18% - 13 Votes 

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Overview

Courthouse Mountain is a beautiful peak in western Colorado, San Juan range of Rocky Mountains. The trail is well marked, and easy to follow. It is only 1.8 miles one way, making this a nice and short trip. The mountain looks very impressive from the distance, and there is a short scrambling section making this hike interesting even for an experienced mountaineer.
The views of Chimney Rock from this hike are amazing! I love this part of San Juans - Cimarron range, many interestingly shaped peaks, and very uncrowded.

Great views of Chimney Rock

Towards the summit
Towards the summit
Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock
Taking a break
 
Along the trail
 
Incredible views
 
Chimney Rock
 
Chimney Rock
 
Hiking towards the summit
 

Wildflowers

Wildflowers everywhere
 
Wildflowers
 
Duchess among wildflowers
 
What a garden!
 

Summit views and poses

Redcliff and Coxcomb
Redcliff and Coxcomb
Dunsiname and Precipice
Dunsiname and Precipice
Mount Sneffels
Mount Sneffels
Duchess on top of Courthouse Mountain
 
Summit view
 
Courthouse Summit
 

And some images along the trail

Easy trail to follow
Well marked trailhead
Just below the top
 
Little scramble section
Little scramble
Almost there...
Finally, the summit
Amazing rock formations
 
Views along the trail
 
Still higher up...
 
Well marked trail
Turn off for the summit, well marked

Images



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anitatypo

anita

Hasn't voted

do you mean Courthouse? sorry for asking, but why have an album when you can just add these pictures to the mountain page? seems redundant, but what do I know about points and contributions...
Posted Aug 20, 2011 12:21 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: typo

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

yes, it was typo. Thanks. I think album does not give you many points, perhaps none. I don't know. WHy album? I took more than 200 photos, plus have many photos from my previous visits. I thought that it is pretty nice peak with a nice surrounding, and many people just enjoy looking at the photos (I do.) I think that I have seen many albums on SP which had only 2-3 photos, and no description at all, compared to those this is not a bad album per my opinion.
And if the mountain site has a place for adding album, route, trip report etc, why not to add an album? I live in this area, I can see Chimney rock and Courthouse from the town where I live, I felt like doing a bigger contribution, and I do enjoy "wasting" time on SP. Sorry, I don't see that this is wrong. Regarding points - I co-share many sites, which I have totally redone, and the owner got all the points.
Posted Aug 20, 2011 3:25 pm

Sarah SimonCourthouse

Sarah Simon

Voted 10/10

Liba,

I want to thank you for this album. As I am in charge of rebuilding both the mountain page as well as the standard route page for Courthouse Mountain, your images have been invaluable.

I will add some of my "greatest hits" from my own summit of this peak as well as those that do an especially good job of illustrating the route (esp. the higher portions), but you've got some really great images here!

Sarah
Posted May 6, 2012 10:35 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Courthouse

Liba Kopeckova

Hasn't voted

Thanks so much and good luck with rebuilding the page! Courthouse is one of my favorite hikes here.
Posted May 10, 2012 3:33 pm

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