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chicagotransplantBear Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2015


Hiked up the Bear Creek trail to the drainage south of Cow BM (about 3 miles in) and then up the south ridge of Cow BM. Lush basin with some old mining cabins, then a steep ridge to the summit. Ridge was mostly grassy, but had some loose/hardpan sections. Descended via the southeast ridge to near PT 12835 and descended south facing grass slopes to the Bear Creek trail and back out.
Posted Jul 6, 2015 7:39 pm

Liba KopeckovaFrom Horsethief TH  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2013

Liba Kopeckova

Great hike (trail is superb for trail running), 4.2 miles to Bridge of Heaven, and then ? 3.5-4 more to the Benchmark. Still some snow on the trail, so did "shortcuts" on dry (or muddy) grass. Duchess did great, although getting tough on her - the distance about 15 miles. Met one more trail running guy, otherwise completely empty of humans, not bad for Sunday.
Incredible views in all directions: Ouray, Ridgway, Cimarrons, Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre, towards Sneffels and Potosi, Red Mountains, Engineer Pass.....
Posted Jun 9, 2013 7:38 pm

SarahThompsonFrom Engineer Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011


Long up and down route from just below Engineer Pass (12,400 ft on east side). More or less followed the Horsethief Trail, tho its not much of a trail a lot of the way. 10+ miles and about 2500 feet of total gain. Neat views down to Ouray and into the Cimarrons.
Posted Aug 1, 2011 12:36 pm

ktimmnice  Sucess!


unique view of ouray
Posted Jul 23, 2008 8:58 pm

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