Texas Trio bags Greenhorn Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2001
After a successful climb of Handies Peak in the San Juans we wanted something less strenuous on the way home to Texas. Greenhorn was the just the ticket. Joyce(wife), Honey(dog), and Chas.(slowbutsteady) arrived at the summit at 11am on a beautiful day. We descended south and circled around in a clockwise direction to pick up road back to vehicle.
Route Climbed: Greenhorn trail - from the upper parking lot Date Climbed: 9/16/2001
The Wet Mtn's are one of my favorite areas in the state. Growing up in Pueblo I spent a lot of time in this area. This was my fourth time on top of Greenhorn Mtn. Always great views and not a very difficult hike plus I didn't see a single person all day. What an awsome area.
Here are my log notes:
This was the fourth time I’ve hike up Greenhorn. I wanted to go another way this time so I hiked up the Greenhorn Trail to the saddle between the North peak (12,200) and another unnamed peak. From there I walked south up and over two other unnamed peaks and then up to Greenhorn. There was actually a register on the summit and I was the sixth person to register so far this month. There are six peaks that make up Greenhorn Mountain. All of them are relatively close in elevation with the southern summit the tallest (12,347). The next time I will do the rest and skip the highest summit summit.