Route Climbed: Southern snow couloir Date Climbed: 21 November 2002
Decided I wanted to play with my ice tools, so headed out thinking I'd attempt Toll's North Face. It was getting late, so I hung a right and headed up one of the couloirs of Audubon's south scoop. Ended up with an epic descent in the dark, but a great time on some snow and steep rock. This would not be a good summer route b/c of loose rock.
Route Climbed: Standard ascent, descent to Blue Lakes Date Climbed: July 16, 2002
I really enjoyed this hike. There are some interesting views to the north, and wonderful scenes of the rest of the Indian Peaks. I brought my dog on this hike (don't worry, I'm one of the responsible ones) and she loved it. A nice cool shower was welcomed on the way back to the parking lot.
Route Climbed: Brainard Lake Date Climbed: August 8, 2002:March 8, 2004
My first hike in the Indian Peaks in almost twenty years. Great views from up there. I was so transfixed I didn't pay attention to the storm building rapidly behind Apache. Got chased down by lightning that was just too close. I should know better.
Went back and did it as an overnight. No worries about storms this time. Perfectly clear skies, warm temps, and just a touch of wind.
Route Climbed: Brainard Lake Date Climbed: August 2001
This was my second attempt at Audobon. I failed to summit 12 years previous due to a combiination of altitude sickness and vertigo. Climbed with my dad (59) and my son (9). Generally a very nice hike with the exception of the thunderstorms that blew in while we were above timberline. When we finally reached camp (where my wife and daughters were) dad said let's go camping granddaddy style ... in a Marriott Hotel in Denver.