Route Climbed: 4th-of-July to North Ridge Date Climbed: August 10, 2003
My first experience above 10,000'. Wow!
Spectacular in every way. Day hike up to Lake Dorothy turned into a 4th class scramble-fest along this exciting and unknown (to us) ridge. Descended via the SW ridge, a partially snowed gully and a pair of unnamed lakes back to the 4th of July Mine.
Route Climbed: Jasper Peak Traverse (from Storm Gulch) Date Climbed: September 7, 2003
Neva is a place to enjoy. The connecting ridge with Jasper is rather enjoyable (although it never gets real difficult it looks challenging from some vantages). I miss lounging above Lake Dorthey on Neva's summit... Dogs Sopris and Raymond were along for the ride.
Route Climbed: Juliet Couloir traverse to Jasper Peak Date Climbed: June 1979
My CMC Basic Mountaineering School graduation climb. The leader threw in a twist at the meeting place by announcing we would do a planned "forced bivy". After the climb we would spend the night out with only the stuff in our daypacks. Putting your feet into your pack is a good thing.
Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: 7-3-2003
I hiked Mount Neva on 7-3-2003 from the west side of the IPW. I was having a family reunion in Winter Park at the time and couldn't talk one person to go with me on this easy hike. Look what they missed out on!