Route Climbed: east ridge trail Date Climbed: 3 October, 2005
A nice run/climb on a warm fall day. 1 hr., 5 min. round trip from the saddle on the Mt. Cutler trail. Not much view to the east from the actual summit, due to trees. but great views to the west. Good trail all the way, lots of solitude. I'll do it again!
Excellent hike that can be done after work if you are looking for something short but rewarding. My friend Pat and I took the Cutler trail to the saddle, then a right turn and the grunt began. Made the summit in 37 minutes as it is on our local El Paso county named summit list. It isn't named on the USGS, but it is on Ormes Pikes Peak Atlas. Awesome views for such a short hike with some pretty big cliffs on the south side of the summit. Look for the Seven Falls observation deck and listen for the waterfalls. Returned via Daniels Pass, then back down to the road. That saves a few minutes because it is not as steep. Turn right on Cheyenne Canyon rd for about 1/4 mile back to the trailhead.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."