I've climbed Tower a couple of times from the Midway Mill above Eureka. You start at a higher elevation than you would from the bottom of Hematite Gulch, but the hike is a little bit longer. I've been up Hematite Gulch to the lake but not up the peak from there. I haven't been on Dome Mtn. (to the east of Tower) but it appears to be a good climb. Mark Mahlum, Durango
"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."