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belexesRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!


I hiked Pawnee with the Colorado Mountain Club. The day started out foggy and wet down in Denver, but the sky cleared up dramatically once we got up in the mountains and rose above the clouds. The hike itself was great, not too difficult at all, and the weather was gorgeous, though it was very windy at Pawnee Pass. When we arrived at the summit, we could see that the plains were still socked in. Heh. That's what you get for staying down there.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 3:24 pm

Brad SniderRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: September 5, 2005  Sucess!

Brad Snider

Somewhat windy day, but a beautiful hike. Tundra and some trees changing color: made for some nice scenery. Great views from the summit. Not too crowded, considering it was Labor Day.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 12:31 am

volda2000Route Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!


Another great summer trip with Frank. Hiked over the pass friday night and camped at Pawnee lake. Saturday we hiked over to Crater Lake and Lone Eagle. Sunday back over the pass and hit the summit of Pawnee peak. Best weather you could ask for, sunny and no wind!
Posted Aug 4, 2005 4:46 pm

ajdonnerRoute Climbed: East Ridge via Little Pawnee Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!


Started the day with this ridge ending with Audubon via Crooked Couloir. This is a sweet route with fun route finding and the possibility of increased grade depending on ones choice.
Posted Jul 8, 2005 11:19 pm

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: June 29, 2005  Sucess!


Good lord, I was glad I had my windbreakers today - 50-60 mph winds at Pawnee Pass! So much for combining Shoshoni with Pawnee, but the spectacular view was indeed worth it (when I could stand upright...)
Posted Jun 29, 2005 11:03 pm

jwclimbsRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: October 26, 2003  Sucess!


EMS windstopper gloves - $19.99; Fleece face mask to shield the wind - $16; Absolute Solitude in the IPW - Priceless! I saw not a single sole until within a mile of the trailhead on my way back. Many thanks to Kane for his tip on riding a bike in. 35 min ride from gate to TH & about 8 min ride going the other direction! It's also an awesome cardio warm-up before your hike. Just a little over 2 hrs from Long Lake TH to summit (Trip Report forthcoming).

Posted Sep 14, 2004 3:04 pm

jeffgunRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!


Got Pawnee and Toll the same day, took Pawnee Pass to Pawnee, over to Toll and down the Blue Lakes drainage. Nice loop.
Posted Aug 31, 2004 7:51 pm

georgbetsyRoute Climbed: Toll-Pawnee saddle Date Climbed: August 13  Sucess!


Climbed Pawnee as part of my challenge to cover the whole ridge from Audubon, Paiute, Toll, Pawnee, and Little Pawnee in a day. Was a great trip (see my tripreport for more information). The climb from the Toll-Pawnee saddle was easy. The weather on the summit was great, and I had some good views of Navajo, Dickers Peck, and Apache (one of the next projects). I then continued on along the East Ridge towards Little Pawnee.
Posted Aug 14, 2004 6:50 pm

smudgeRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: July 20, 2004  Sucess!


Nice mountain with fantastic views!
Posted Jul 20, 2004 9:42 pm

KaneRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: 7-27-02  Sucess!


On a day that included Mount Toll and Shoshoni Peak, I hiked Pawanee Peak as well. This mountain is probably the easiest (class 1) high mountain to summit in the area. A nice beginner hike wth excellent views.
Posted Jul 19, 2004 8:55 pm

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: Pawnee Pass Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


A nice view for little effort. Ascended along with Shoshoni Peak. Jon
Posted Jul 19, 2004 8:31 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Niwot Picnic Area to Pawnee Pass. Date Climbed: July 17, 2004  Sucess!


Wonderful mountains on a dramatic day. Low clouds rolled in from the east filling the valley as we climbed up to the pass. Intermittent breaks let us see the amazing mountains on all sides. Climb from the pass to the peak was straight-forward and the we had the place entirely to ourselves. Thunder threatened, so we beat a hasty retreat instead of continuing into the Blue Lake drainage. Rain and apocalyptic lightning hit just as we dropped below the snowfields below the pass. The same continued most of the way back to the TH. Still, the ascent was very nice!
Posted Jul 18, 2004 12:06 am

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