Steve and I went up this one after an ascent of Lenawee and an ascent of the 12ers above Keystone Ski Area, hard to count this one as a hike as we drove up all but about 400' of it. The Frey Gulch Road gets really steep at 10,300, highly recommend NOT driving higher than that as turning around is not possible until 11k and backing up would be difficult given how steep it is.
Western slopes and ridge Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2013
This peak was a good choice given the conditions. Recent snowfall on top of an unstable snowpack resulted in plenty of "whoomping" for us even on level terrain on this gentle peak! Sadly, 5 snowriders (1 skier and 4 boarders) perished in nearby Loveland Pass while we were on Tenderfoot! Sobering indeed. (May there families and friends be finding much needed peace by now.)
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe