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MattKSouthwest slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2014

MattK

The pup and I.
Posted Mar 6, 2014 12:24 pm

Sarah SimonSW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

Sarah Simon

Great day out with Logan the mutt, warm and sunny. The raspberries were fully ripe and it's amazing I made it to the summit as I stopped every few minutes to enjoy fresh fruit! Great views of Pikes Peak and the Tarryalls from the summit. Certainly a bit of subtle complexity on this route - lots of minute gullies and ridges that are too small to appear on a topo - do pay attention! Great day out.
Posted Sep 8, 2013 5:17 pm

telemarkdudeSW Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2013

telemarkdude

12 years later, still lots of devastation... but also nice to see how much vegetation has returned.
Posted Aug 4, 2013 8:41 pm

belexesSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2013

belexes

CMC hike. It was a little windy, but otherwise it was a fine day. We had no trouble reaching the summit, but we wandered about just a little on the way back. We saw no one else this day. Not too many visitors, according to the summit register.
Posted Jun 2, 2013 5:43 pm

Fletchnot much with the fires...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

Fletch

Wife was a good sport here
Posted Dec 28, 2012 1:32 pm

Brian Kalet2 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011

Brian Kalet

With South Noddle Head.
Posted Mar 21, 2011 12:45 pm

Jeremy HakesGreat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008

Jeremy Hakes

A nice county HP.
Posted Jan 26, 2011 1:33 pm

cftbqsouthwest slopes/south ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2009

cftbq

Picked this one almost at random, for a nice outing with the dogs on a mild November day. Visited the unranked peak to the south, which is about 9,420 even though the map shows a BM at 9,287 farther south. Only 3 pages of entries in the register since January of 2008. A total bushwhack.
Posted Nov 10, 2009 6:05 pm

jjyachRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2009
Impressive view of nature's power
Posted Oct 12, 2009 4:25 pm

kavakSouthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 1987

kavak

It was still quite a bushwhack at a time when no one really climbed this peak much. The county summits weren't considered a goal as much as they are today. And yes it was prior to the Hayman fire. We had a nice visit in a log cabin close to the base of the mountain with one of the local residents, a member of our party knew. He gave us a nice history of the area.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 10:08 am

argothorBeautiful May day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

argothor

While burned over, this area still has lots of scenic beauty to offer. From the summit there are spectacular views of Pikes Peak, far to the south the Sangre de Cristos can be seen, and the Tarryall Mountains just to the west. Beautiful sunny day.
Posted May 11, 2008 10:53 pm

surgentNot long after the fire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2004

surgent

No underbrush anywhere, and sloppy footing to the top, but still a nice hike, given the conditions. View from the top was sobering.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:52 pm

peakrat76Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006

peakrat76

My wife and I were very impressed by the Hayman devastation. The climb was a good early season conditioner, and the summit views great.
Posted May 4, 2006 6:32 pm

Doug ShawRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: 7/30/2005  Sucess!
I've been up TB four times and every time the paper in the register has been wet - the tube leaks. So I replaced both the PVC tube and the old, damp, mildewed summit register and replaced them with a small notebook in a glass jar. Hopefully it doesn't leak. :)



Although the trees are all still dead, groundcover is returning fast in the burn area. In April 2004 the crossing of Shrewsbury Gulch was on dirt and sub-ankle-high grasses. This time we were bushwhacking through grasses and plants that were 4-6 feet high, and very dense! Stuff is also beginning to grow higher up on the peak as well, although obviously not to that extent...
Posted Jul 31, 2005 8:03 pm

Scott WisherRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

Scott Wisher

The burn damage is extensive. However, a lone aspen survived the fire at the peak. As you look at over the valley, It's amazing how the fire does not burn indiscriminately, it leaves little islands of life throughout.



Overall, a very good 1/2 day hike. Didn't see a soul until I was almost back at the trailhead on CR Nine-J.
Posted Jul 4, 2005 10:23 am

RyanSRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: December 21, 2003  Sucess!

RyanS

The burn damage was discouraging, but I'm glad that around half this mountain was spared. It was amazing to experience how poor the soil held without any live vegetation on these slopes.
Posted Jan 9, 2005 9:44 pm

Larry VThunder Butte revisited  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2004

Larry V

7/25/09: Return trip 5 years later to see how the revegetation is progressing, which is, slower than I expected. Got well scratched up by the bramble bushes. This is still one very desolate area. Scrambled more or less directly to the summit instead of going by the saddle.

5/24/04: I went solo and didn't see a soul all day. I was overwhelmed with the devastation of the Hayman fire, since I hadn't visited the burned area up close until this day. Thunder Butte marks my first county highpoint climb done expressly for that purpose. Some day I would like to visit all the Colorado county high points west of Denver.
Posted Aug 14, 2004 7:03 pm

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