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spoliquinVia Hematite Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011
Headed up the southeast ridge before making it up to the lake. I followed elk trails and a did a bit of bushwacking/climbing to get to the ridge line. Things did get a bit hairy at times but once on the ridge an easy hike to the summit. Returned via boulder gulch. I've been up to Hematite lake numerous times and not once have I seen another person. A beautiful and peaceful place...
Posted Jun 25, 2012 8:13 pm

chicagotransplantEureka Basin Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

chicagotransplant

Camped in Eureka Gulch, followed the south fork of the Animas to Dome Mtn's north ridge, then over to Tower, East Storm, Proposal, Emery and Bonita before following the Eureka road and some bushwhacking back to our camp. Long loop, but a rewarding day!
Posted May 29, 2012 1:43 am

shknbkeHematite Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

shknbke

Nasty spring day, but at least the winds were down. Climbed tower from Macomber and then over to Dome. Visibility was about 100 feet on the summit. Don't descend Cataract Gulch! If you do, stay high on the west side of the drainage.
Posted May 28, 2009 9:36 am

SarahThompsonVia Hematite Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

SarahThompson

Hiked up the steep and efficient trail to Hematite Lake and then gained the east ridge of Macomber Peak. From there it was an easy hike to the summit of Tower Mountain. Nasty weather - rain & snow.
Posted May 26, 2009 5:06 pm

wbassRoute Climbed: Hematite Gulch Date Climbed: May 30, 2004

wbass

Thoroughly enjoyable hike with fantastic views and nary another human (in dramatic contrast to the “highway” down below). There was a decent amount of snow in the area just below the Hematite Lake basin, so route finding was slow and at times difficult (off route), but above the frozen lake, much easier hiking on snow-packed scree. As it was getting late, we turned around high up on the south slope on a long, faint switchback (approx. 12,620'). Look forward to making it back some day.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 10:55 am

naderRoute Climbed: Hematite Gulch Date Climbed: July 9, 2002  Sucess!

nader

A lot of vertical but the trail makes it much easier. Some of the best views of the Red Mountains. Not a single person all day long.
Posted Jul 25, 2003 5:24 pm

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