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|EricChu||Another very nice page!|
|And also here you put very good photos!|
|Posted Jan 15, 2010 6:37 pm|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Another very nice page!|
|Thanks again, Eric. This is a nice local mountain not far from my house. -Sarah|
|Posted Jan 15, 2010 7:24 pm|
|Just one detail I'm wondering... Is the mountain really 3764m high ? Perhaps it's because located south... but I thought at this height there were only pinnacles, glaciers and rough landscapes ! The treeline looks close to the peak...are the trees going up to 3000m in this region ? Anyway the area looks very beautiful !|
|Posted Jan 18, 2010 6:58 am|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Nice|
Thanks for the notes. Yes, our entire community is relatively high altitude. For instance, my house sits at about 2315 meters. Timberline is also very, very high in this area - about 3,600 meters, and we noted the trees seemed to be really pushing the timberline limits on Almagre Mountain South.
Finally, there are no real glaciers in Colorado, just...permanent snow fields of sorts.
So, indeed, this peak is as high as this page indicates it is.
|Posted Jan 18, 2010 2:33 pm|
|epotereiko||Almagre from #701 ?|
|Is there a trail just N of N Cheyenne Creek that parallels the creek and intersects Rt 701?|
I have a Pikes Peak Atlas Orman Map from 1976 that indicates a trail paralleling N Cheyenne Creek going east/west, going to Smokey City Mine and then continues to 379A, a road that appears to be above Stratton Resevoir and which goes to Almagre Summit.
I would like to come up 622 from Gold Camp Rd/High Dr parking lot, then to 668 to 7011, head N on 701, go just past the creek, then on trail to Smokey City and Almagre.
In the alternative, it appears that this unmarked trail heads NW just W of Nelson Camp, splitting off from 668 in a NW direction, more or less parcelling N Cheyenne Creek, crossing 701 and going to Smokey City Mine, etc.
If this trail still exists and is hikeable then it seems to be a lot shorter route and more doable than 622-668-701-379-379A to the summit.
Would like to make the RT during the same day.
Please advise. Thank you.
|Posted Apr 25, 2013 1:47 pm|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Almagre from #701 ?|
|Sorry, I've never taken this route. Perhaps you can repost your inquiry in the Colorado forums? |
Should you tackle this approach, feel free to post a Route or TR.
|Posted Apr 25, 2013 9:21 pm|