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SenadRGreat day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2013

SenadR

Great October day in the Rockies, great views, great sky, nice easy hike. I have to say this is beautiful mountain, i didn't expect much from this hike, but i did enjoy hiking this peak.
Posted Oct 27, 2013 6:39 pm

BergerNice Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

Berger

Nice Peak with Tracy. A bit of a tangled route down but still ended up right where we needed to be.
Posted Nov 4, 2012 12:45 am

Foxy Long BottomsJones Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

Foxy Long Bottoms

Started after 2:00 pm, in jeans and successful. With Bryan.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 11:22 am

alpine345oct walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2006

alpine345

A nice fall walk. Saw a moose about 100 yd from the summit, just takin' a nap. No register, cold, windy, turn & burn...
Posted May 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Brian KaletSki Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2011

Brian Kalet

Trip Report
Posted Dec 24, 2011 10:36 pm

MattKNice Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011

MattK

Did a nice loop with Bobtail BM and 12316'.
Posted Nov 29, 2011 2:43 pm

chicagotransplantContinental Divide  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2011

chicagotransplant

Nice high, gentle ridge run along the Continental Divide from Stanley Mountain via the "Henderson Cut-off" trail by the mine site. Windy day though, should have run it in the other direction to keep the wind at my back instead!
Posted Oct 23, 2011 6:22 pm

HostilejimWOW  Sucess!

Hostilejim

Started from Berthoud Pass, went off trail after making it to the top of the Peak. It took hours to make it back to Vasquez Pass. Stay on the ridge, and never leave it.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 10:07 pm

colinpenceanother fantastic day in the Rockies  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

colinpence

I joined some of the "usual suspects" to complete the conditioning hike for the upcoming SP summer gathering in the San Juans. We enjoyed ideal weather and discovered some wonderful wildflowers on our descent.
Posted Jul 21, 2010 1:37 am

bjd5578An interesting challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2005

bjd5578

This was my second attempt on this peak - the first, a few weeks before, I had to turn back because of snow. Started up through the forest by the Henderson mine (previous time, tried from the road instead), which was a challenge, given that we couldn't find the trail.

A nice summit anyway, and a good warmup to the 14er season!
Posted Sep 14, 2006 4:02 am

Steven CrossContinentel Divide Trail to East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

Steven Cross

This was my last training hike for Mount of the Holy Cross. Did this to the saddle with full pack.
Parked at the Trail head, yet could not find it. Headed up the road looking for it and stopped at an old closed off road I thoutht might be the trail. Realizing that the trail was 600 feet above me I hiked straight up the mountain to the trail. This saved my a few miles and at least an hour. Headed to the pass and took off my pack and put on my day pack for the rest of the hike up.
On the way down I stayed on the trail until I found the conjucting trail and took it down. Found that it starts in the middle of a grass field, would of never found it on the way up.

Beautiful skies all day. Spent 45 minutes on the summit, wished I did not have to get back to the city, could of spent a couple of hours up there.
Posted Sep 7, 2006 4:09 pm

miztflipBobtail and Vasquez from Jones Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006

miztflip

What a great outing. Beautiful weather with my wife and dog. The stroll along the divide is gentle and has awesome views. We passed over the summit of Bobtail Benchmark enroute to Vasquez.
Posted Jul 12, 2006 7:32 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: East and Berthoud Pass Date Climbed: November 15, 2003  Sucess!

Scott

Winter conditions. Snowshoes were needed in places. Snow too soft to get a bite with an ice axe.
Posted Mar 5, 2004 1:47 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: From Jones Pass Date Climbed: Fall 2002  Sucess!

mtnhiker13

I wasn't feeling particularly energetic this day. This was a substitute hike as we were supposed to be doing Peak C instead. An early fall snow storm had cancelled that hike so we did Vasquez Peak instead. I struggled through the hike especially with the wind. Took a nice nap on the summit. Don't remember much else....
Posted Mar 1, 2004 10:53 am

JonBradfordRoute Climbed: Up South Slopes/Down West Ridge: Big Loop Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

JonBradford

Vasquez Peak was a mountain I didn't expect to enjoy nearly as much as I did. The calm demeanor combined with the extensive wildflowers realy made this a fun mountain to spend time on. I raced storm clouds the entire day but it didn't actualy start raining till I was back at the car. Sopris dog was along with me on this trip.

Jon Bradford
Posted Feb 11, 2004 9:26 pm

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