Ahhh I had a slip and fell down a really slippery ice chute and twisted my ankle above the saddle. I definitely didn't feel like continuing on that particular day. =/
With Dad. With Nebel Horn and Green Mtn.
Hiked for the first time in February. LOTS of snow up there. Did again with my little brother. It was his first mountain. There was enough snow to nail down standing glissades on the trail over half the way down the mountain. Loved the scrambling sequence right before the summit!
Climbed all three of these peaks routinely while training for the San Juan Solstice 50 miler (aka Lake City 50).
came up through fern canyon. solid hike. nice to have something like this 10 mins from my door.
October 21 2018, my record time from NCAR
3rd time November 24, 2013.
2nd time, RMNP was off limit, i had to sattle with Bear Pk.
Came from S. Mesa en route to doing the double with S. Boulder and then down Shadow. Great day, sunny and although the winds were supposed to be gusting it was only a little breezy. Fern Canyon is probably the steepest sustained trail I've ever hiked, but the final approach to the summit, the last 100 yards or so coming out of the trees is truly awesome (and a relief!).
Hiked Bear Peak before going to see Leftover Salmon at the Boulder Theater. Perfect NYE! Weather was nice and sunny>winds were relatively calm
The scrambling on the rocks near the top was especially fun.
hiked once via Fern and once via the saddle with S Boulder Peak. Shadow Canyon to the saddle is a great way to hit both peaks
I must have done this 30-40 times when I lived in CO.
Good climb with friends. Nice views from up top. A+ Would hike again!
Took 8 hours but I did it. It took a long time to get down.
Wow, I still remember a lot of the botany of the Rockies! Great hike on a beautiful, albeit windy day!!! Was so cold at the top that I had to switch hands after every bite while eating my almost frozen sandwich!!
70 and sunny ... in March. Rough.
JV showed me the way.
w/ B. Gibbs. The final summit ridge (from the NE) is great!
My first hike in Colorado after moving from NY. Great area and really nice views
Hiked up Fern Canyon starting at NCAR. It had snowed the two previous days, so parts of the trail were slick. I think that I fell down seven times on the way down. I almost fell several more times. Thank goodness for trekking poles!
Threw in South Boulder Peak as well too. Descended into Shadow Canyon then Mesa Trail to Chautauqua Ranger Station. Sweet loop!!