This is a quick hike, but there is a nice bolder patch at the summit where you can sit and get great looks of the surrounding valleys and Mt. Evans. The drive up is a good way to view the changing colors of the aspens.
With: Papoose, Genesee, 8022, Warrior.
Hiked up the Chief Mountain Trail with Maria. Plenty of hikers on the trail. It's been unseasonably warm this November, so people were taking advantage of the weather. We could see a fire burning to the north: big flames, but it didn't seem to spread. We decided to climb up Papoose on the way back.
Showshoe with Maria. There was plenty of snow, though it was thinner above treeline, thanks to the wind. We had light snow for most of the hike, and it was a little breezy above treeline. We tried going for Papoose on the way back, but snow on the rocks made footing difficult. Maybe some other time.
North Slopes route.
With LeeAnne, Ash, Chloe, Morgan, and Jacob.
CMC Trip. There were 4 of us. The original plan was to hike up Goliath Peak, but there was some S&R activity going on up there, so the trip was shifted to Mt Sniktau, but the weather was not supposed to cooperate, so we settled for the Chief Group. The weather was actually pretty good, almost too warm below treeline, and a little windy above. Still a fair amount of snow on the ground, but snowshoes were not absolutely necessary. We tagged Chief, then headed over to Papoose.
All snow except summit
This was a great day. Snow on the trail was nicely broken in.
Blue sky day, no wind. Great day!
With rkymtn. Ran into friend on the trail. Lovely January day.
After helping 4 girls get there car out of a lot of snow I headed up. I've been working on acclimatizing since I moved from Ohio. Got some ice ax training. First real snowy ascent
Hiked the day after a snow storm.
Packed trail to summit of Chief, then had to break trail over Papoose, then packed trail on the road up Squaw.
An easy hike with my wife on a beautiful winter day. After summiting, we made our way over to Papoose to add a third peak to our weekend of mountain hikes.
Beautiful Hike! TR here: http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2013/01/chief-mountain.html
Ranger's first hike.
With Ash and J!
Was heading up high to get some peaks but realized at the Evergreen exit my boots were sitting next to the front door! What an idiot! Decided to head up and do Chief, Warrior and Squaw Mnts knowing I could do them in sneakers on this sunny day. Some nice rocks on the tops of these peaks.
Nice power hike on an amazing day.