Chief Mountain Climber's Log

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colinpence - Apr 7, 2009 12:29 am

Chief Mtn. hike  Sucess!

This was my first hike with Janey Butterworth when we met in 2007, and we had to slip and slide down the trail to avoid the icy patches. Otherwise this was an easy and fun summit.


Narendra - Jan 1, 2009 3:42 pm

chief mt  Sucess!

good acclimation hike - one of the first mountains i hiked when moving to CO


BigCountry - Oct 3, 2008 6:37 pm

Winter fun  Sucess!

Good snowshoe up the west ridge


argothor - Mar 1, 2008 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

Chief and Squaw  Sucess!

First I snow shoed up Chief, and then I headed over to Squaw Mountain. Beautiful, sunny and warm day for the first of March. Joined by my big mutt, Jack.


shanahan96 - Feb 27, 2008 10:15 am Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2008

hail to the chief  Sucess!

quick, easy hike from the squaw pass road.

winds kicked in above treeline which made for a rough stretch, but all was good. chief's summit came surprisingly quick after treeline. added on warrior afterwards to complete the idaho springs quad.



heather14 - Jan 12, 2008 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008

Nice easy day  Sucess!

A nice easy day for a change. Nice place to snowshoe.


big_g - Jan 12, 2008 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008

good times  Sucess!

Quick little snowshoe and overnight camp. Not enough time to complete the igloo but the sky was clear and beautiful!


Luciano136 - Jan 10, 2008 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2008

Standard route  Sucess!

A snow storm made me cancel the idea of Sniktau out of Loveland Pass. This was backup plan nr. 2 and it worked out great! Got a break in the weather in that area with fantastic views; thanks to shknbke for the suggestion. Lots of powder but the trail was packed down from the previous weekend. Completely different snow than CA, that's for sure!


HokieJim - Jan 3, 2008 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

Happy New Year!  Sucess!

Quick and easy winter summit up a well-packed trail


shknbke - Jan 2, 2008 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

from Squaw and Papoose  Sucess!

Kicked off the new year of some low hanging fruit. Great snowshoe outing up Squaw, Papoose, and Chief. The only trail breaking we had to do was up and down Papoose. A great hike in the Denver area if you only have half a day to burn.


MattK - Jan 2, 2008 10:59 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2008

New Years  Sucess!

Quick New Years hike with wife and dog.


hans.schenk - Sep 26, 2007 10:09 pm

Winter Summit  Sucess!

Did this in conjunction with nearby Squaw Mountain.


FentonForche2 - Sep 3, 2007 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Nice gentle hike  Sucess!

Nice, gentle hike only about 45 minutes from Denver. Nice views from the top, well taken care of trail. Great choice if you don't have a lot of time but still want to summit something.


K_G_Wright - Aug 15, 2007 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 1990

Fun Quickie!  Sucess!

On clear days, it has an incredible view of Mt. Evans' north and east faces and bowls. You can also see Longs to the north, and Pikes to the south. Awesome quick hike from Squaw Pass Road. I grew up in Evergreen, so I've done this one at night, all seasons, from the north and the west with everyone from a solo trip to bringing flat landers not acclimatized. The hardest part of the trail is getting up the road cut from the highway. It's a great quick hike close to Denver. It is a perfect place to test your winter skills without the risk of avalanches or getting too far from "civilization". It's perfect for a quick snow shoe with someone who isn't as "driven" as some of us, GPS practice, or some alpine bouldering at the top. Have fun!


mtnhiker13 - Jul 27, 2007 8:00 pm

Several Times by various routes  Sucess!

Good short hike and close to home. Good one to do in the winter. Have done the mountain at least 4 times that I can remember. Will probably do it again as well.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 19, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2006

Heatstroke  Sucess!

Whew, we Colorado folk are not used to heat like we had this day. The sun-drenched summit felt like the interior of an oven. Still, always a joy to get closer to the sky.

royswkr - Sep 25, 2006 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 1990

Up the trail  Sucess!

Also went to Papoose and Warrior.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Jul 6, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Nice july 4th hike  Sucess!

Hiked this mountain with my wife. Loved the views from the summit. Deffinatly the easiest summit I've ever done above treeline. Love to try this again in the winter.


apierce - Apr 10, 2006 4:18 am Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2006

Route: from Squaw Pass  Sucess!

Gorgeous day!! Fun easy, good workout.


hoopyfrood - Jan 23, 2006 5:41 pm

Route Climbed: West Side Date Climbed: January 21, 2006  Sucess!

Great snowshoe after Wednesday's storm, deep powder, fun hop down

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