I hiked up Crater Peak, the highest point on Grand Mesa. It was tedious in a few places, but still a nice climb and the views were the best I have seen in a long time since smoke in the area was minimal.
Nice jaunt up Crater from just west of Goodenough Reservoir. Definitely some great views up here - worth the drive!
Starting from near Goodenough Res., I first made a direct approach at the peak following my GPS. Summited after bushwhacking through the ~30% snow cover and attaining the W ridge. Great views from the top. Followed the ridge back to my vehicle along a game trail and it was much easier than the route up. Note the access road to Goodenough Res. is a very rough 4wd road, one of the worst I've seen.
With Darline, Hatten, and un11106. Awesome.
From Mount Hatten.