Excellent page, intriguing mountain. I may have to pay it a visit someday.
Deer is a great mountain, it may be better than some of its more popular neighbors. Thanks again for voting.
Another great effort! Did you climb any of Deer's neighbors while you were out there? I hear that some of those connecting ridges make for fabulous scrambles, as well.
Ryan, thanks for the vote. No, I just went for Deers summit. I did get a good look at the south ridge and it did look really fun, mostly class 2+ with some class 3. The rock in the area is not quite as solid as we like but it still makes for a worthy outing. If you want a nice, solid class 3 climb in the central Sawatch, try the high point of the Williams Range, UN 13382.
Still one more 4000+m peak of Colorado! How many are there?
It is a really excellent page. I love your pictures.
I may return to this area soon. I love Mount Oklahoma and Deer Mountain is another treat to check out. I noticed the mountain last year when I climbed Massive with Ellen and Eileen and it's a beauty. Great job on this page and as usual the photos are excellent.
Now about that remark about not being able to climb like Ellen...I certainly had my day when I was a climbing fool. But she does climb better than me, no doubt about that. I'm just too old to give a...ah...forget it.
A beautiful addition to the growing list of Sawatch peaks. Great job and your pictures are beautiful. Have a good one!
As always, thanks for the vote!!
Perfect! I love Deer Mountain. I've been really busy and only had time to check in at SP a couple times a month, but this mountain caught my eye. This is a beauty. I climbed her from the SE over "K49". If I ever get some time I'll try and write up a route description.
Fantastic page (as usual) for a fantastic mountain that I knew absolutely nothing about. What a beauty!
Where in the world have you been? I'll be up in Estes Park next Thurs/Fri with my wife, kids and father in law. Can you recommend a fun restaurant where kids are welcome? I'm going to try to get out Thurs for a hike; I have no idea what I'm doing.
Sorry about the long delay on replying...and I'm sure you have already been up here...I guess I completely overlooked your reply.
If you havn't already been up here...let me know...especially if you will be getting into the park. My summer has been excessively busy and I wouldl ove to get away frmo the lodge for a bit!!
FYI...my favorite places to eat here in town are the Twin Owls Steakhouse, Mama Roses Italian, Poppies, Estes Deli, and Chicagos Best Pizza...just to name a few. The Tavern at Marys Lake Lodge is also a great spot.
Thanks for the vote. Read my response to Aaron's vote. It was a gorgeous day up there today, wish you could have been there. I'll send you some shots as well.
Got your e-mail, I'm working this sat and sunday. I had yesterday and today off and hit some nice 13ers around the Independance Pass area. Hey, I think you will get some nice weather while you're up here. Sat is the best looking day of the two. Good Luck, and be safe.
As always, thanks for the nice vote Mr Ellis! I'll send you some shots of my day out in the Sawatch today.
Thanks Jon for the vote. Did you get out this week? I climbed UN 13,545 and Twining Peak today. Nice day.
Appreciate you're vote, thanks!
Thanks for stopping by and voting.
Great job on Deer, great photographs! I discovered this mountain last weekend while climbing French Mountain, and may have a picture to contribute.
I had to check the topo to make sure you weren't lying about this being in the Sawatch! It has Apostle-like character and your page presents this beautiful peak very well.