After summiting Warren and Rogers, I drove down to the Upper Goliath trailhead and traversed the ridge to the peak. Afterward I spent some time in the bristlecones by the Dos Chappel Nature Center. Cool place!
With Rachael, Kevin and Sarah. Winter loop from the bottom of the road, with a few cut switchbacks. Also climbed Rogers and Warren.
CMC trip, there were 6 of us. Plenty of snow for snowshoeing. It was mostly sunny, pretty calm in the trees, but windy above the treeline, fierce winds at the summit. We took the road up most of the way, then cut through the trees on the way back. Start time ~7:45, return time 1:30.
This is a nice winter outing. The weather was on and off snowing, but held out decently enough for us to summit.
Fun hike to start the spring season
One of the coldest days in the mountains yet. http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2014/12/goliath-peak.html
After James Peak Wildernes, exploring Mount Goliath Natural Area, taking many pictures of Bristlecone Pine Trees.Nice views from the summit.
Windy as heck
From Echo Lake.
Straight up from the road start. Snow was very annoying, no tracks and sunk to my waist quite a bit. Came back down via road.
Sadly, this was the only 'high' summit we got. Had aspirations for Mt. Evans but the winds were ferocious. Settled for Devil's Nose & Flirtation Peak sans Evans. Surprised by the register at the top.
Cold in November.
On skis from the Mt. Evans Rd.
Fun tour of Mt. Evans (via the Snave), Mt. Spalding, Mt. Warren, Rogers Peak and this one.
Climbed solo as part of a long ridge tour from Echo Lake - Goliath to Rogers to Warren to Spalding to Gray Wolf back to Echo Lake. Great warm spring day with plenty of sunshine! The road was still closed giving the place an eerie solitude.
Amazing ancient bristlecone pines.