Quick solo hike up the north ridge before the winds rolled in. Lovely view of the fall color in the valleys below.
hiked up from the Washington gulch trailhead (gothic side). windy and cold for an early fall day
in a slight rain, tired after doing Baldy and Cinnamon and Bellview.
With Megan & Katie Berry. Dropped off at Schofield Pass; over Baldy (lovely narrow ridge up from Schofield Pass); on to Gothic Mtn via standard route from the pass between Baldy & Gothic; down to Gothic/RMBL via a sharp gully descent off the S end of the mountain. Nice ridge-y day.
From Wash gulch. No lie, an Elk was about 200 feet from the summit on the south side. Once he saw us, he started walking intentionally (I can read Elk intentions) toward us. We took off. What else was there to do, b*tch? Fun route. Steep as all get out. Honestly almost 30 degrees for a long time. Uphill both ways.
Started at 6:20, back at 12:00. Was becoming cloudy/stormy on the summit but on the way down, clouds went away.