I started from Guanella Pass and started slogging through the willows in the Scott Gomer Creek drainage. The wind picked up as I ascended into the tundra. Beautiful bluebird day.
This climb of Gray Wolf was in combination with Spalding from Summit Lake.
Wife, dog and I. Spalding and Gray Wolf from Summit Lake. Nice quick hike when short on time.
Started from West Chicago Creek trailhead, aiming for Mt Evans and Gray Wolf Mountain. Was delayed due to "map" issues, so settled for Mt Spalding and Gray Wolf Mountain instead. It was still a 16.2 mile trek, although through beautiful country.
combined with Spalding from Summit Lake. Perfect blues skies, perfect temps. Nice hike. Cool summit. Views over the Black Wall into Chicago basin were cool.
Great hike from Echo. Started Early and didn't see anyone until it hit the trail on the return. From that point on there was a constant stream of people but still nothing like Guanella Pass.
Windy, cold place in winter.
Summited in a whiteout. Good lesson on the power of map and compass skills.
A very nice talus heap. Climbed with Mt. Spaulding.
Summited with Spalding and Mt. Evans.
A long and satisfying day. Had a nap in the sun at 12,000' or so; couldn't ask for better. I even found my hat, just where I left it.
Seems somewhat secluded compared to the other peaks in the Mount Evans area
Cold, clear, windy day. Saw a herd of mountain goats seemingly oblivious to the weather.
Snowshoed on this one. Not exactly nice spring weather, but good enough.
nice, easy route....even with the snow. followed the path for evans before cutting off across the drainage towards Grey Wolf. longer summit plateau than thought. isn't it always? nice day
A nice half-day hike above timberline. I still hate those darn willows tho.
We climbed Gray Wolf from Guanella Pass under crystal-blue skies with very calm winds. It felt like cheating! We went on to climb Spalding before returning to the pass.
Climbed on Memorial Day through knee and hip deep snow. Took a route up South Chicago Creek. Easy climb up gentle slopes. The upper part of the mountain was completely clear of snow. It was indeed a day to remember. Saw no one all day.