It was raining, but still a beautiful hike with my son and dog.
Off the high I got from La Plata a couple of days before I summited Huron via the standard route. Fairly tiny summit that got crowded just as I left. Amazing views all around.
Another mountain where fall/winter conditions can be great if the road is still passible
Hiked the standard route. Those switchbacks take forever.
Wife, dog and I. Huron-Browns-UN 13462B-Middle B-Cross A.
Great to get back to 14ering with this one, since I had too busy a summer. From the Winfield approach, this was a nice hike on a beautiful day. It was perfect conditions and we seem to be enjoying a little later fall this year in this range.
hiked the West side on the main trail created by CFI, which is great. As of the creation of that trail, Roach's mileage is wrong. I found the same thing last weekend on Handies; the mileage he gives is for a straight shot uphill, not following the switchbacked trail, which is quite pleasant.
Beautiful hike up from Winfield! Shared this one (my 35th 14er) with my family! :)
Climbed Huron with Rob and Russ (& friends) from Winfield, I continued over to Browns Pk and Pt 13,462.
We were alone on the top for a while and got down early as it started to storm as we hiked back through the trees. We did the 4wd road approach on mountain bikes and Turbo ran the whole way. He's a super dog! The upper meadows and flowers were awesome at 12k feet.
Fairly easy hike. Anne's first 14er.
Great mountain with little effort. Excellent views.
Incredible summit views, and a pleasant, scenic route. Drooled at the sight of the rather snowy and rocky Three Apostles next door. Then on to Browns Peak.
I basically jogged up this one...except for the section of stairs that somebody created. I get the whole trail concept, but it kinda takes the fun out of "climbing" a mountain.
Left from .5 mi from Windsor as I wasn't feeling up for risking the rental car up the nasty road. Me and brother had summit to ourselves and beers to enjoy the magnificent view.
Another outstanding day in the Colorado high country! My regular hiking/climbing partner (shanrickv) and I did Mount of the Holy Cross July 4th. I decided to stick around and do Huron Peak the following AM. Perfect conditions, blue skies, reasonably snow free trail, moderate crowds, and the chance to stand at 14,003'! Met 2 fellow 14ers.com folks as well...all in all a great day!
Summited via Lulu Gulch. Managed to also summit Point 13,462 and Browns Peak (13,523) for a great Tour de Huron. Huron is very impressive from both of these sub peaks.
What a better way to celebrate our nation's Independence Day than to stand at the top of one of the nation's great peaks? Met a family from 14ers.com, camped on Rt 390, started hiking at 7AM. Made the summit a little before 11AM, and was down about 2:15. Beautiful day, great trails (except for that crazy trail for the summit push -- no trail was necessary there!), and just a beautiful hike through the woods. Recommend to all!
I'm on a kick of celebrating the remoteness of big peaks, so I started at the Pine Creek TH just off route 24. Hiked up the Pine Creek Valley to the saddle between Iowa and Emerald; walked up those; dropped down into the Clear Creek Lake Fork valley E of Huron; scrambled up Huron via the loose rock and snow on the N side of the basin that holds Lois Lake; N along the ridge all the way past Cross Mtn and then East back down to the creek again, which was scary high and not crossable for my doggie companions, so bushwhacked back up to Cloyses Lake; S up the Pear Lake trail, over a couple passes to get to Silver King Lake basin; back all the way down Pike Creek and back to the very welcome sight of the car. Phew! 3.5 killer days and a mighty fine adventure. =) I hobbled around for a day after I got back, but I'm getting over the trauma enough to consider the next adventure. Max, my 11-year-old dog, might need some gentler adventures, but he is a real trooper. 37 miles, 13,000 vertical feet... it was truly satisfying to reach Huron this way.
Climbed solo as a ridge tour with Cross, Middle, 13462 and Browns. Second time up. Still pretty snowy for the last day of May, the road is still blocked with snow at the start of the 4WD section.