Joe Mills Mountain Climber's Log

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BKiser90 - Oct 1, 2018 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2018

Brother Joe  Sucess!

Bagged this guy spontaneously on a trek from Bear Lake to Fern Lake Trailhead. Beautiful fall day in the park with elk everywhere. We were even told that we missed seeing two bears near Fern Lake.

This peak is a good scramble and there are many routes you can take. My wife wasn't up to going all the way to the top so she waited for me just above the trail. I spent a lot of time back tracking after finding impassable ledges or brush. Luckily, I spotted a cairn below the summit block and followed a small hollow up the southeast side. Amazing views!

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Jun 26, 2015 10:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

From Bear Lake  Sucess!

Thru the Sourdough campsite and up the south slope. Steep 500' climb from the trail. Great views of Odessa Gorge and the surrounding peaks.


rkymtn - Aug 6, 2013 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

From Beak Lake TH  Sucess!

Amazing views made this a worthwhile endeavor. Peakbug and I climbed this before heading over Wuh. There was a fair amount of bush wacking involved, but it wasn't terrible.


Peakbug - Aug 4, 2013 4:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Joe Mills #39  Sucess!

Lots of bush whacking, but the view was worth it for sure. Also did Mount Wuh with rkymtn.

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 6, 2012 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Bushwhack Party Time Sucess!  Sucess!

Decided to combine Mount Wuh from Joe Mills Mtn. Turns out this is a brushy mess! I am pretty experienced in horrible off-trail adventures but this is close to the worst I've done.

The route up Joe Mills is very fun and has great views!


mezip - Apr 19, 2011 12:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Joe Mills Mountain

With Emily. A great little summit with spectacular views. Lots of little scrambling opportunities!

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Feb 13, 2011 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2011

Windy  Sucess!

Nice snowshoenig trip to RMNP!


MattK - Dec 23, 2010 2:57 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2010

From Bear Lake  Sucess!

Headed up Joe Mills from Bear Lake. Wanted to head over to Wuh as well, but like an idiot I left my snowshoes at home and really didn't like the sound of wading through all that snow without them. The west ridge was a nice wintery climb though.


SarahThompson - Dec 18, 2010 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2010

Snowing & blowing  Sucess!

Combined with Mount Wuh from Bear Lake during a snow storm. Absolutely no views from summit :(

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 7, 2010 10:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2010

.  Sucess!

easy. Nice scramble if you stay high on the ridge.


heather14 - Jan 3, 2010 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2010

Mills and Wuh  Sucess!

Holy slog! The fresh untracked snow and brush made me work for this one! I couldn't wait to get to the top for the view of Odessa gorge, but the weather took care of that...I'll be back just for that view!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 26, 2009 2:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2009

Night Hike  Sucess!

Trip Report


Kruck - Mar 30, 2009 10:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Good March snow  Sucess!

A good dump of snow four days prior made for a nice XC ski to near the top, then postholing in boots the rest of the way. View excellent, making up for the typical cold-weather RMNP straightwinds. Ski down was tricky, but only briefly near the top. The rest was Nordic powder heaven and the trail down was corn.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Feb 22, 2009 9:52 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 1985

In combination with Mount Wuh  Sucess!

One of the best summits in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Total ascents = 4.


Kiefer - Feb 22, 2009 1:01 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Moraine Park TH  Sucess!

A long day puncuated with showers. Started from the Moraine Park trailhead via Windy Gulch. Nice views, especially of Notchtop.


tomlauren - Feb 21, 2009 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

Wuh - Joe Mills  Sucess!

Snowshoed the pair from the Bear Lake Trailhead. The view from the summit of Joe Mills is among the best I've seen in The Park.

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