Two days after Longs Peak we did the "easy triple" of Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon. Perfect weather all the way and we made friends with a Marmot who let me get within 3' to take his picture.
My first 13er. Climbed after Chapin and its false summit. Windy that day, not many people. Easy hike.
Second peak on the Mummy Mania tour. Perfect weather with no wind.
Total ascents = 5. Probably the easiest 13er in The Park.
I summited Mount Chiquita first. From the summit Ypsilon is a short distance away with minimal elevation drop and gain. You'll probably see more people on Chiquita than you will on Ypsilon. Nothing fancy about this mountain...just an easy peak with great views.
We climbed Chapin, Chiquita, and Ypsilon and were on our way back to the trailhead when storm clouds moved in. We made it below timberline before the sky began to rumble. When we got back our vehicle we were soaked, but satisifed.
From Chapin pass. We were going to do more, but typical Continental Divide winds stopped us.
An absolutely delightful day! Cool to warm weather, no people and no wind. Overcast all day though. Almost stepped on some ptarmagin! First time I've seen them. I hit Chapin mtn. first on the way up.
Peak 2 of Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon
NIce summit on the way to Ypsilon and an attempt of the Mummy Mania...read more on that ordeal under my summit log of Mt. Ypsilon.
Peak #2 of our Mummy Mania trip. Did this with pksander. Long, but fun day.
Part of the Mummy Mania traverse completed with Chris Gerber. A very, very long day. See my trip report for more...
Climbed as part of Chapin, Chiquita Ypsilon traverse. Had all three summits to myself.
Climbed Chiquita as peak #2 of the Mummy Mania traverse. Easy climb from Chapin along gentle slopes, although the snow was still pretty deep in the trees. Too bad it's not ranked!
This was my first ever hike in Colorado. Having come from KS less than a week before, can you say: "NEED OXYGEN?!" Seriously, it kicked my butt from the get-go... my competitive drive kept me trekkin. We first summited Mount Chapin, then Chiquita, then Ypsilon. The group started 20 strong, was 18 after Chapin, and was only 10 by the time we hit Ypilson. Yep, I wasn't the only one from SEA LEVEL in the crew! As I look back at this day, I laugh. I hiked in normal tennis shoes, and CARRIED (no pack) 2 nalgene bottles. Yep, I've come a LONG way baby! Enjoy it!
Combined with Ypsilon. Warm up hike prior to doing Longs.
Perfect day for a hike.
Mount Chiquita was a non-descript summit, but it still was a great way to warm up for the rest of our long day.
This was my second summit on a long day of Mummy Mania.