Hike with Maria. We had some thunder and a brief episode of rain/hail on the way up, the rest of the time it was mostly sunny and warm.
Today I climbed Mount Falcon. I climbed from the eastern trailhead since it's more of a hike from that direction. I went up the Castle Trail, where I almost stepped on a rattlesnake that bluff(?) struck at me and rattled.
Along the way, I made side trips to the little summits of Walkers Dream, Two Dog Trail, Old Ute Trail, and Devils Elbow. Even though the summits weren't ranked, I wanted to visit them all.
In the summit area, I went up the Meadow and Tower Trails and down the Castle Trail. I had a nice break/lunch on top.
After that I descended the Castle and Turkey Trot Trails back to the car park. I figured I did just under 11.5 miles with all the side trips.
Great trails close to town.
Climb multiple times per month
CMC hike. The original plan was to snowshoe Butler Gulch, but I-70 traffic was horrid, so we did Falcon instead. It snowed all day. We had a pretty good turnout (nine) despite the snow and crummy road conditions.
Training for Mt. Rainier with rkymtn- so we carried some weight up to the summit. Have been up a couple of times.
Great run from Morrison.
Nice little hike when the weather sucks in the high country...
Have hiked Falcon many times from the east. Often add Two Dog or another variation to the hike.
I use this a one of my standard birthday hikes because everyone I know can do it...
Nice running trail, great peak for conditioning.
I Made a short visit to its summit after checking out a few hiking routes near Morrison and Lair o' the Bear Park.
Found many hiking options in Bear Creek Canyon and Indian Hills as well.
I've used this hike a few times as a night-cap when returning from other larger climbs. Nice trails for running too.
Another training hike with the 8 yr old for her first 14er
Another of my regular "close to home" hikes. Try the Turkey Trot trail to avoid some of the bikes and other congestion.
4th of July hike. Castle to Meadow, then Tower to the summit. Then Tower to Meadow to Castle, and Turkey Trot back to the trailhead. It was very hot.
I recommend the Devil's Elbow trail.
Finally did this while recovering from a cold. Nice front range experience.