Mount Flora Climber's Log

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LoneWolf

LoneWolf - Sep 16, 2020 10:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2020

Amazing CDT Jaunt  Sucess!

First time on the CDT as well as first climb up to the Divide! Started from Rainbow Rd on Falls River. Immediate big views of Parry and Bancroft before switchbacking up the first nose. Trail levels out some for the alpine traverse around Witter with first big views of the Evans Massif to the southeast. Trail starts to descend the Mill Creek drainage to Bill Moore Lake and you get the first big views of Breckinridge and Flora. After crossing the creek (heavy backpackers be aware of one very suspect log!) it’s a quick rocky traverse of the cliffs and ledges of Breckinridge with amazing views of the Flora head wall and cirque back up the canyon. Next is the fairly lengthy climb up the east ridge of Breckinridge. This is the crux, but not hard and visual rewards abound! Gray’s and Torrey’s pop up like they belong in the Tetons, the towers of Mines below, the east steps of Witter, and the two glacial lakes above Moore Lake. The ridge walk is like floating in a sea of mountains as you approach the Divide. Another much shorter set of switchbacks after the Breckinridge/Flora saddle and you’re quickly to the first summit. It appears the northern summit is the true summit so I hit both. On the way back down it was an easy side trip just past the saddle to get up to Breckinridge before the final trip back with darkness falling. A long day (14mi./3000+ft) but one to remember. Happy trails!

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Apr 1, 2019 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2019

With Mines  Sucess!

With Rachael. Also climbed Colorado Mines Peak, nice sunny early spring day.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jun 6, 2018 4:39 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2018

Berthoud Pass Run  Sucess!

Peak two of the day.

Dianabelle

Dianabelle - Aug 8, 2017 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2017

Flora  Sucess!

Great hike! True tundra up there with high winds and ice. Views were beautiful as the sun came out.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Jul 8, 2017 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2017

Flora  Sucess!

Excellent peak despite its short distance. Great views and not too strenuous.

shanahan96

shanahan96 - Jun 25, 2017 12:53 am Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2010

winter whiteout  Sucess!

i was trying to beat an incoming front, and i was successful in that regard for colorado mines, but flora was a completely different story. the whiteout started near the mines-flora saddle so i followed the ridge to flora's summit and then put my head down for the trudge out. good day!

jamie

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Mar 18, 2017 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2017

After CMP  Sucess!

Had a late start and did this after Colorado Mines Peak

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Aug 12, 2015 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2006

Two Times  Sucess!

Two different times from Berthoud:
4/23/2006 with Tracy, also climbed Colorado Mines
12/17/2006 solo, climbed Mines and Eva as well.

jerky1280

jerky1280 - Jan 23, 2015 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2013

Nice hike  Sucess!

Quite a bit of snow early in the season.

Climbing Jack

Climbing Jack - Jul 21, 2014 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013

Quick and easy.  Sucess!

From the pass.

BradBartick

BradBartick - May 4, 2014 6:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2014

Fun and straightforward  Sucess!

Great views. Did it along with Co Mines Peak. Serious cornices from spring snow. Route is a walk up but worth the trip!

rkymtn

rkymtn - Aug 6, 2013 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

From Colorado Mines  Sucess!

Climbed this with Peakbug after Colorado Mines. We made quick work of both peaks to beat holiday traffic. Our descent was well timed, as the wind picked up and brought a cloud through the saddle right after we passed it.

nickkarl

nickkarl - Jul 26, 2013 9:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2013

CDT  Sucess!

Brain and I hiked the CDT trail from Berthound Pass in the fog/wind/rain. Nice easy 13er.
http://www.coloradoascents.blogspot.com/2013/07/mount-flora.html

Peakbug

Peakbug - Jul 7, 2013 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

Mt Flora #37  Sucess!

After Coloardo Mines- enjoyed this 13er with rkymtn. Got up and down early to avoid holiday traffic.

jfulcher

jfulcher - Jun 30, 2013 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

From berthoud  Sucess!

Hit mines, flora, Eva, parry, & Bancroft.

telemarkdude

telemarkdude - Jan 20, 2013 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2013

Nice Winter Hike  Sucess!

Great day. Sunny and clear, but a little windy; clocked wind speed at 31.4 mph

Berger

Berger - Nov 6, 2012 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2012

From Berthoud Pass  Sucess!

Hiked with CO Mines, Breckenridge and Witter. Cold but a good day.

milan - Oct 22, 2012 5:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Lovely day.  Sucess!

I was at a conference in Winter Park and after that, I woke up very early and hiked Colorado Mines Peak, Flora, Eva, Parry and Bancroft. What a lovely September day!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 18, 2012 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

Flora  Sucess!

Easy 13er.

armorfoot

armorfoot - Jun 13, 2012 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2012

Yep...  Sucess!

Ascended for the 2nd time this season. Also did Eva and a bushwhack back down from Eva I'll never dare try again.

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