a little more interesting to hike up than Jones Peak.
En route to Crown Mountain, "North Crown Mountain", Jones & "American". 6 hours roundtrip.
Long day for Niagra and American, especially after Coxcomb and a long night in Silverton waiting for Zach M to score, but fun.
Another great peak. Left a summit register jar for future climbers. Really enjoyed this area. The views are outstanding in every direction.
Turned off of the Standard Route and took a more direct line via the snow. It was about 18 inches deep in the deepest places and made for a great climb. At one point durring the climb I stopped to look down the valley and thought "this is why I became a climber".
Did all three that day after a snow the night before.
Niagara Peak is a fine mountain. It probably has the finest summit view in this region of grand vistas (it compares favorably with nearby Handies Peak). Along on this climbe were my dogs Sopris and Raymond.
Hail the night before. Mostly cloudy at first but turned out to be a great day.