Very short hike from the end of the mining road (11,000 feet) on the east side.
June 4 2009
Today our project was shut down early because of fear of the weather forecast and I thought it would be a good day to take half a day off work and climb Parkview Mountain on my way to take some pictures of a project. I climbed the NE Ridge of the mountain from near Willow Creek Pass and was near 11,000 feet at the mine and cirque before getting a phone call saying that I was needed in Granby. The weather was perfect. Frustrated and none too happy, I turned around and headed back down the mountain and back to work.
March 14 2003
Climbed Parkview solo and in a blizzard. Challenging conditions!
A neat mountain. In one of the few east to west trending ranges in Colorado. The first snowfall of the season graced the upper slopes. Fire Lookout was nice. Graffiti there was not. Beautiful day.
Nice chill climb. Neat old fire lookout. You can see for miles.
Great hike. Huge peak!
I combined this with a trip to the Arapahoe Wildlife Refuge in North Park. The views were fantastic and the other peaks in the area made me want to return some day.
4-wheeled up Mulstay Creek Rd as far as we could(about a mile and a half from the highway)then hiked another 2 and a half before postholing-out in a snow squall at about 10,800'. Maybe just as well as the weather got progressively worse on the mountain.
Mucho snow from about 9,600. Will try again in June or July.
Very impressive hike
Climbed on a traverse of the Continental Divide from the Colorado-Wyoming border through Rocky Mountain National Park.
This is a gentle giant of a mountain. Very beautiful and secluded. There is something of a surprise on top at the end of the curvaceous summit ridgeline.
Fred showed off his thesis area to me, so we explored the area for several days. Spent our honeymoon here, too, in 1973. (awwww......) :-)
The geology and mineralization of Parkview Mountain was the subject of my Masters Thesis at Colorado State University.
In the course of my mapping and sampling, I climbed every ridge and every cirque wall on the mountain - many several times. I did not even keep track of how many times I visited the summit. I spent four or five nights on the summit in the old lookout while mapping on the west and southwest sides of the peak.
I was normally alone, but on several occasions had other geologists with me. In the fall when all was finished Moni joined me for a climb of the East Ridge.