With Eric H. Breaking trail all day (even on half the way down with wind-filled tracks) but an exquisitely painful way to train for the coming season. 13.5 miles.
With Tim P, 2' of fresh, 30+ mph winds, whiteout, from the winter trailhead....sweet day!
Sqeezed in Pawnee late in the day just as thunder began to rumble. Nice loop hike from Audubon to Pawnee.
Climbed via Little Pawnee. Great scramble. I would rate the traverse at class 4.
Hiked Pawnee before hiking Shoshoni.
Woke up at 4:10 am barfing and still sick. Its been 2 weeks. BUT I still made it. We hiked from Pawnee Pass.
An easy, surprisingly short climb from Pawnee Pass. Almost dead calm on top. Brief stop before descending and climbing Mount Toll. Great views!
Nice hike to the pass, then to top of Pawnee Peak. Later went to Shoshoni. Had Pawnee Peak to ourselves as my wife an I started at 5 a.m. to avoid the crowds. Good glissading on the way down. One sitting glissade that turned into full self-arrest when speed got too great with no good runout, then three standing mini-glissades down to Lake Isabelle, eschewing the trail. Beautiful, cloudless day.
Forgot my camera so have no pics of the great day we had on the standard route. An absolutely gorgeous hike. First time I had been in the Lake Isabel drainage. Had plans to go over to Toll, but it got too late and I had a rook with me who was spent.
The connecting ridge between Pawnee and Little Pawnee Peaks is an excellent, fun scramble. Although Roach rates it as "difficult 3rd class", most others who have done the traverse seem to agree that it is better described as 4th class. A 3rd class route probably exists, but routefinding can be a bit tricky.
Biked in from the gate and hiked up the east ridge. Weather was windy, overcast and snowy all day. The few inches that fell during the day made the traverse interesting, but was doable. Just had to be very careful on some of the north facing ledge traverses. A little more snow and this will be one tough route. One of my favorite climbs. No views all day!
Quick jog from Pawnee Pass
Hiking over Pawnee Pass with my Dad we couldn't resist.
Fun little route from Little Pawnee. Too bad the ridge is so short. Climbed with my wife and included Shoshoni as well.
It took me three attempts to reach the peak. Turned around by white-out conditions and lightening the previous times.
Total ascents = 3. A pleasant stroll.
Summited on a very windy day. Planned on Shoshoni as well but the wind convinced me to head down for the day.
Great day of hiking. It became very windy once we were nearing Pawnee Pass. Made for a little struggle to the top, but worth it. Beautiful blue skies and views.
Great climb with Chris Gerber in the first real snowfall of the winter. Few views, but many visions of powder at Vail.