June 24 2021
in the late evening I climbed Red Hill near Fairplay. I saw a few Elk along the way. Since the vegetation was wet, I got pretty wet.
I arrived at the summit at 8:02 PM and made it back to the vehicle around dark.
August 12 2021
After work and in the evening, I headed for Reinecker Ridge South since I hadn't climbed it yet. I tried to get there from the west and using the route some people had trip reports on ListsofJohn. After trying several roads, I coudln't find a way to access the public land since all roads were marked as private. Maybe there is a route from the east?
I then headed north to see if I could find a route to Reinecker Ridge North. Access there was also marked private.
I then decided to reclimb Red Hill instead. I didn't start until sunset.
Absolutely beautiful with the fall colors. With the wife and pup.
Parked at the pass and hopped over unmarked wire gate. I followed the road around the east side which maintained altitude. I came to a road that headed up in a straight line and followed it to a one track trail on the ridge to the summit area. Beautiful views 360 degrees of South Park Peaks.
Great little thing to finally have done. Enjoyed the trees.
We hiked this from Red Hill Pass along US 285, which should be all legal as our map showed our route completely on BLM land. Photos and our route can be found at joeandfrede.com.
pretty thrashed after forging my way up ouray the day before. slept in buena vista and climbed turtle rock, then snowshoed up this beauty on the way home. nice views for a shorter mountain!
After a couple of longer, more strenuous days, it was nice to take it easy and relax at the summit, paying quiet respects to my country's war dead on US Memorial Day. Brilliant blue sky, warm sun, wonderful day.