Hiked main trail to about 11,150, then side hilled over to saddle, then up north ridgge. Navigation skills a must!
With Meridian Hill & 11053.
With my dog Buster. He did amazing in the scramble. What a great mellow mountain. I loved the summit with the combo of rocks and trees. Bonus was a huge bull moose in the willows up at about 11200 feet.
Wife, pup and I.
Via Deer Creek TH. Headed over this nice peak on the way back from Epaulet, Epaulie and Rosalie. Saw mother and baby moose in the meadow!! Never seen moose in Mount Evans Wilderness before. Pretty neat. Ascended the north slopes (per route description) but descended the south ridge, popping out right at the TH.
What a beautiful day! The Deer Creek Trail was packed down, but once we headed off trail, it was snorkeling through heavy, deep snow! A little Tuaca eased the pain and we were at the summit in no time!