Started from North Shanahan around 10am, took the Mesa Trail, then Shadow Canyon to the top of South Boulder. Didn't seem as steep as Fern Canyon but felt a lot longer in all. Great views from the top. Went back down the same way.
I visited this summit fresh off the climb up the lovely Shadow Canyon. I loved the views from the rocky summit. I also enjoyed fewer people on this summit than on Bear. From the summit of S. Boulder, the Bear summit looks like a shopping mall, people lounging and milling about everywhere. Hiking partner: shannarae2k. Dog: Stimpy.
2 of 2 this trip. The trail from the saddle to the summit was often buried but I managed somehow to stay on it.
Mesa South TH to South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak, Green Mountain, and Flagstaff Mountain, ending at Chautauqua TH.
I am that friend. Yay first summit!
Thank you Roam Around! That was a gorgeous day.
Next? I think the aches I earned on the slide down are almost better. ;)
Took a friend up on her last day in town for her first summit ever! VERY icy trail in shadow canyon - crampons would have been nice.
Great day out!
1-5-08,1-12-08,3-29-08 The trail was icy in places. I'm glad we had ski poles.
5-10-08, 19th climb of South Boulder. Didn't feel good. Upset stomach, pressed on anyway.
This was my first climb of South Boulder Peak. Most of the climbs were via Shadow Canyon. Several of the climbs included Bear Peak. After Bear it was common to descend via Fern Canyon.
Loop from South Boulder to Bear Peak.
quick daytrip in the new snow! Real windy up top. Had a fun time, cept, i think i broke my little finger when I caught a slip on the snowy talus at the summit.
Good hike, easier than Bear.
Started at the South Mesa Trailhead, hiked up the Shadow Canyon Trail and then summited South Boulder Peak, then backtracked and hiked up Bear Peak. From there headed down the West Ridge trail and hiked up Green Mountain. Finished the hike by hiking down to Chautauqua Meadows. About 9 miles with snow on the ground. Nice hike on a nice post Thanksgiving day.
Hiked with my wife. Great views of Devil's Thumb. Awesome weather today.
Hiked up here while I was helping my sister move from Boulder to Moscow, Idaho. Ran into lots of people using this as a daily running route. Such people are more fit than I am.
A quick outing with a couple friends. Nice climb to the top, but views were lacking today - overcast. The mini scramble at the top was a nice treat. We hit Bear Peak next.
Awesome views from Long's to Pikes. No reason not to go there once you're already on Bear. Again, could have done without the killer gnats.
Afternoon training run with Chris and pksanders.
This combo makes a great all day adventure. We did it in about 7 hours round trip from Chatauqua.
Great hike with surprisingly deep snow
"Stuck" out here on a business trip, gosh-darn. First hike in CO, and 'twas a great day. Snow on 98% of the trail, firm enough except the west side of Green, which was a post-holing nightmare. Weather looked like it was going to come in and sock me, but at every potential bail-out point on my loop, it didn't get any closer. Beautiful day bottom to top.