Took an off-trail route up from the south - caught the cairn-marked trail coming back down.
On Thorodin again….just can't wait to get on Thorodin again…
The other guy put it best. Easy bushwhack. I went to the Harmsen home site area. On your way up the driveway to the ranch style home, a trail sign invites you onto a grass path heading North-ish (on your left). After 150 yards, the trail moves into a group of trees. Look on your right while in the trees and you will see a faint path that heads East, or right. It starts faint but gets better than almost turns into some kind of old terrible road. It keeps ascending the slope and maybe at 3/4-1 mile, it ends at a number of cairns. Follow those cairns all the way to the Thorodin Summit.
Great fall day and mellow climb. Just the bees knees.
Easy bushwhack following the traditional route. Still some snow on the north slope leading toward Starr Peak.
A fun hike with Peakbug that provided some great views from the summit. The weather was near perfect as well.
Perfect fall day to hike through the woods with rkymtn. Headed to Starr and Sheepshead afterward.
Sweet 5.5 climb but very short and easy. Not worth it for the long approach though if you just plan to do one climb.
With Buster through the snow.
w/jim and josh, cold and windy today, guess winter is on the way.
It was friggin' COLD today. Single digit temps, snowfall, frozen eyelashes, the whole nine yards. Pretty, rocky little mountain. Enjoyed beers and dinner afterward.
Three of us started from small parking lot on Gap Road, we bushwhacked all the way to the top, it was cold day but luckly no wind. Nice little summit, snowy day, no much of views.
Wanted to head over to Starr, but the pup blew a nail and so we turned back to the car.
We did a few of the technical routes on Thorodin...a fun rock. Didn't see a soul all day, nice rock, variety of climbing....I'll be back to do more.
Hiked all three peaks from Gap Road in Golden Gate Canyon State Park with my girlfriend Meghan. I carried snowshoes but never put them on. What snow did exist was frozen solid and easy to walk on due to our 7:42am start. There was absolutely no wind at the summit. This was a great hike that provided fantastic views of the entire Front Range. If you want a small sample of the kind of views you get at the summit, visit Panorama Point in Golden Gate Canyon State Park (then imagine being 1300 feet higher).
I scrambled up to the top of the Second Buttress from the east. The views from the top are amazing!
With Starr, Tremont, 9386 & 9260.
This mountain was always my favorite hike during my earlier years in Colorado. We bushwhacked from the west and preferred to do most of our climbing on the center buttress. I went up nearby Tremont Mountain with my kids in 1992. Wish we had done Thorodin instead.