Left the Mule Deer trail and off-trailed it up the NE route. There's a fun little scramble at the top and the best view I've seen of all the Front Range Peaks and Continental Divide...I could clearly see all the way from Pike's Peak on the South to Long's Peak to the North. I started down the North/NW ridge---not recommended. It gets cliffy and lots of vegetation. Highly recommend sticking to coming up the NE.
From Gap Road, off trail navigation, easy, fun hike to the top, nice little summit ridge. Nice after work hike, and after fighting infection for two weeks nice outing.
Hell of an after work hike, tough scrambling but good, nice views at the top.
Off-trail fun on Groundhog Day- with rkymtn.
This was a good hike with my wife. From the summit, we had great views of snow capped peaks to the west. There was some snow on the north aspect, but it wasn't too deep and snowshoes weren't necessary.
After trying this peak a couple years ago, and having to turn back when we found a couple lost dogs, we finally made it to the top.
A fine area. Need to go back with Dad.
Snowshoed up the Northeast Slope with my girlfriend Meghan. Earlier that day we hiked up Mount Thorodin, Starr Peak, and Sheepshead. That earlier hike did not require snowshoes (and we did not wear them); however, snowshoes were a must on this hike. The day started out very sunny, but it was snowing with limited visibility by the time we reached the summit. The summit held some fun, straightforward scrambling.