Have driven past these mountains many times without knowing much about them. I've heard its gorgeous in there, and so it seems. Great page!
Thank you Nelson. For both the vote and the spell checking....
Thank you for the vote Allen. Much appreciated.
I've been waiting for you to finish this one. I look directly at both Ptarmigan and Coon Hill from the chair in my living room.
I've come to realize that size doesn't mean much when there are no other hikers around. Let me know when your up this way sometime. I'd be great to explore the Williams Fork with someone who knows it as well as you.
Good one. I've read before (can't recall where) that Coon Hill is still doable from the parking area on the west side of the tunnel. Overnight parking isn't suggested but a note left on the dashboard explaining one's wherabouts and a word to a CDOT crew member should keep the tow truck away for day hikes.
A new page in the vein of your successful Kenosha Mountains page. Nice job, Jon!
It's a little-known fact that there are actually two mountain groups called the Williams Fork Mountains in Colorado! The other lies in Moffat County. Those are named for the Williams Fork of the Yampa River, while your page highlights the range named for the Williams Fork of the Colorado River.
Do you know, Jon, if Coon Hill marks the eastern end of the Williams Fork Mountains? Or do Continental Divide peaks like Golden Bear Peak and Hagar Mountain make the cut?
BTW, there's a 2003 trip report on FourteenerWorld from Jennifer Roach for Hagar Mountain. She used the parking that you describe in the Coon Hill section to do her hike, so it would seem that that option is still available in the post-9/11 world.
Thanks much for all the information... I most definately did not know there are two named "Williams Fork Mountains". How funny. I will correct the text to point out that these are the Colorado River's Williams Fork Mountains. I wonder if I could get an answer on the legality of parking at the tunnel directly from CDOT. Perhaps I should call. Anyway I realy appreciate your feedback. Thank you for helping.
It's a great page, but one consistent typo I've noticed in your picture captions is the spelling of Ptarmigan as Ptamigan (missing an r) Thanks,
Terrific page. Well done
Thanks for posting this well-written page on an interesting range. I look forward to visiting these mountains.
My usual proofreading report:
quiet gentle -> quite gentle
thist for water -> thirst for water
deffinately popular -> definitely popular
more obscure summit then -> more obscure summit than
Pine Beatle -> Pine Beetle
the gentle ridge-crest ... extend -> the gentle ridge-crest ... extends
to close to civilization -> too close to civilization
As always many thanks for your corrections. Hopefuly I am getting better. Its been a while since I've been graded on my banter.
Ta Da! Outstanding.
What a beautiful location.
Why, the whole range??
Because the range is of such small scale, consisting of nothing but rolling ridges with only a few notable highpoints (the three covered summits) and there was zero information on these mountains prior to this submission I chose to make it like I did. I did not think I would be exceeding the scope of a single page to describe this little range. If I get many complaints I will happily strip it down to a Ute Peak page. This wasn't some attempt to grab summits. I just wanted to maximize the efficiency of my efforts and address an area that had previously been completely ignored. The Kenosha Mountains page I had done previously is in the same vein. Is that also a problem?
Thanks again for voting.
Can't believe I missed seeing this peak before. Great addition and very complete!