Mountain Climbs

Uncompahgre Peak – First Sample of the Beautiful San Juans

Uncompahgre Peak from the Nellie Creek trailhead is not difficult, but a great day’s outing with sheer beauty all around. The San Juans sport some of the most beautiful mountain scenery of all the ranges in Colorado, although no single mountain would...
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Four Fourteeners in One Day

An Aspen Times article announced that Emme, our Australian Terrier, was going to attempt four of the state’s peaks over 14,000’ as a fundraiser for the Animal Aspen Shelter and the Canine Health Foundation. She succeeded.summiting Mt. Democrat, Mt....
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Yale Mountain 14,196’ In the “Collegiates”

Yale Mountain is one of the Collegiates in the Sawatch Range accessed from Buena Vista just over Independence Pass from Aspen. I was joined by our Australian Terrier Emme and son Brett, his dog Amos. Emme, at 20 lbs and short terrier legs – was to go...
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Huron Peak with Brett – North Ridge from Clear Creek

Huron Peak is a nice, easy Class 2 hike starting just above the partially restored ghost town of Winfield and through a pretty meadow with great wildflowers.
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