Archives for: January 2006

Moraine Park

January 29, 2006



 
The view (east) of Moraine Park on the way back to the trailhead. The most popular views of Moraine Park include the mountains to the west. We hiked up into these mountains but the snow and wind prevented us from seeing most of the peaks. Here are a few photos by a photographer named Erik Stensland.
 

Categories: Colorado, National Parks, Rocky Mountain N.P.

Stones Peak

January 29, 2006



 
The view of Stones Peak (12,922 ft.) from the Cub Lake trail in Rocky Mountain N.P.
 

Categories: Colorado, National Parks, Rocky Mountain N.P.

Vail

January 22, 2006



 
Sarah and Me
 
 

 
Looking north-northeast at the main portion of the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Tons of Aspen.
 
 

 
Looking south-southwest at the Holy Cross Wilderness. Mount of the Holy Cross (14,005 ft.) is the big one on the left. The name is derived from a snowfield on the mountain.
 
 

 
Looking east at the southern portion of the Eagles Nest Wilderness.
 
 

 
Looking west-northwest with the Flat Tops Wilderness on the horizon.
 
 

Categories: Snowboarding

The Indian Peaks from Boulder

January 21, 2006



 
Sarah and I did a short hike in Boulder's Mountain Parks. This particular trail starts about one mile west of Boulder. The Indian Peaks are 30-45 miles away in the background, with Boulder Canyon leading to them.
 
 

 
 

Categories: Colorado, Boulder

Rollinsville

January 21, 2006



 
A now abandoned schoolhouse near Rollinsville. The founder of this mining camp outlawed saloons and dancehalls. Today the camp is one of the trailheads for the James Peak Wilderness. The trailhead is located at the east portal to Moffat Tunnel, which carries trains through the Continental Divide.
 
 

Categories: Colorado, James Peak Wilderness

James Peak, Haystack Mountain & Roger's Pass Lake

January 14, 2006



 
James Peak (13,294 ft.) and Haystack Mountain (11,780 ft.)
 
 

 
Roger's Pass Lake
 
 

 
James Peak and Haystack Mountain
 
 

 
James Peak and Haystack Mountain
 
 

Categories: Colorado, James Peak Wilderness

New Toys

January 14, 2006



 
I made my own map with National Geographic software.
 
 

 
And made spaghetti with my new stove.
 
 

Categories: Miscellaneous

South Boulder Creek Trail

January 14, 2006



 
Getting close to treeline.
 
 

 
Switchbacks over the Continental Divide can be seen where wind has blown away the snow. This is Roger's Pass.
 
 

 
Hiking toward the Continental Divide, 11,200 feet.
 
 

 
White-tailed Ptarmigans at 11,400 feet.
 
 

Categories: Colorado, James Peak Wilderness