Categories: "Flatirons"

Flatirons

October 18, 2006



 
Sunrise on the first snow of the year.
 

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Flatirons

October 18, 2006



 
Sunrise on the first snow of the year.
 

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Bear Peak

May 13, 2006



 
Boulder from Bear Peak
 

 
Jay on Bear Peak
 

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The First Flatiron

May 5, 2006



 
The tip of the iceberg.
 

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Green Mountain and Bear Peak

April 22, 2006



 
Sarah, Chris, Erik and I climbed Green Mountain and Bear Peak today, hiking a little over 9 miles and climbing about a mile in elevation. The photo above (of some guy climbing Bear Peak) was taken with my new camera. The ones below are from my old camera.
 

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The Flatirons

March 11, 2006



 

 

 

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Bear Peak

February 26, 2006



 
Sarah on Bear Peak (8,464 ft).
 

 
Looking south. Pikes Peak is visible in the distance.
 

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Flatirons and Snow

December 6, 2005



 

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Climbing the 3rd Flatiron

November 13, 2005



Boulder from the middle of the 3rd Flatiron.
 
 
The 3rd Flatiron is the third south from Boulder (third from right in this photo). We climbed up the front of it. Eric Su took Sarah and I climbing on what turned out to be a very cold day (40's). Here's a view toward Denver.

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Hiking the Flatirons

August 21, 2005



 

 
Backpacker magazine: "Bag three peaks and bird's-eye views of Boulder on this tour of the Flatirons. Bring a few extra energy bars: This strenuous out-and-back gains over 5,000 feet in 11 miles."
 
1 (Mile 0): Start half-way up Flagstaff Rd where there's a road branching off to the right and left, a parking area on the left, and a gate blocking part of the road to the left. Head south down the dirt road, going right through the gate.
 
2 (Mile .2): R @ 3-way junction with Long Canyon Trail.
 
3 (Mile .4): L @ Y on Ranger Trail; old stone cabin with picnic benches.
 
4 (Mile .8): R @ Y on Ranger Trail at junction with Greenman Trail.
 
5 (Mile 1.4): First views of Boulder from open ridge.
 
6 (Mile 1.7): L @ 4-way; climb sharply to Green Mtn. summit.
 
7 (Mile 1.9): Views of Longs Peak and 20 other giants from Green Mtn. (8,053 ft.); check out peak finder atop summit log cairn; return to 4-way, go L onto Green Bear Trail.
 
8 (Mile 3): R @ 3-way onto Bear Peak West Ridge Trail; only water on route.
 
9 (Mile 4.9): L @ T for short, steep climb to Bear Peak.
 
10 (Mile 5): Summit of Bear Peak (8,461 ft.); views of Denver and Rocky Mtn. NP; return to waypoint 9, go L.
 
11 (Mile 5.5): Straight @ 3-way junction with Shadow Canyon Trail.
 
12 (Mile 5.8): South Boulder Peak (8,549 ft.); most dramatic and quietest summit; lots of raspberries; retrace route to car.
 

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