Colorado - Rocky Mountains
Trip Start Aug 15, 2007
46Trip End Dec 30, 2008
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Great hiking in the Rockies followed by urban fun in dowtown Denver. Hiking was with 2 great HBS buddies - Craig Fairfield (who joined me in Peru and Chile last year) & Jerred "John Deere" Pauwels.
-Bierstadt Mountain (fourteener near Georgetown, CO)
-Boreas Pass & McCulloch Gulch trails near Breckenridge, CO
-Quandary Peak (fourteener near Breckenridge, CO - 3.5 miles each way gaining 3k feet in elevation going from 11 to 14k - 3 hours up and 2.5 hours down for 5.5 hrs on the trail)
-In Rocky Mntn NP, Sky Pond and Loch Lake hike total of 8 miles and 1800 feet in elevation gain over 6 hours)
-Mummy Range in Rocky Mntn NP reaching Ypsilon and Chiquita Peaks (7 miles total roundtrip gaining 3000 feet peaking at 13.5k feet at Chiquita). 7 hours total - Mummy Range listed as #14 best day hike in Backpacker Magazine.
(Writer's Note: Lodging:
Denver: Red Lion Inn & Sheraton Downtown Denver
Breckenridge: Moutain Thunder
Estes Park: Brynwood on the River)