Ellingwood Point 14,042

Ellingwood Point 14,042

  Continuing from Mt Blanca traverse to Ellingwood Point…made the summit, said goodbye to the climbers I met as they dropped off the backside of the mountain, and I started down back to the car.  Clouds were starting to form so I tried to keep moving.  It...
Mt Blanca 14,345

Mt Blanca 14,345

Planned to hike Little Bear to Blanca to Ellingwood.  Drove from Denver down to Pueblo late Friday night.  Got up early and finished the drive to Mount Blanca road arriving around 6 AM.  The Mount Blanca road is known as the “Toughest Roads in Colorado”.  I did not do...
Mount of the Holy Cross 14,005

Mount of the Holy Cross 14,005

  Long shadows after an early start from the Halfmoon Trailhead taking the classic route!  A tough 14er as it requires a 6 mile hike to the top and a 970 foot decline that you have to regain after Halfmoon Pass.  More difficult on the return as you have a nice...