Uncompahgre Peak


San Juan Mountain Range

Trailhead:  Nellie Creek 9,300 feet

Route:  East Slopes I

Departed the trailhead around 7 AM on Friday, September 7th with Erika and Kruger.  The weather forecast was clear for the day.  This was Kruger’s first 14er…he is a 17 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback.


Kruger spotting Uncompahgre Peak off in the distance.



This route is a fairly easy Class II route.  A bit of scrambling once you near the top.

We made the summit in 2.5 hours or so.  We ran into a large group of hikers on the way up and hit the top around the same time.  No wind on top so we hung out for about an hour.