Heil Valley Ranch: Schoolhouse & Overland Loops | Colorado | 09/10/20

Schoolhouse & Overland Loops | Heil Valley Ranch Park Boulder, CO | 09/10/20 | 4.03 miles | 305' gain (M) - Main Trailhead, (C) - Corral Trailhead We'd just gotten our first winter storm and although I wasn't at all ready for the snow and cold, I wanted to get out for a quick Thursday …

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“Igloo Peak” (13,060′) and “Mountain Boy Peak” (13,198′) | Colorado | 09/05/20

"Igloo Peak" (13,060') | CO Rank: Unranked "Mountain Boy Peak" (13,198') | CO Rank: 491/637 Sawatch Range | Collegiate Peaks Wilderness | Twin Lakes, CO 09/05/20 | 7.48 miles | 2,454' gain | Class 2 I: Igloo Peak, MB: Mountain Boy Peak My Labor Day weekend plans fell through last minute and I unexpectedly found …

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Crystal Peak A (13,852′) | Colorado | 08/15/20

Crystal Peak A (13,852') | CO Rank: 82/637 Tenmile Range | Arapaho National Forest | Breckenridge, CO 08/15/20 | 5.22 miles | 1,956' gain | Class 2 The summer of 2020 was a particularly bad wildfire season in Colorado with the three biggest wildfires in the state's history all occurring within just a few months. …

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London Mountain (13,194′) | Colorado | 08/09/20

London Mountain (13,194') | CO Rank: 493/637 Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Fairplay, CO 08/09/20 | 1.88 miles | 585' gain | Class 2 After climbing Kuss, Mosquito, and Treasurevault a month prior, I was dying to get back to the area to climb London Mountain. We had a great view of London's …

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Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Colorado | 08/06/20

Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162') | Indian Peaks Wilderness Allenspark, CO | 08/06/20 | 9.2 miles | 3,268' gain Saint Vrain Mountain is a low 12er that was recommended to me by an old coworker. I'd hiked along the trail a few times before but always happened to come on a day with too much snow …

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