The Magnolia Mill & Montgomery Reservoir | Colorado | 06/06/21

We decided to take it easy on Sunday and explore some of the local sites near Allie's parents' house in Alma. First up was the Magnolia Mill and Montgomery Reservoir. This site is right off Highway 9 between Alma and Breckenridge, just below Hoosier Pass. I have driven past countless times without stopping, but it's …

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Dauntless Mine | Colorado | 01/31/21

Dauntless Mine | Pike National Forest Fairplay, CO | 01/31/21 | 6.90 miles | 1,398' gain W: Winter parking, S: Summer parking Okay, okay. The Dauntless Mine isn't really a destination, it's more a pile of rubble. And it certainly wasn't our chosen destination, that was 14er Mount Sherman. Sherman is a good 14er to …

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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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Dyer Mountain (13,855′), Gemini Peak (13,951′), and Mount Sherman (14,036′) | Colorado | 07/30/20

Dyer Mountain (13,855') | CO Rank: 81/637 Gemini Peak (13,951') | CO Rank: Unranked Mount Sherman (14,036') | CO Rank: 45/637 Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Fairplay, CO 07/30/20 | 6.45 miles | 2,833' gain | Class 2 I hadn't successfully climbed a 14er since September of 2018. I'd attempted at least five …

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Kuss Peak (13,548′), Mosquito Peak (13,781′), and Treasurevault Mountain (13,701′) | Colorado | 07/10/20

Kuss Peak (13,548') | CO Rank: Unranked Mosquito Peak (13,781') | CO Rank: 115/637 Treasurevault Mountain (13,701') | Unranked Mosquito Range | Pike National Forest | Alma, CO 07/10/20 | 8.25 miles | 2,818' gain | Class 2 I really needed to climb a mountain. After yet another failed 14er attempt the weekend before, I …

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