Date: Nov 24 2016
Thanksgiving morning scramble on Hillbilly Rock and the Hillbilly flatironettes. Left NCAR and worked my way up skunk canyon. I'm always impressed how much cooler it is in the canyon than the surrounding trails.
Date: Nov 20 2016
Warm temperatures on Sunday caught me by surprise and mid afternoon I decided to try to get one more scramble in before the season officially came to a close. I'd been eyeing the Devils Wing's (aka Angel's wings) on the east face of Boulder mountain and decided to go for it. I hurriedly made a peanut butter sandwich, dumped a box full of clif bars in my bag, filled up on water and I was out the door.
Date: Nov 13 2016
Trip up to Rocky Mountain National Park with J. We started at the Wild Basin ranger station and followed the trail to Calypso Cascades, Ouzel Falls and finally Ouzel Lake.
Date: Nov 12 2016
Quick trip to Eldorado Canyon for an afternoon hike with A. Unbelievably it was my first time there so I thought I'd start with a classic: Rattlesnake Gulch. The hike was nice but it was clear that climbing opportunities are the real highlight of the park.
Date: Nov 06 2016
I'd been wanting to explore the south green mountain area for a while and thought it would be fun to use the Fumbledeedum scrambling route on the south side of Dinosaur Mt as a lead in. Started off of cragmoor road (near Shanahan Ridge TH) and went left on a less traveled trail instead of straight. It was a nice meandering trail on the mesa that eventually merged with the main trail near the "Slab". Worked my way over to Bear canyon and began up the south ridges of Dinosaur Mt.