Trip date: Jan 05, 2019
Caltopo map here
This week I chose another area with a recent wildfire (see Fairview Peak trips #1 and #2 and Cache la Poudre Wilderness overnight). Somehow these places draw me in. Kenny Mt. is between Lyons and Estes Park off of Highway 36 and also between Lion Gulch (trip report here) and Coulson Gulch (Trips #1 and #2)
Like Fairview Peak I'd see this curious mountain while driving and wonder what it was. Kenny Mt. is also barren from a wildfire (in 2002) exposing many inviting granite slabs. There would be easier access to Kenny Mt. from the north along USFS roads but it since it was these slabs that caught my eye I started on the SE side. With the exception of a short 0.25 mile road walk at the end, this hike was 100% off-trail.
On the whole the snow was pretty minimal. The fun parts (granite slabs) were in direct sun for most of the day (see sun exposure map below) . There was a pretty snowy gulch (see first "blue" valley) in the first half and more snow towards the summit area.
At this point I'd reached the slabs.