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  1. TrektheWorld

    Booth Lake Basin - Gore Range, Colorado

    I made it out for a solo trip this past Saturday up to Vail, CO to access the west side of the Gore Range. It seems like every time I venture out into these parts I end up with some epiphany that may be the most beautiful spot in our rectangular state. (Shhh, don't spread the word). The...
  2. Wanderlust073

    Grays and Torreys

    I decided to roll the dice on getting out for some peak bagging this holiday weekend, despite what I feared would be an off-the-charts amplification of the usual weekend trailhead madness that really spoils anything close to home on the front range for me. However I've recently switched jobs...
  3. mike_offerman

    Cherokee Peak, Indian Peaks Wilderness

    I headed out to the West side of the Indian Peaks Wilderness, looking to climb my last 2 peaks in the wilderness, Hopi and Cherokee peaks. For those that don't know, the Indian Peaks is a continuation of the peaks to the South of Rocky Mountain NP. There are 37 peaks in the wilderness, and...
  4. tomcat32

    Backpacking the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness

    A few weeks ago I backpacked Colorado's Dominguez Canyon Wilderness between Grand Junction and Delta. This was a 46 mile loop up Big Dominguez Canyon, then connecting to Little Dominguez via seldom used roads and trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau. 1/4 of the trip was off trail and...
  5. Dreamer

    Summer 2012: trip 1: a short visit to a small corner of The Great Wasted Forest of Northern Colorado

    Mt Zirkel Wilderness 2012 July 10-13 I will be starting my backpacking for the season in mid/late June and am getting excited. Spending much time looking over past hikes, which I always enjoy. This trip was my first of the year after the long (2400 miles in 3 days) drive from my base in the...
  6. mattvogt7

    Gather at the River

    Gather at the River March 27, 2018 I'd say it was late winter when it started to become clear that the Dolores was going to run. The calendar on the wall sitting vacant May and June suddenly became something more. This was the event of the year in terms of trip planning and primacy was...
  7. Wanderlust073

    Winter camping at Lake Helene, RMNP

    This trip had become something of a backpacking white whale for me. I'd been eager to try winter backpacking and Rocky Mountain NP seemed a safe-ish destination for a first-timer. Only a couple hours from home, plenty of people milling about within a few hours of pretty much any spot I'd want...
  8. AKay09

    RMNP Continental Divide Loop 9/17

    Hey, this is my trip report from the Continental Divide Loop in RMNP in September 2017. Things didn't go as well as planned but it was still a fun time. The original plan was to add a trip off trail up to Timber Lake on the third day but we lost the old trail and the terrain and weather proved...
  9. AbinadiWitness

    Chicago Basin: Part 2: Sunlight & Windom Peaks, Black Canyon Camp, Mt. Peale, UT - 16 -18 Aug. 2017

    ***Part 2 of 2 of my 2017 trip to Chicago Basin in Colorado. My hiking partner, Dave, and I also overnighted near the rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison before also heading out to summit Utah's Mount Peale, the highpoint of the La Sal Range near Moab because we had a bit of extra time...
  10. AbinadiWitness

    Chicago Basin - Part 1: Approach - Purgatory Flats, North Eolus, Mt. Eolus - 13-15 Aug. 2017

    ***Part 1 of 2 of my second multi-day backpacking trip to Colorado in summer 2017; check out Part 2 for the rest of the adventure.*** Originally this trip was supposed to be an epic "thru-style-hike" (starting and ending at very different places) in Idaho's Sawtooth Range. I had, over the...
  11. AbinadiWitness

    Part 2: Wetterhorn, Matterhorn, Uncompahgre Peaks, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP - CO Trip # 1

    Okay! Here's part two of Colorado Trip 2017 # 1. :) Where we left off in the last post we'd headed to Montrose for food at the restaurant called Pahgre's. Mitch drove Claron's car while I rode along, Dave drove himself. Jeff and Claron had come down from Yankee Boy Basin and the Ouray side...
  12. AbinadiWitness

    Part 1: Telluride Via Ferrata and Mount Sneffels SW Ridge from Blue Lakes- Colorado Trip # 1 - 2017

    This is actually part one of a two-part trip report on my first major backpacking trip of 2017; there was a bit too much epicness to fit into a single post without requiring an epic amount of reading time...but they're both very worth checking out. :) Views while ascending to Blue Lakes Pass...
  13. AbinadiWitness

    Colorado Adventure 2016: To the Grenadiers!

    ***New to BackcountryPost - This is the first of several posts of favorite trips I've taken in the recent past that I think will be helpful or of interest to others here. Eventually I'll be current with my posts and only new stuff will show up here. Enjoy! :)*** Each year I try and plan at...
  14. tomcat32

    Backpacking the Uncompahgre Wilderness

    There were a couple trips in Colorado's San Juans on my short list for backpacking trips. One of them was a trip in the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Sept 17th I set off for a loop for a few days. Originally I intended to loop around both Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks but a thunderstorm dropped...
  15. JoshuaDyal

    Beckwith Pass in the West Elks

    This is a fairly quick and dirty report about a fairly quick and dirty trip. Because of poor research, I had decided after going up Beckwith Pass and tooling around for a few days south of the pass before coming back to try and get to Mill Creek trailhead and see the Mill Creek valley, but...
  16. S

    Lost Creek Wilderness: 16-19 Sept. 2017

    This past weekend, my girlfriend and I hiked the Lost Creek Wilderness starting from the Goose Creek TH and heading counterclockwise to Lost Park CG, McCurdy Mt., Lake Park, then back to Goose Creek via Hankins Gulch. We flew into Denver from Chicago Saturday morning, rented a car and ended...
  17. Wanderlust073

    Rawah Wilderness, CO - 4D/3N

    A couple of buddies flew out from Illinois for a four day three night trip to the Rawah Wilderness this past week. I'd spent a couple months weighing the merits of various destinations, even solicited some ideas here, and ultimately this seemed like the best balance of adventure vs not killing...
  18. Artemus

    Multimodal Transport on Wham Ridge

    Objective: Wham Ridge, Vestal Peak - Grade III 5.6 This report is dedicated to the likes of @ram who showed that he could post a popular TR here involving adventure, suffering, climbing and even more suffering, and @Kullaberg63 who has demonstrated that you "don’t need no stinking trail”...
  19. IntrepidXJ

    San Luis Peak

    Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13, 2015 Sunset on San Luis Peak in the La Garita Mountains. Since Diane needed to stay home this weekend to get some school work done, I was on my own and decided to climb my sixth and final new fourteener of the year. After looking over my maps I settled on...
  20. lostlandscapes

    9/5 - 9/7/15: Holy Cross Wilderness, CO

    Map of our Labor Day weekend route: http://caltopo.com/m/5P0A One of the many appealing features of backpacking in Colorado is it's scores of trailheads above 10,000 feet that one can access quite easily. Nothing like starting out right around treeline. Our Labor Day loop would begin at the...

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