Backpacking the Uncompahgre Wilderness

tomcat32

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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 some snow up high. Slick terrain and a highly exposed class 3 of Wetterhorn didn't sound as fun with ice and snow so I skipped the loop around Wetterhorn. I hiked about 50 miles including a summit of 14,309' Uncompahgre Peak. The full trip report and over 100 photos are at my blog link below.

http://tomcatoutdoors.blogspot.com/2017/09/backpacking-uncompahgre-wilderness.html

Here are a few photos to get an idea
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Just realized you're the same Tomcat who wrote the TR for the Sheridan/Sherman from Iowa Gulch hike I just read on 14ers, lol. Running up there with a buddy tomorrow. Ping me if you're ever in a mood for company.
 

tomcat32

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Just realized you're the same Tomcat who wrote the TR for the Sheridan/Sherman from Iowa Gulch hike I just read on 14ers, lol. Running up there with a buddy tomorrow. Ping me if you're ever in a mood for company.
One and the same. Where are you located in Colorado? I'm about 20 mins from Salida down US 50 to the east.
 

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One and the same. Where are you located in Colorado? I'm about 20 mins from Salida down US 50 to the east.

I'm in Castle Rock, 2-3 hours to your east.
 
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