This was about as far as I went. The next week I went to the Tetons.
Well, so to get to this spot on at the time I was trying…I had worked a 12 hour shift in Boulder from 0700 to 1900 hrs, drove through the night to the trailhead. I arrived at the trailhead by 0800 hrs, I then walked back and forth in the parking lot to find the Apex Trail. Then grunted up to the snowfield. There, I realized I may be too tired to safely down climb from the summit. Next time…I try it on more sleep.
The next two weeks worth of weekends I spent in the Ten Mile Range. The first traverse ended up being an extremely long day…mainly because I was working out the route finding. However, my friend Katie was game to give it a whirl.
The next week I went back solo and did the first 5 peaks. This time I dropped down to Cooper Mountain Resort for the bus back to Frisco where I enjoyed David’s Food Hedz Cafe. If you’re ever in Frisco hit his spot for great food. But here’s some shots from the last trip.
Frisco to Cooper Mountain 10.7 miles with over 5500 feet of climbing and a bit over 1800 of loss total time was 7.5 hrs. Might be able to do it faster with out the self portraits….