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Starting at the Longs Peak Trailhead (at 5pm), we will follow the Longs Peak Trail for a bit, then past Eugenia mine and finally go up the scrambly trail to Estes Cone.
The hike is entirely on trail, but the Estes Cone portion is a bit of a scramble.
The total distance is 6 miles RT with nearly 2000' of ascent.
Track is here
Bring water, snacks and headlamp.
This is RMNP, so no dogs are allowed.
Wilson Peak near Telluride (Sat) and Bridal Vail Falls (Sun).
Pace: casual (~1.2 mph), early alpine start.
class 3 scramble
plan: meet at Wooly pnr row GG for carpool, drive there on Friday, Wilson Peak on Sat, Bridal Vail Falls on Sun.
Look for gray Toyota Land Cruiser
Leaning towards staying in a hostel in Telluride this time (link below) but open to camping at TH - let me know in the comments about preferences.
We will do standard route from Rock of Ages trailhead. Link below.
It is the peak on Coors Beer.
The western end of the Boulder Canyon Trail now runs all the way from Settler's Park up to Chapman Drive trail. This means we can do a complete loop all along trails starting from the Settler's Park Parking Lot, up along the Panorama Trail to Flagstaff to Realization Point, down Chapman to the Boulder Canyon Trail, then follow the trail back to town.
The total distance is nearly 9 miles with 2000' of uphill, most on the first bit of the hike up to Realization Point.
Bring snacks, water and headlamp as we will be finishing in the dark.
CalTopo map link: https://caltopo.com/m/EE80
Located near the city of La Paz, the Cordillera Real offers some of the best mountaineering in South America. Easy access, stable weather, excellent climbing conditions, interesting culture and relatively easy to moderate routes makes this a good place to start climbing peaks over 14,000'.
We would go down for aprox two weeks (with prior acclimatization here in CO) somewhere between June and August. Prices would range somewhere between $1500- 2500 pp, not including airfare, but I'm still working on logistics. Looking for 2-3 climbers to form a rope team. Prior experience with; snow/ glacier travel, crevasse rescue and Avy level 1, 2 or both. Wilderness First aid, WFR or other medical training is a bonus. Spanish would be incredibly helpful.
Possible objectives; Pequeno Alpamayo (17,618), Huayna Potosi (19,974) and Illimani Pico Sur (21,125). These are not technically hard and are fairly strait forward peaks. However they are challenging due to the high altitude and glacier travel.