My first OutThereColorado.com hike with Nathan. .. His pix here: ..http://www.outtherecolorado.com/photos/album.html?groupid=14&albumid=1046
.......Park by this sign
Pick up traversing trail to left just above this sign. .. Heading out just past 1:00 pm.
Trail detail and map here:..http://www.outtherecolorado.com/trail-finder/cheyenne-mountain-via-swisher-trail.html
[12/9/10 update: when I have more time, I'll add maps to this gallery, plus pix of my hike to The Horns on 11/23. .. Hang in there.]
Nathan wears the same shoes all year long! :)
"We must be here on the map."
YES - the summit meadow.
Telephoto of mountains to the south - Spanish Peaks on left.
Not exactly the summit, but it'll have to do for today. ..L-R: Jeff, Dawn and Nathan.
Heading down and back.
Telephoto - Garden of the Gods.
Victory - and only 4:35 pm. :)
OK, Monday, 6 Dec - back at the Stables Trailhead, now with Rick.
Starting at about 8465 ft.
[Rick is a serious Ham-dude.]
Entering the summit Meadow.
Easterly view back toward the antenna farm.
Same scene - telephoto. .. Rick has been atop the left tower doing Ham repairs!
Moving SW from one sub-summit to another (at least three).
At last, the 9565' summit - 2 1/4 hrs from TH.
No actual peak identification.
Pikes Pk in distance; register jar at base of pole.
I believe the prior recorded ascent was 11/27/10.
Spanish Peaks showing to the south.
Not clear why another benchmark was nearby.
North toward Garden of the Gods.
Mt Rosa left of top center; St Peter's Dome right of middle center.
The forest prevents an easterly view.
Color GnarlyBill pleased. :)
About to head down the steep section below the Meadow.