It was a busy end of the week. I climbed Huron Peak on Saturday – details coming below; but my college adviser (Kathy) and her husband (John) stayed on Sunday and Monday night with us. We had a great time with them and their 3 little dogs. We went to eat, went on hikes, and even did yoga. Once of their dogs is very dexterous and can jump 4 feet in the air.
Also, the dogs both got summer haircuts. Darby is really soft and Izzy looks like Simba from the Lion King.
On Saturday, I drove to Winfield which is an old mining ghost town deep in the mountains. It happens also to be the turn around point for the Leadville 100 race so I’m very familiar with the area. I wanted to climb Huron Peak. The picture below is the mountain which was actually taken on my way to hike La Plata yesterday.
The trail follows a 4wd road for 2.5 miles then turns into a single track that winds up a canyon. The peaks in the background are the “Three Apostles”. Huron is to the left hidden by the ridge I’m circling around.
Once you top the ridge, it’s a large bowl that you slowly climb up. There are well-graded switch-backs climb the ridge. It was a beautiful day and I moved quickly to the summit
The views are incredible from the top
The view with a little Google magic