Friday, June 17, 2011

Wednesday, 06/15/11 Golden Bear Peak

Golden Bear Peak, 13,010 ft.
4.35 miles/2,012 vert./3:39 Garmin Data
Partners:  Allison and Sierra

Parked on the West side of Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel and started a bit before 8am.  As suspected, there is still a lot of snow in the basin, but made for easy Microspike cruising when frozen.  We headed directly up the partially melted steep hillside to the ridge just S. of the true summit of Golden Bear.  The true summit was just a short and easy walk from there.  Our plan was to head over to Hagar and the Citadel, but unfortunatly that was not in the cards today.  We just took our time, enjoying the clear (but a touch windy and cool) morning.  Headed to Silverthorne for some to go lunch, picknicked in Keystone by the river and then drove home over Loveland Pass and walked around up there for a bit.

Allison and Sierra starting off.  Allison's first peak in ~18 months

Looking down at the tunnel

Can you spot the 3 skiers?

(OK, tilted, just a little.... ;))

Loveland, Loveland Pass, Torreys, Grays

Golden Bear, Hagar (mostly hidden), Citadel

Hagar, Citadel

Looking down toward the tunnel on our way back

Sierra TEARING back across the valley after investigating some distant chirps

Sierra above Loveland Pass

A Basin


Sierra LOVES cooling off in the snow

Slow start to the wildflower season with all the snow, but I found a few

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