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 Peak(s):  Huron Peak  -  14,003 feet
 Post Date:  07/22/2011
 Date Climbed:   07/22/2011
 Posted By:  zoriloco

 Wonderful day on Huron Peak   

Hello everyone,

So far this summer Ive been putting off my hiking to do some wheeling after some major modifications done on my Jeep. Well early this week my wife and i decided to take advantage of a day off we both had and headed out to Huron's Peak.

We left Denver at around 6:30pm and after a quick bite to eat we were tackling the 4WD road up to the TH. Being this would be our first time up this trail we were a bit nervous driving up this route at around 10pm.

Everything was well marked and we had no problems finding a good spot to park the Xterra and unfold our sleeping bags. We started hiking at 6am like i had mentioned and reached the summit at 9am. We were there for about 30min and got back to the car at noon.

Driving up to Leadville



Didnt quite know where the trail ended... al of a sudden I was facing the signs at the TH. Why hike when you can drive right..... lol



Setting up camp lazy style





Next morning we were to get up at 4:30am but it was nice and toasty inside the sleeping bags so we didnt start walking until 6am..... hehehe

The views from our site



This trail starts climbing right away





There are lots of nice steps along the way



We got our first glance at the 3 apostols



After leaving treeline we got to this big opening, I really enjoyed this area. lots of water and flowers and finally some flatland





Some nice snow fields





Then the switchbacks started again



Flowers everywhere



We finally got to what we thought was the summit.... but not quite there yet... hahaha



Still had about 10 more minutes of walking to do





By 9am we were at the summit and as always I waved my Guatemalan Flag







After that we pulled out a sandwich and some jalapenos to snack on.







On our way back












Some pictures of the 4WD trail








PUddles a couple of inches deep




 


  • Comments or Questions
rickinco123


Are you two from Guatemala?     2011-07-23 00:24:07
The jalapeno snack is awesome! Looks like the flowers are pretty amazing this year.


zoriloco


Not both     2011-07-23 11:27:02
My wife is from Mexico and yeah them jalapeno's do give it a nice touch..lol


Ceastar


4wd or high clearance     2011-08-03 22:01:54
Thanks for the report. I'm hoping to do this next Monday. Did you need the 4wd? Or, would a high clearance vehicle be enough do you think? Thanks, C


zoriloco


You're welcome.     2011-08-04 08:16:59
Hight cleareance should get you there with no problems. I actually just went back there this past weekend and ran it in 2WD in my Jeep. I did see some Subaru's out up there that day too.


--Liz--


Nice trail     2011-08-08 15:12:56
This is a great trail, I enjoyed the weather and of course great company...



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