Peak(s):  Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop - 0 feet
Post Date:  06/25/2012
Date Climbed:   06/23/2012
Posted By:  Chris P.

 A Heavy Dose of Mountain Beauty  

Yeah I know, some people don't like clicking links to an external site to get to the trip report blah, blah, blah... but believe me, it's worth it. I even have video footage of me punting a marmot into a lake... or do I? You'll have to click the link to find out.

Click here for the full report.


  • Comments or Questions

I guess
06/26/2012 00:59
I guess that marmot had it coming. Marmot punting is the newest of Colorado's Extreme Mountain Sports. At least they make an adorable ”yip” when you make contact.


Beautiful pics
06/26/2012 01:21
This really is a loop I need to do someday. Thanks for sharing!


cool loop
06/26/2012 03:20
I need to do that someday. Cool shots. Nice narrative.


Blocked at work :(
06/26/2012 13:40
why I don't like external links
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Nice TR!
06/26/2012 17:41
Enjoyed the write up. How many hours did it take? How much of it did you jog? I'm looking forward to giving it a go on Saturday.

Chris P.

06/26/2012 22:38
It took about 7 hours going at a fairly unhurried pace with a lot of quick stops for photos and water refills and extended breaks at King Falls, the small lake below Trail Rider, and Snowmass Lake. I ran all of the downhills and probably 40% of the uphills. All of the trail is pretty runable with only a few steep grunts, but I hiked for some longer periods going up each of the passes just to keep myself from being totally wrecked. I can imagine that in more ”normal” summer weather you may either want to start earlier or go faster to beat the thunderstorms, but I didn't have that to contend with.


Very nice Chris P!
06/27/2012 00:54
And narrative/photos too!

Chris P.

Thanks Caroline!
06/27/2012 15:29
When I was up in that area I was thinking about our trips to Pyramid and Capitol. Those were some fun climbs.

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