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 Peak(s):  Shrine Mountain - 11,894 feet
 Post Date:  08/16/2012
 Date Climbed:   08/11/2012
 Posted By:  djkest

 Shrine Mountain- views Galore    

This mountain is less than 12,000 feet. It doesn't even have enough prominence over it's parent to "count". And yet, it was a good hike. From this point, you can see into the Gore range, you can see the Tenmile range, and you can look at the Northern Sawatch (including Holy Cross, Massive, and Elbert)

Last Saturday I hiked Shrine mountain with my Mother in law, wife, and her sister. I also brought my 8-month-old son along! I'm sure he won't remember the hike, but he did seem to be having fun. He would make happy noises when we were hiking, and sometimes whine when I stopped for whatever reason. It was his first "summit".

Pictures and some brief directions can be found
On my BLOG

Not every hike you do has to be a 14er, and sometimes the simple hikes can be just as enjoyable.

2-shot panorama


Heavily photoshopped picture of some Gores (if you know what they are, please tell me!)

 


  • Comments or Questions
Jay521


Agreed!     2012-08-16 08:00:10
Mountains other than 14ers (and 13ers) can be a lot of fun - with the added advantage of having the mountain to yourself. And good for you for starting Alex out early!



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