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 Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
"Little Pikes"  -  13,363 feet
Devils Playground - 13,070 feet
 Post Date:  02/10/2009
 Date Climbed:   02/07/2009
 Posted By:  Kevin Baker

 Pikes West Fork: A Unique Perspective on America‘s Mountain   

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/488153/pikes-via-west-fork-a-unique-perspective-on-america-s-mountain.html


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  • Comments or Questions (7)
DHatfield

Nice and long!!     2010-11-30 10:20:24
Excellent trip report and thanks for sharing Kevin!! Congrats guys on a long day!! Its good to now have new way up Pikes Peak that I haven't done before and the scenery up West Fork looks incredible so I hope to do this soon!! Nice job on picking up a few little prizes, Little Pikes and Devils Playground, on the way out. Sounds like a long tough day though. Great photos too!!!


shaun

good stuff     2009-02-11 07:42:43
I really like those pictures of the sunset. Must have been awesome.


cftbq


Lots of work, big adventure!     2009-02-11 09:12:08
Congrats, Kevin & crew! I‘d read about this route, but this TR helps a lot. (Not sure about all that wallowing, though...) One Q: Why didn‘t you follow the road from the 1st too the 2nd reservoir? It looks easier on the map.


Kevin Baker


road     2009-02-11 12:21:44
Thanks, Patrick. The bushwacking and snow depth around the 1st reservoir was pretty mellow, so we didn‘t feel the need to take the road since it was a bit indirect. This route would go pretty quick in the summer since it‘s a pretty mellow climb, but obviously you are above treeline for a long time.


susanjoypaul


Ahhh... now I remember!     2009-02-11 20:27:13
I did that route a few years ago, Kevin, and was stopped by a woman with a big ugly Rottweiler. After I talked her down (the woman, not the Rottweiler) she calmly retreated and let us pass... not at all like the nice landowners who nailed us a few weeks ago, and then proceeded to invite us in for hot cocoa!

What a great route (my personal favorite) and really nice report and photos... will have to try that one again!


JerryB


Nice     2009-02-11 21:36:52
Congrats and Thanks for the report, guys. Gonna have to try that route. Good photos.


uwe


Sweet!     2009-02-24 12:33:01
Looks like you guys had a grand time.
Sorry I missed it.
See you on the rebound.



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