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 Peak(s):  Mamma, Mt  -  13,646 feet
 Post Date:  05/03/2011
 Date Climbed:   04/30/2011
 Posted By:  piper14er

 Mount Mamma - Baldwin Gulch     

myself (Al), d_baker (Darin) and anna (Anna)

Mount Mamma - ranked Bi-Centennial Peak - 173rd highest Colorado peak
Line parent - Grizzly Mountain
Quad - Saint Elmo
Latitude - 38°40'10" N
Longitude - 106°19'05" W
Elevation -13,646 feet
Rise 546'
Isolation - 1.68 miles
12.6 miles
4300 feet

A word on the name Mount Mamma - the name refers to the entire massif. The quad maps show Mt. Mamma at 13,553 and a bit to the north of approximately 0.5 miles. That point is unranked.

I was invited by Darin and Anna to accompany them on a bi-centennial hike. I met Darin and Anna in Colorado Springs. Darin and I carpooled to the trailhead and Anna drove herself as she also had plans to solo Tabeguache the next day.

We drove to the standard Mt. Antero 2wd trailhead on Road 162, driving past the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs resort (watch for deer) and parked at the bottom of Road 277 (see d_baker conditions report).

We started off in mildly cold temperatures up Road 277, which Anna had been up three times previously in the last month or so on some solo adventures to 14,000 foot peaks.

Darin and Anna starting at the bottom of Road 277.
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Making our way up under the sunny blue skies.
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Darin and Anna booting their way along the road. A few inches of fresh snow on fairly well packed snow beneath.
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The junction that leads to Antero going left and our route continuing up Road 277 for a ways.
(photo by Darin)
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Anna hiking the road.
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The trail breaks off to the left at this point from Road 277 and heads past a broken carsonite trail marker about 100 yards or so from the road.
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We were pleasantly surprised by the sunny blue skies as the weather report was calling for cloudy and 50% chance of snow. Also very little wind was encountered all day, a welcome situation.

Darin on the upper part of the route and through the trees.
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Darin making his way to treeline.
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Anna with the Grizzly Mountain and valley behind.
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Looking ahead and to the right 13,646 hides behind a bump in the ridge.
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Antero.
(photo by Anna)
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Al snowshoeing up towards the ridge.
(photo by Darin)
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Darin and Anna.
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Cronin, one of Anna's earlier 2011 hikes up the Baldwin Gulch trail.
(photo by Anna)
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Boulder Mountain. This peak looks like it would be a good one to hit in combination with 13,646 as it is basically on the way back. A short moderately steep hike back down to the trail.
(photo by Anna)
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Darin and myself.
(photo by Anna)
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The ridge looking at Boulder Mountain.
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Darin and myself.
(photo by Anna)
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Darin and Anna on the wide ridge below.
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Grizzly Mountain and the clouds moving in.
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13,646 and Mount Mamma to the north.
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Darin on ridge below.
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Darin working his way up.
(photo by Anna)
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Looking back.
(photo by Anna)
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Al up on ridge prior to summit.
(photo by Anna)
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Anna gaining the top.
(photo by Darin)
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Views.
(photo by Darin)
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Summit trio.
(photo by Anna’s camera)
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A nice day when it looks as others had winter like conditions while some of us needed more sunscreen.



My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
Dad Mike


Love it     2014-08-12 17:13:45
I love the reports on peaks I've never heard of. Nice job to all 3 of you. Looks like it was a fun day.


piper14er


bug is fixed     2011-05-04 16:23:33
we had a bug, comments were not posting but Bill fixed it.

thanks

one of my normal partners is the dog the other one is Derek


MtnHub


Way to go!     2011-05-03 14:02:31
Especially loved the contrasting mt/cloud images in frames 24 & 27! Since I can't make it out to CO until late July, these reports keep me stoked! Thanks for posting this report!


Johnson


First time ever?     2011-06-02 08:57:39
Thanks for the picture of you! I don't think I've seen one of you in any of your reports.... Always enjoy your reports and seeing some different areas and peaks. Nice work to you three. Where's your normal partner?


d_baker


Oh Mamma!     2011-05-06 06:09:40
Thanks for writing this up Al!
Although I was dragging a bit, it was still a good day out with better weather than expected.
It was also nice to get out with you and Anna.


Presto


Gwynn ...     2011-05-10 14:15:57
Yup, where's that wonderful dog? Great photos (I agree ... it was nice to see you in a photo ... maybe a trick you can teach ”your normal partner”). 8) I remember we did Mt. Mamma one mother's day quite a few years back (under similar conditions). Nice report. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


piper14er


thanks for thinking of Gwynn     2011-05-10 14:51:43
I have to get her back out. She has decided that some of that winter stuff may be too cold and windy. Can't blame her there as it has been very windy lately but it is warming up.


kimo

Thanks     2011-05-10 22:46:57
The St. Elmo area is one of my favorite in all of Colorado. Before I was hill walking I used to take the Jeep up there (Grizzly Lake and Baldwin Lakes) a few times each summer to camp and fish and take photos. Mt. Mamma caught my eye on the map due to it's whimsical name. Nice to see a trip report for the peak. Nicely done adventure and trip report.



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