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Huron Peak: ridge to Brown's Peak?

Postby Craig Cook » Tue May 17, 2011 9:13 pm

Looking at some trip reports, it looks like there is a ridge that can be crossed from Huron Peak over to the Browns Peak 13er. I was curious how difficult this ridge is, and if it's worth heading over there from Huron.

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Re: Huron Peak: ridge to Brown's Peak?

Postby tmathews » Tue May 17, 2011 9:18 pm

It's not difficult at all, but getting there could be a problem depending on when you're planning to go. This was the ridge last weekend.
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Re: Huron Peak: ridge to Brown's Peak?

Postby Craig Cook » Tue May 17, 2011 9:27 pm

Thanks!

It would be a summer hike. I can't see myself doing any hikes with a lot of snow in the near (or even not-so-near) future. Since I don't have much experience, being able to see the trail is pretty much necessary for me at this point.
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Re: Huron Peak: ridge to Brown's Peak?

Postby tmathews » Tue May 17, 2011 9:28 pm

You'll be fine in the summer. It's just a ridge walk.

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Re: Huron Peak: ridge to Brown's Peak?

Postby Alpine » Wed May 18, 2011 7:50 am

As tmathews said, it is not a difficult hike. There is not really much of a trail but you don't really need one along that section as you can see one peak from the other - it is very clear where to go. If going form Huron to Brown's, heading down to the north from Brown's, you can see old mining roads down below - just head for those and follow out.

As a bonus, both times I have been over to Brown's I have seen some nice Mountain Goats.
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Re: Huron Peak: ridge to Brown's Peak?

Postby huffy13 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:48 am

In hindsight (being 20/20 of course), I wish we would have went ahead and taken the ridge over to Brown's last June. Looked like fun. Oh well, maybe another day I'll just repeat Huron......and that doesn't bother me in the least little bit.
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