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I need a quickie...13er....

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:30 pm

With summer conditions waning, my 2012 wish list taunting me, and only being available to do some short hikes during the week, I must ask....

What are some good, quickish, 13er peaks?

Ones that:

The TH is within 2-3 hours of Colorado Springs
Class 1 or 2, or with very short, solid, class 3
5-7 mi RT
Ranked or unranked (prefer ranked though, but will take anything)

Thanks!
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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:34 pm

Head up I70 to Herman's or Watrous Gulch - Pettingell, Woods, Bethel, Parnassus and Bard... all are ranked. 2 hours from the Springs.
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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby tommelch » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:35 pm

Try the Indian Peaks.
There are some great climbs there...Mt. Toll, Paiute, Audabon, North and South Arapahoe.
All are accessed via Brainard Lake area

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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby Jesse M » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:36 pm

Fletcher from Blue Lakes, love this hike, the views are sweet.

Loveland to Buckskin from just below Kite Lake, good hike, not nearly as cool as Fletcher though.

Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby Bean 2 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:37 pm

wildlobo71 wrote:Head up I70 to Herman's or Watrous Gulch - Pettingell, Woods, Bethel, Parnassus and Bard... all are ranked. 2 hours from the Springs.


Bethel is not a 13er.
Neither is Woods.
Try again.
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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby Jesse M » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:44 pm

Three more, Weston and Ptarmagin from Weston Pass. Mt. Hope could be a good one.

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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby sunny1 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:45 pm

Squaretop
Bald A
Silverheels
Whale
You could do both Guyot from Georgia Pass and Boreas from Boreas Pass (3 mi r/t for each)

Looks like you've mined the Mosquitos and Tenmile already :wink:

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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Bean 2 wrote:
wildlobo71 wrote:Head up I70 to Herman's or Watrous Gulch - Pettingell, Woods, Bethel, Parnassus and Bard... all are ranked. 2 hours from the Springs.


Bethel is not a 13er.
Neither is Woods.
Try again.


Did I call them all 13ers? I just said all are ranked, and within 2 hours or so of CS...

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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:03 pm

Threads called "Last Minute Lindsey" and "I need a quickie....."

Hahahahaha! :lol:

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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby Sky » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:22 pm

I'm itchin' to do Twin Sister's!!!
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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:50 pm

Subtracting your checklist from what I've climbed leaves a short list. :) But none of these are very hard, and all are about 100-120 miles away.

Whale Peak, north of 285 from Hall Valley campground, 9 miles r/t, easy class 2.
Bald Mountain and Boreas Peak from Boreas Pass, accessible from the south from Como.
Gray Wolf Mtn and Mt Spalding from Guanella Pass. Also Square Top Mtn.
I haven't climbed it, but Lenawee Mtn from either the A-Basin parking lot or the back side from Montezuma (Peru Creek?) should work.
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Re: I need a quickie...13er....

Postby scott goldberg » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:20 pm

I was going to suggest the James Peak group, but see you've already been there.

+1 on the group from Herman/Watrous Gulch, a very cool place.
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