Peak(s):  PT 13,140  -  13,140 feet
Date Posted:  10/29/2015
Modified:  10/30/2015
Date Climbed:   10/15/2015
Author:  SnowAlien
Additional Members:   mtnbikerskierchick
 Fall Elk Hunting  

Fall Elk Hunting (UN 13,130 or is it UN 13,140?)

Peak: UN 13,130
Date: October 15, 2015
Trailheads: East Fork/ West Maroon Pass via Schofield Pass (start) and Rustler Gulch (finish) - car shuttle
Stats: ~11 miles, 3,500 ft elevation gain/4,400 ft elevation loss, 8 hours 45 minutes
GPS track
Participants: Brittany Walker Konsella (mtnbikerskierchick) and Natalie Moran (SnowAlien)

There was one lesser thirteener that seemed to go unnoticed, probably because it doesn't have a name. Those keeping track of all the thirteeners in the state refer to this one as Unnammed 13,130. However, as we found out, the summit is labeled wrong. The knob next to the declared summit on the map actually rises a good 10 feet higher. But, we'll discuss that more later. Unnamed 13,130 lies on the ridgeline between West Maroon and Precarious Peak. That would be our goal for the day... To find out about Brittany's love for hiking very steep grass click here...

Cabela's orange hat

the ridge

We don't think this is an actual summit

Brittany's GPS thinks the real summit is further down the ridge and is at least 13,140

Precarious(ly) looking peak

Down by the lake

Very steep grass

Brittany's report here...

 Comments or Questions

10/29/2015 20:05
That’s my kind of Elk hunting! Just climbed Pyramid Peak this past summer and definitely want to return to this region again next year. Beautiful fall colors in such a gorgeous area! Thanks!


No orange?
10/29/2015 20:36
Crazy to go out in hunting season without orange on.


10/29/2015 22:02
12ersRule – I do have an orange hat bought at Cabellas last year, it’s just this important photo documentation didn’t make it into the report. As soon as I hear any distant shots, the orange hat somehow quickly finds its way to the top of my head


10/30/2015 11:28
Looks like a nice fall day out. I can imagine you at Cabela’s..."Hi, where are your blaze orange hats? I don’t want to get shot by any of you idiot hunters"


10/30/2015 14:18
Haha, no they were in the sale bins, so I didn’t have to ask. Not all, but some hunters are pretty nice And as you saw, the orange hat came rather handy on Dallas below the tree line after I heard some shots coming from Tom Cruise’s estate. 8) I’ll tell you my story of "idiot hunters/target shooters" later. It was actually pretty terrifying...


11/02/2015 08:05
Hard to believe it’s October. Did you see any snow?


11/02/2015 09:59
I’ve been wearing ridiculously bright colors while mountain biking lately. Yesterday, I rode by 50+ spent shotgun shells right alongside the trail. Not comforting at all. As for the redneck who left them there, you’re welcome, I packed them ALL out in my Camelback.


11/02/2015 13:35
Jay, it was a couple of days before the snow came. It was a nice summery stroll (sans wildflowers unfortunately)
Mtgirl – yup, hunting season is "interesting". The key to some resemblance of safety is to avoid old mining 4x4 roads


11/05/2015 16:08


11/08/2015 17:49
Unfortunately, there are just enough bad apples (irresponsible shooters, loud, obnoxious hunters) that give us all a bad name. Just remember not all are "idiots"

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