Monthly Archives: October 2012

Colorado Peaks, October 2012

Linda and I visited Marty in Lakewood in early October and we parked the trailer at nearby Bear Creek Lake Park. The weather in Lakewood was cold and wet at first, but a few days of dry weather came so I took the opportunity to hike four Colorado Fourteeners over three days while Linda bicycled in the Lakewood area.

I began my hiking excursion on Sunday by driving to the McCullough Gulch Trailhead then backtracking and car camping above the Quandary Peak Trailhead. The evening was cool, but I enjoyed relaxing and preparing dinner wearing my down jacket. I enjoyed my winter sleeping bag and I slept comfortably in the cold night. Continue reading

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Steens Mountain and Beatys Butte

In mid September I returned to Southeast Oregon with the intent to summit Beatys Butte after being turned back by a flat tire in early July and to hike several Steens Mountain summits after being turned back by wildfires in mid July. I had purchased new tires for my car and the wildfires near Frenchglen had died down, so I was hopeful my plans would succeed this time. Continue reading

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