One of the best hikes of the year, Mount Bierstadt is pretty imposing, and also a relatively popular hike. I assume it's potentially a little easier without snow, but, a rather large late September storm blew threw and dumped between 6 inches and 18 inches of snow from the base to the summit.
There's some snow in Utah! Actually, quite a bit of snow! While the valley still looks like fall for the most part, driving 30 to 40 minutes up the canyon will get you into an early winter.
This easily became one of my favorite hikes I did while spending some time in Colorado. I had heard of the Mount of the Holy Cross from one of my favorite skiers, Cody Townsend, who had skied the Holy Cross couloir a couple years back. Since then, I poured over beta on how best to hike this mountain, and also bag my first 14er. When it was all said and done, I never ended up hiking up the Holy Cross. Instead, I opted for Notch Mountain, which lies directly across from the Mount of the Holy Cross, and gives a spectacular vantage point of the mountain.
Colorado is ColoRADo! I went to Colorado for a weeklong adventure and was able to hit many trails around the beautiful National Forests from Vail to Loveland and Breckenridge. It was such a fantastic time! The colors were firing all week long, and I even got some snow at the end of my stay. Winter … Continue reading Spending One Week in the White River National Forest, Colorado
Want some serious exposure? You'll get it with Devil's Castle in Alta, Utah. This hike is no joke, and definitely not for the faint of heart!